Home Inspection - Get it right the first time! 

The home looks perfect! You are all set to buy it and fulfill your dream. Don't let this dream turn into a nightmare because you did not get a home inspection.

According to a study conducted by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Realtors in 2001, 77% of all homebuyers insisted on a home inspection prior to purchasing their property, and 97% of that group believes the service was a good value for the price.

A home inspection is the second major contingency after the financial contingency, before you decide to purchase your home. This is where you have the right to back out of the deal, if the report indicates serious problems.

It is often said: "Experience is the best teacher". Learn from the experiences of others, so that you don't fall prey to the same mistakes.

A small amount of additional time that you spend now can go a long way in preserving the safety and beauty of your home.


Making Your Move Less Stressful  Back to top

After the long home buying process, you are moving close to the date of the move. The last thing you want is more exhaustion, fatigue, stress and disappointment.

Prepare well in advance for a smart move that leaves you excited and enthusiastic, as you set foot in your dream home.

Buffer any unpleasantness by identifying it and taking steps to eliminate it.


Negotiating the deal - Best Strategies  Back to top

If you are selling, you want the most money for your home.
If you are buying, you want the most home for the least money.

Negotiation, no matter what it involves, is about give and take. The person with the stronger alternative, usually gets more, but in a successful negotiation both sides will end up with a compromise and no one will feel deceived or taken advantage of.

Try to take the help of your agent, as they will help in keeping strong emotions at bay. Remember, everyone realizes that the first offer is below what you expect to pay for the property. The key to a successful negotiation is to be aware that it is a mind game. You should play up your strengths through your agent. Tell your agent to communicate that your offer is fair and that you are flexible on other factors because you are very interested in the property.

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