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househill_sellingpix_450zillow.com - You’ve found your dream home, visited it a few times and reviewed the reports and disclosures. You’ve made an offer — only to discover that the sellers aren’t willing to negotiate. They’re firm on their price, no matter how high it seems relative to the market.

Unlike retail businesses, which price their products based on inventory levels and market conditions, each seller is independent and has different selling motivations.

Here are three strategies to help you move past a home you’re obsessed with.

1. Don’t waste time over-analyzing the seller  2. Put your best offer on the table  3. Put the home behind you

 

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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450Real estate deals are never done until the deed is recorded. Until that time, a real estate transaction can be a topsy-turvy ride filled with red flags, bumps in the road and unexpected issues that need to be addressed, both on the side of the buyer and the seller.

The best way to prevent deals from going sideways is to prepare as best you can. All parties involved —buyer, seller and agents — need to do as much due diligence as possible before getting into the transaction. This may sometimes include having tough conversations, doing some work upfront and being open to collaborating when things get a little challenging.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450realtytimes.com - Your home is listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the sign goes up in your front yard. Now what? Sit back and let the offers roll in. Of course, that's what every seller wants but that's not always what happens.

So, let's rewind a bit and see what can be done to make buyers want your home. The steps you take before you actually put your home on the market can help to ensure interest in your home.

Start by creating a "buy-me-now" attitude. How's that done?

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450zillow.com - Buyers and sellers in real estate are always so focused on the bottom line, the big number, the listing price and the offer price. But the truth of the matter is, it’s not always about price. Sure, a buyer can’t expect a 10 percent discount for writing a sappy letter to the seller. But when you are in the market, be open to being creative, take the sole focus off the price and consider the seller’s entire sale situation.

If competition is fierce in your market and you want a leg up, or you just want to try to pay a little less than full price, think outside the box. Here are three ways you can be creative in your offer and increase your odds of getting the home you want.

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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - Getting pre-approved for a mortgage gets you one important step closer to securing the home you love. Pre-approval shows sellers and real estate agents that you are a serious buyer, it proves you are credit-worthy and in competitive markets, it helps you to move fast on the house you want. Many times, sellers will not even engage with a buyer if they are not pre-approved.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450realestate.msn.com - Home sellers naturally don't want to make repairs to a home they're about to vacate. But homebuyers, equally naturally, want their dwelling to be perfect. So, who's right?

Usually, buyers and sellers negotiate a compromise that allows their transaction to move forward.  But not always, says Kent Temple, broker and owner of Keller Williams Realty - The Temple Team in Mooresville, N.C.

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househill_sellingpix_450In a perfect world, every buyer could afford the house of their dreams in a neighborhood they adore. In reality, most buyers need to compromise on something when they buy a home, particularly their first home.

A REALTOR® can give you expert advice on home values and often can show you homes in communities that you didn’t know about or that you hadn’t considered. In the end, though, you need to set your priorities so you can decide which home to buy.

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housekeys_voronin_450realestate.msn.com - Common sense tells you that when it comes to buying your dream home, offering a lot of money helps.

Knowledge that's not so common: Even in real estate, money isn't everything. Buyers with the biggest offers don't always prevail.

If you sweeten your offer with intangibles, your bid will stand out in neon lights, say three noted real-estate experts.

The success of this strategy hinges on thinking carefully about the needs of a seller.

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menhouse_sellingpix_450Once you’ve made the commitment to sell your home, chosen a Realtor to represent you, and established a list price, it’s time to work with your Realtor to market your property so it sells as quickly as possible. Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts.

The day your home goes on the market it should be in prime condition and priced right to attract the most potential buyers. While your Realtor can help you determine an appropriate price and can offer suggestions to make your home more appealing, your job is to put in the work to get your home pristine clean and to remove clutter and personalization. Buyers want to see a home where

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money.cnn.com - While double digit gains have been common, home appreciation is projected to drop to 6.5% during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, according to a report released Thursday. That will follow a 10.2% jump for the preceding 12 months, the first double-digit increase since the peak of the housing boom seven years ago.

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