Tips On Negotiating Offers For MA Homes

Several negotiations take place in the home selling process.

It can be intricate and emotional as everyone wants to feel that the result favors them, or is at a minimum a fair balance of interests.

This blog provides tips on negotiating offers for MA homes.

Negotiation Considerations

Real Estate Market

Whether it is a buyers market or sellers market may affect your negotiating strength. In a buyer market, home buyers have more leverage because of the volume of alternatives. Sellers should be more flexible in order to preserve a potential buyer. In a seller market, buyers should submit their best possible offer in order to successfully compete for a highly competitive residence.


A number of things can affect bargaining position. For instance, personal situations such as a bankruptcy can divulge your motivation and give the other person an advantage. It is critical to keep this information from becoming public. The presentation of multiple offers can also affect who has bargaining power. Understand your power prior to creating a negotiation plan, since you may have little opportunity to alter your position afterwards.

Contract Details

Negotiations involve more than price. Assess all the terms of an offer including the deadlines, contingencies, deposits, special requests, and financing details. All of these on their own and together play a role in the chances of successful compromise. Get advice from your agent on whether your requests are reasonable or may be perceived negatively by the other party. Being unflexible on certain issues may hurt more than help.

Professional Experience

Real estate professionals can improve successful negotiations using their expertise and suggestion of alternatives. Contracts can live or die based on the details and on the emotions of both parties involved. Real estate professionals can function as a cushion between parties and create a professional and fair negotiation process.

Tips On Negotiating Offers For MA Homes

The key to successful negotiations involves comprehending the real estate market, recognizing your bargaining position, considering the full details of the contract and their impact, and receiving assistance from an experienced real estate professional. It may be impossible to get everything you want. The goal is to have a contract that all parties can accept and for everyone to believe they were given fair consideration. Hopefully the above tips on negotiating offers for MA homes will make your future negotiations make more sense.


About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.