5 Ways to Avoid Negotiating Mistakes 

December 16th, 2021

You’ve got your eyes set on your dream condo. But, while the property hunting experience can be exciting, it can also be stressful, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Making sure not to make any wrong moves when negotiating and jeopardizing your purchase is half the battle.

While the negotiation process is pretty straightforward, people make mistakes that can put their condo purchase at risk. So, before you can call up an interior designer to take a look at one of the new condos in Columbia District, or another area of San Diego, CA, read on to learn more about how to avoid making common negotiating blunders.
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What are common negotiating mistakes?

Bringing negotiations to a successful conclusion does take skill. However, if you avoid the obstacles that can put a wrench in your plans to purchase a condo. Prevent common negotiation mistakes by following these tips:

1. Keep your cards close to your chest

When the negotiation process begins, you might be eager to share as much information as possible with the seller’s agent. However, oversharing may give off the impression you’re desperately in need of the property and inadvertently ruin your chances of acquiring it. Don’t give the agent reason to believe you have the means and determination to purchase the condo at a price well above what you could actually buy it for.

2. Don’t make a lowball offer

Starting with a lowball offer just to test the waters may come off as you trying to see if the seller is desperate to sell the condo may backfire. Most sellers will view this as an insult. You’ll ruin your chances of the purchase before you officially even start the negotiation process.

3. Don’t come with your best offer straight away

On the flip side, don’t make the mistake of starting the negotiation with your best offer. It’s an unwritten rule that negotiations typically start with a lower price than what you’re in fact willing to pay. The other side will view this as such, and will come with a counter offer that you’re not able to respond to. The seller will simply not assume you’re being reasonable and honest.

4. Hide your excitement

Keep yourself neutral in front of the seller or their agent. Don’t let them see the excitement as you picture yourself lounging in your new living room or admiring the bathroom.  By staying indifferent, the seller or their agent will not see an opportunity to inflate the price during negotiations.

5. Send a concise offer letter

Your offer shouldn’t be just a number on a piece of paper. Instead, you should craft the letter in such a way that it communicates commitment, seriousness and reflects all the reasons why your offer is objective and reasonable.
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How do I find the best new condos in Columbia District and the greater San Diego, CA, area?

Premium condos around Downtown San Diego and the Columbia District area are proving to be a hot commodity, so it’s no wonder buyers are flocking to purchase a luxury condo in the neighborhood. With the help of San Diego’s #1 real estate agents, you’ll avoid the mistakes when negotiating for your new home. With decades of success in the industry, we’ve got valuable negotiation tips so you can get the property you prefer. Reap the benefits of Neuman & Neuman’s unmatched selection of real estate.

Our team is on hand to assist you in finding your home in the most sought-after properties in the city. For all your inquiries, feel free to reach out to us. We’ve got you covered!

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