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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 5/30/2018

Purchasing a condo should be fast and easy. However, negotiations with a condo seller can quickly become stressful and may put your chances to acquire your dream condo in danger.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the process of negotiating with a condo seller to ensure you can purchase your ideal property.

Here are three tips to help you navigate tough negotiations with a condo seller.

1. Consider the Condo Seller's Perspective

Think about the condo seller's perspective and try to find common ground with this individual. By doing so, you and the condo seller may be able to agree to terms that meet the needs of both sides.

When you initially submit an offer on a condo, ensure your proposal accounts for the condo's condition and the current state of the real estate market. That way, you'll be able to avoid the risk of submitting a "lowball" offer that falls below a condo seller's expectations.

Also, maintain open lines of communication throughout the negotiation process. This will allow you to listen to a condo seller's concerns and respond accordingly.

2. Collect Plenty of Housing Market Data

If a condo seller believes you are unwilling to pay a sufficient price for his or her condo, it is always a good idea to present housing market data to back up your offer.

Explore the housing market closely to learn about the prices of comparable condos in nearby cities and towns. This will allow you to see how a particular condo stacks up against similar properties in terms of price and condition.

In addition, check out the prices of recently sold condos in your area to identify housing market patterns and trends. With this real estate market information at your disposal, you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether to continue to negotiate with a condo seller or consider other properties.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf. Therefore, he or she will help you minimize the stress and anxiety that is commonly associated with condo negotiations.

Typically, a real estate agent will submit an offer on a condo and wait to hear back from a condo seller. If a condo seller decides to negotiate, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the negotiation process.

A real estate agent will listen to your condo buying concerns and questions and respond immediately. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make informed decisions during negotiations with a condo seller. This real estate professional will even share your concerns with a condo seller to help you get the best results possible.

When it comes to a negotiating with a condo seller, there is no need to worry. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of condo negotiations. And ultimately, you may be able to move one step closer to buying a condo that meets or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 5/24/2018

This Condo in North Andover, MA recently sold for $315,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.


200 Chickering, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Condo

$307,000
Price
$315,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to Kittredge Crossing! Highly prized 2 bedroom first floor CORNER unit with high ceilings, crown molding and parking just steps from entry door. Many features and upgrades include custom maple cabinets, granite counters, recessed lighting, wood flooring, master bath with jetted tub and custom closet organizers. Enjoy this great space for entertaining in the well laid out open floor plan with warm and inviting fireplaced living room and spacious dining room overlooking private covered patio with tree views. Large climate controlled storage space in LL. Pet friendly complex. The club house, exercise room & pool just steps away!

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   North Andover   01845  
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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 12/14/2017

This Condo in Amesbury, MA recently sold for $382,500. This Townhouse style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.


14 Bartlett's Reach, Amesbury, MA 01913

Condo

$395,000
Price
$382,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to BARLETT'S REACH! Over 60K of Recent IMPROVEMENTS to this IMPRESSIVE Townhome which boasts 3 FULL levels of gracious living! A Sun-Filled fully applianced Eat-in-Kitchen with Recessed Lighting & SS Appliances will delight! RELAX in your Spacious living room with Recessed Lighting, WB fireplace & French Doors leading to your PRIVATE Deck Area. A LARGE Master Suite with Cathedral Ceiling, Skylight, Walk-in Closet & Ensuite Bath will pamper you. The Fully REMODELED Lower Level Bonus Area won't disappoint with a FULL Kitchenette, Recessed Lighting, EXTRA Storage, Laundry & 3/4 Handicap Accessible Bath. You'll appreciate the Ample Storage Space in the WALK-UP Attic also. Looking to Entertain at the Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis Court, Marina - We've got you covered! Experience Maintenance-FREE LUXURY LIVING at its finest here at Bartlett's Reach in Amesbury! A pet-friendly community with a private garden area for it's residents. Don't Miss this One!






Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Amesbury   01913  
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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 12/14/2017

This Condo in Somerville, MA recently sold for $650,000. This Garden style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.


14 Laurel Ter, Somerville, MA 02143

Condo

$575,000
Price
$650,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
All New - Gutted to the Studs! Spacious Unit located in one of the most desirable and fastest growing communities next to Boston. Convenient location just a few blocks to Union Square or short walk to Porter Square & Red Line. Unit enjoys Flexible Open Floor Plan with Living/Dining Combo, Granite Kitchen with SS appliances and 2 Good size bedrooms with large closets and W/D Hook up in unit too. PLUS Front and Rear Porches, Central Air, and more.....Truly Nothing to do but move in!! Offers if any due on Monday at 12:00

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Somerville   02143  
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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 12/14/2017

This Condo in Somerville, MA recently sold for $715,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.


14 Laurel Ter, Somerville, MA 02143

Condo

$689,000
Price
$715,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
All New - Gutted to the Studs! Spacious 2 Level Townhouse style Unit located in one of the most desirable and fastest growing communities next to Boston. Convenient location just a few blocks to Union Square or short walk to Porter Square & Red Line. Unit enjoys Flexible Open Floor Plan with Living/Dining Combo, Granite Kitchen with SS appliances and 2 Good size bedrooms with large closets. LLV features 2 Finished Rooms and Full Bath and W/D Hook up too. PLUS Front and Rear Porches, 2 Car Tandem Parking, Central Air, and more.....Nothing to do but move in!! Offers if any due on Monday at 12:00

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Somerville   02143  
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