A Common Chicago Short Sale Negotiation Mistake: Not Learning The Buyer’s Motivation

A Common Chicago Short Sale Negotiation Mistake: Not Learning The Buyer’s Motivation

Posted on August 18th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.


Chicago IL – Despite what you have been told price isn’t the only reason people buy. Maybe they really like a certain feature in your home.

They might be willing to pay more because of that feature. Sometimes they might even absolutely love that feature.

They have been home hunting for a while and finally found a home that met their needs completely. That means they are willing to pay more for your home.

If you meet the buyers, then ask them why they are buying a home. They might tell you that they are being transferred and have to find a home by a certain date. If you know that, you will be able to negotiate a higher sales price.

Your agent needs to probe for the buyer’s motivation every chance they get. If the buyers have an agent, then they need to probe that agent for information.

“Why do the buyers like this home”, “Where are they moving from”, and “How does this home compare to other homes” are some of the questions they should be asking. No, they shouldn’t be asking them as bluntly as that.

But, you can often find the answers in a roundabout way. For example, your realtor could say, “They will love our town because of the X (insert a unique feature of your town.) Do they have an X where they live now?”

That will start the conversation about where they are moving from. You can learn a lot from what the other realtor says.

It can really help with the negotiations. You would be amazed at what some people will tell you.

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Thanks for reading this, Phil Buoscio.

Phil is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc.. Chicago Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (312) 953-6725. myrealtorphil@gmail.com.

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Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

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