8 Things You Should Never Say When Buying a Home – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com
8 Things You Should Never Say When Buying a Home – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com If you’re in the throes of house hunting, chances are you’re excited—whether it’s your first home or your fifth. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride!
Seeing something you love (or hate) can often cause you to blurt all kinds of things, some of which you might regret. Because while you can (and should) always be upfront with your Realtor®, you might not want to be quite so candid around the sellers (or the listing agent working for them). The reason? Just like in “Law & Order,” what you say can—and will—be used against you.
The ‘things NOT to say’ fall into a couple of categories: One is announcing your high level of interest, and the other is to insult the seller.
When holding an Open House, I hear some of these comments quite often:
“Need this house, because my sister lives down the street”
“Need to buy in this neighbourhood because of my job”
These types of comments do make it back to the seller (it’s the Open House agent’s DUTY to report that type of interest level), and when it comes time to make an offer, the buyers chances for getting a discount are severely hampered.
Other comments fall into the ‘insulting’ category:
“You’re WAY overpriced”, “My sister bought a house just like this for $50K less”, and “I hate these colors”. If the Open House agent is smart, he will NOT report these back to the seller, but you never know. Plus, a member of the sellers family could be within earshot at that time!
Tips and Rules for visiting an Open House – Winnipeg Real Estate Blog
Tips and Rules for visiting an Open House – Winnipeg Real Estate Blog Visiting an open house is a great way to get started when shopping for a new (first, or next) home. Here is a list of tips to help make your house-hunting more successful.