Strong negotiation skills aren’t just for business transactions.
You often don’t realize you’re using them but whether you’re renting a car, asking for a raise or trying to get your kids to clean up their room, strong negotiating skills are essential.
Negotiating is a life skill that can be easily learned and eventually perfected. Your success is partly based on how well you’re prepared so it’s important to do your homework.
Also, never make assumptions but instead ask questions and listen to the other party’s perspective in order to gain their trust and to gather valuable information that may come in handy later.
There are certain scenarios where it’s best to use a third party negotiator. The home buying/selling process can be very complex. In order to successfully negotiate, you need to understand local market conditions but you also need to be able to identify specific psychological aspects in order to work around certain fears and motivations and turn them into advantages.
Even if you consider yourself the world’s greatest negotiator, emotions can often tear things apart. If you negotiate with someone directly in such an emotionally charged situation as selling a home, chances are that negative personal feelings will get in the way. It’s hard to recover once that happens and oftentimes, the home of your dreams will be lost due to ego, pride or principle.
Emotions run very high when it comes to buying or selling your Port Elgin home which is why it’s important to have a real estate agent represent you as a third party negotiator. Professionals are able to see things through to the end by remaining calm and not letting their emotions get in the way. If you’re thinking about making a move, please get in touch so that we can discuss your options.