Austin Real Estate Tips: The Negotiation Process
Buying or selling a home can be a tough process—dealing with market values, closing costs, banks, lawyers, etc., can make things stressful and confusing for Austin home buyers and sellers.
The good news, however, is that you don’t have to go through the process alone!
We’re here to guide you through, negotiating the best possible pricing and terms on your behalf.
What our buyers can expect
As a buyer’s agent, the staff here Habitat Hunters are expert negotiators who work hard to get potential buyers the best terms and price for Austin properties. In our fast-paced, competitive market—where properties will often have multiple offers and go for more than list price—we have a secret formula that calculates the best price necessary to obtain a property.
Here’s what you can expect from start to finish:
Contacting a lender
The first step is to contact a lender—they are the ones who determine the price you qualify for. A lender’s assessment will provide us with a price range to work within in when it comes to looking for and negotiating the property you want.
Learning from each other
Next, we start the buying process with a learning session. We discuss with our prospects their needs and wants for a new dwelling. During this meeting, we’ll also explain our expertise in dealing with Austin real estate, the nuances of our high demand city and different trends we’re currently seeing. This information is big part of successfully negotiating on our prospect’s behalf—it helps us better understand their desires and expectations.
Ready to formulate an offer
Once a property is located, we prepare an analysis to best calculate the offer price and terms most likely to be accepted. The offer—which is set within our client’s price range and is one that fills their requirements—is then presented to our client for their approval to move forward with the deal.
Putting in the offer
This is where the fun starts. Once a client has decided on a property, we’ll put in the offer, negotiating any issues that come up on behalf of our client. We have an on-staff attorney/CPA/Realtor available for any questions that should come up and we also work to take care of paperwork, applications, contract, etc.
Our goal is to make the buying process as well-suited to your needs and as smooth as possible.
What our sellers can expect
As a seller’s agent, we negotiate to get our clients the highest possible asking price, leveraging all of the interested parties.
Similar to the buyer’s process, here’s what sellers can expect:
Market research and analysis
The Austin housing market can go up or down on a whim. We stay on top of the latest trends and analyze market data to ensure we’re helping you put your property on the market at the right price and at the right time.
Listing the property
Once we’ve listed your property on the market, we advertise the listing via referrals, REALTORS, yard signs, dozens of online listing sites, creative efforts, and more. Our goal is to get a range of offers on your property so we can work to get the best price and terms for you.
Negotiating for the best price
Once the offers start coming in, we will negotiate prices and terms on our client’s behalf. We then work with the buyer’s lawyers and agents to make sure our seller is getting the highest profit possible. Again, our on-staff attorney/CPA/Realtor is ready for any issues or questions that may arise, and we’ll handle all of the paperwork.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, we will walk you through all aspects of the process, following up on all deadlines and coordinating all people, documents, details and procedures through the closing and funding—we’ll make sure the process is smooth sailing.
Ready to get started? Contact us today.