Avoid These Comments When Youre Buying A Home

Dated: 07/11/2016

Views: 107

Sometimes you need to keep a poker face when you’re buying a home. It’s not in your best interest to be totally candid with the seller and listing agent when you’re considering a home. Here a few things that are better left unsaid.

“This is at the top end of our budget”: Don’t let the listing agent know that a home is at the top of your budget. You want to keep all the bargaining chips you can, and letting the seller know your budget can hurt you when it comes time to negotiate.

“I hate the paint”: Or furniture. Or cabinets. Or any of the decor. No matter how hideous the wallpaper in the kitchen is, take care not to insult the seller’s taste. If they’re considering multiple offers, you don’t want to be the buyer that offended the seller!

“We can’t wait to renovate”: Customization is one of the big perks of home ownership, but it’s best to keep your renovation plans quiet for the moment. The seller may have a lot of memories in the home, and may not appreciate your plans to immediately tear down some walls.

Blog author image

Mike Pourciau

Mike has over 14 years in experience in real estate and 25 years in management, sales, and business ownership. Mike has grown into an agent and leader who tenaciously protects his clients interests. S....

Latest Blog Posts

Tomball ISD Football Schedule

Check out Tomball ISD's varsity football schedule for the 2018 high school football season!!

Read More

CFISD Varsity Football Schedules

   See the attached link to get CFISD's varsity football schedule for the 2018 high school football season!!Click here:  Football

Read More

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School DistrictsIt should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers.

Read More

Ready to hear about real estate

Just the other day, it happened again.I ended up face to face with a real estate myth I thought had been debunked out of existence in the last century.And yet, there I was in a popular "resto,"

Read More