When one is buying a house, they should approach their purchase with the Eye of the Tiger. Montage music should replace their inner monologue, as they stand confident and fierce, determined to haggle some extra goods out of their new house purchase. What’s that you say, haggling during the purchase of a house? That is correct, reader!
Think about it – with every purchase you make off the hands of a sales professional, they are likely being paid commission. I know this, I sold cell phones at one point at a mall kiosk – the incentive to make sales is the fat commission bonus you receive for doing your job good. It’s the biggest benefit of doing work in sales! That and practicing stellar interpersonal communications skills, which can be used in every aspect of life. In any case, the sales person wants to make the sale. So bearing this in mind, try to get them to sweeten the deal!
Depending on how desperate the owner of the house is to sell it, you might be able to get a few grand off the price of the house. Do some research into it – were there any crime scenes in the house? Perhaps vague, local rumblings of frequent shifts in ownership, due to a possible “haunting?” Maybe there was a drug lab in the basement, gun running operation in the barn, or grisly murder in the kitchen. (It was Professor Plum with the candlestick.) In any case, if you find any sordid history on the house or it’s neighborhood, bring it up slyly in conversation with the real estate agent – perhaps you’ll get a bit of cash off the house. In any case you aren’t gonna see “Haunted House” written out in giant letters across the side of the house, so do your research!
Not every house harbors a dark past. We aren’t living in a real life American Horror Story, where corny horror cliches are peeking out from every shadowy room and dark corner. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to get the overall payment down, but perhaps you might persuade the seller to sweet the deal in other ways. Perhaps you can get some stylish new patio furniture, at no cost, magically appear on the deck right before you move in. Or maybe you can get a some kitchen appliances – a formidable refrigerator to keep your delicious, wholesome foods well preserved. Maybe a free blender to make your daily fruit smoothies. Or do you start your morning with coffee? How about a decaff machine! Get creative with it, and have them throw in the best electric smoker money can buy, with a trusty BBQ Smoker Buyer Guide on the side!
The sky is the limit! You could be enjoying freshly brewed coffee from your free decaff machine, while waiting for your pork to cook up in the electric pork that you’ll later enjoy on your beautiful, free patio furniture, looking out over the acres of untamed woodland wilderness that stretches behind your beautiful new home. Sounds like a smart course of action to take, right? Highly suggest trying, you ARE about to make the real estate agent a huge chunk of change in commission sales. They’ll be happy to make your life and move easier, as the simple fact you are consulting with them makes their lives better.