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Can you negotiate when making an offer on a new home?

Asked by Trulia Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL Mon Jan 28, 2013

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Absolutely. No price is written in stone. If you can't get the Sellers/Builders to reduce the price than you can ask for assistance with closing costs or ask for applicances that are not included in the price of the home to be included or some other type of upgrade. Remember that the agent representing the Builder is allowed to represent the Seller/Builder and also a potentional Buyer BUT it is in your best interest to hire an agent who is going to represent you exclusively. I am good at negotiating with new home builders and if you want good representation please give me a call.

Barbara Easton-Irvin
Atlantic Properties International
954-740-7855
FloridaLiving4U@yahoo.com

Check out my website at: http://www.FloridaLiving4U.net
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
Yes, you can negotiate. If you have a Realtor representing you as a Buyer, they are obliged to provide you with three most recent comparable sales (a good Realtor will know the criteria necessary; remaining with a certain amount of square footage, # of rooms, year build, pool, radius, etc) as so you can make the best educated decision on your initial offer. Also, having the local Facts and Trends available is helpful when negotiating. Currently, the inventory is very low, so there is a lot of competition and often times if the property is listed close to the market value, there are many times where properties are selling at and above the list price/market value. Additionally, a great Realtor might communicate with the listing agent to determine if there are any other offers and be able to pre-negotiate verbally as so you can submit a clean offer knowing pretty much where you are. There are also a lot of factors that can be negotiated in the contract (escrow money deposit, # of days for inspection, providing Proof of Funds, preapprovals and much more) that might help make your offer stand out amongst others. Hope this helps!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
You can ALWAYS nego., with anyone (don't we, daily, nego. with our better half? our kids?)
You will never knowabout anything, unless you ask.
Depending on the builder' situation, your saving can be great, not so much, or not at all....

With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)

RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220 http://www.WeSellBroward.com

All Star Realty Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2013
Trulia,

Here is an article on Zillow you might find helpful about negotiating on a new home purchase: http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Buying-a-Home-Negotiation-St…

Good luck!

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
754-300-6040

100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!
http://luxurylivingfortlauderdale.com/what-clients-are-saying/

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2013
With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)

RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220 http://www.WeSellBroward.com

All Star Realty Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
Allison, please contact me (I don't see a way to so myself)....
Thx
Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013
The portion of my respont was lost when I copied & paste off Microsoft Word:(
Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013
Hi Meir-
Rather than share your contact information, the best way to prove you are worth calling is by sharing useful information. Please make sure that you are not just using Trulia Voices to solicit your services.

Ali, Community Manager
Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013
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As a Mortgage Broker with A LOT of experience going up against the Builders, I am an EXPERT on this subject

Contact me asap http://www.pro-option.com

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