Paul Dunton | Billerica Real Estate, Burlington Real Estate, Chelmsford Real Estate


Although buying a home should be a fast, seamless process, negotiations with a home seller sometimes can slow down the homebuying journey.

Let's face it – no one wants to deal with long, arduous negotiations, particularly when they are close to acquiring their dream residence. However, homebuyers who prepare for the worst may be better equipped than others to avoid a complicated homebuying negotiation.

What does it take to prepare for a difficult homebuying negotiation? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Understand the Housing Market

If you submit a competitive offer on a residence from the get-go, you may be able to avoid a difficult homebuying negotiation altogether.

Ultimately, a homebuyer who allocates the necessary time and resources to learn about the real estate market will understand how one residence stacks up against another. Then, he or she can submit a home offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's expectations, thereby reducing the risk of an extensive homebuying negotiation.

2. Analyze Your Homebuying Goals

A homebuyer who analyzes his or her homebuying goals can map out his or her property buying journey. That way, this homebuyer can assess homes that fit within his or her price range and minimize the chance of a complex homebuying negotiation.

Furthermore, if a homebuyer sets realistic expectations for a home search, he or she may be able to make informed decisions throughout a negotiation with a home seller.

A homebuyer who knows how much he or she can afford to pay for a house will be able to submit a home offer that corresponds with his or her budget. And if a home seller asks for more money, a homebuyer should feel comfortable walking away from a negotiation.

Remember, it is paramount for a negotiation to fulfill the needs of both property buyer and seller. If the negotiation favors a home seller, a homebuyer should be prepared to restart his or her home search.

3. Keep Your Emotions in Check

It is easy for a homebuying negotiation to escalate quickly. But a property buyer who understands how to control his or her emotions can take a step back during a stressful homebuying negotiation and plan his or her next move accordingly.

Stress sometimes can get the best of a homebuyer, especially if a property buyer wants to do everything possible to secure a great home as quickly as possible. If a homebuyer plans for stressful situations now, he or she may be able to reduce his or her stress levels when a homebuying negotiation begins.

Don't be afraid to take time to relax during a homebuying negotiation. Going for a walk outdoors or hanging out with family members and friends may provide a stress-relieving break from a homebuying negotiation.

Or, if a homebuyer wants extra help, hiring a real estate agent is ideal. This housing market professional understands the challenges of homebuying negotiations and will help a homebuyer alleviate stress time and time again.

Ready to acquire your ideal residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can get ready for a difficult homebuying negotiation.


This Single-Family in Lexington, MA recently sold for $1,840,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Paul Dunton - ERA Key Realty Services.


26 Webster Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Single-Family

$1,925,000
Price
$1,840,000
Sale Price

13
Rooms
7
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction in sought after Bowman school district features hardwood flooring throughout, open foyer,7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, including first floor bedroom w/full bath, expansive eat in kitchen including wine fridge and thermador appliances, granite countertops, center island, tile backsplash, potfiller, recessed lighting, opens to large family room with gas fireplace and gorgeous built ins, formal living room and formal dining room with crown molding, chair rail,wainscoting and tray ceiling, master bedroom with 2 walk in closets and custom built closet systems, master bath with double sinks, tile surround shower and separate soaking tub, 3 full baths on 2nd floor separate 2nd floor laundry with vanity and sink, private 2nd floor office,finished 3rd level with large living room, bedroom and full bath makes for a great au pair suite, central a/c, 3-car garage,level backyard with paver patio. Professionally landscaped lot with sprinkler system,great commuter location near major routes

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This Single-Family in Dracut, MA recently sold for $312,000. This Cape style home was sold by Paul Dunton - ERA Key Realty Services.


140 Bouchard Ave, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$315,000
Price
$312,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Well maintained cape with farmers porch, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spacious kitchen with recessed lighting opens to dining room with vaulted ceiling and gas wood stove,large living room with hardwood flooring, two first floor bedrooms with hardwood flooring, first floor full bath, 2nd floor includes sitting room, master bedroom with walk in closet, hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting and master bath with ceramic tile and granite countertop, french doors leads to large two tier deck with above ground pool and fenced in back yard is great for entertaining, newer boiler and hot water heater, storage shed. All located in great neighborhood close to major routes, shopping and restaurants.

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If you’re looking to make changes to your home in a big way but don’t have the time or the budget, there’s plenty of things that you can do in order to bring your home to another level without breaking the bank. 


Look From The Outside In


Enhancing the landscaping and curb appeal of your home can be an easy project to add value and comfort to your home. Whether you’re getting ready to sell or you just want to feel more at home, making your home look more inviting from the outside is a worthwhile project. 


Open Some Space


Just knocking down a wall can make a huge difference in your home. Once a wall is removed, it can really transform your space. Be careful though, as knocking down a wall where plumbing is or electrical work is can disrupt a lot. This can become very costly, so you may not want to undertake such a big project. Also be mindful of reconnecting floors or moving features like a kitchen island. Be sure to get a few quotes from contractors for these jobs before you settle with one.


Get New Windows


Putting in new windows is a great project that can add a lot of value to your home. You should really replace the windows in your home every 20-25 years. Updating the windows in your home not only changes the look of your home but makes it more energy efficient as well. The extra insulation can also help to keep out noise disturbances and keep your home a quiet place to live. If you live near a main road, new windows are a must. 


Upgrade Appliances 


There is nothing more attractive to buyers and homeowners alike than new appliances. These are fairly cheap investments considering their returns. You can replace one appliance or go for a whole new kitchen if you’d like. It all depends on the condition of the appliances. Even simply replacing the washer and dryer can make your life easier and also make your home more attractive to buyers when you decide to sell.


Change Up The Floors


Simply switching your carpet or ripping up carpets to put in hardwood floors can be a huge game changer for your home. The costs of these improvements can vary greatly. The size of your rooms and the type of materials that you choose can affect the costs as well. 


Get Organized


Putting in shelving or other organizing systems to help you and your family keep organized can be invaluable. Not having to deal with constant clutter can reduce stress and make your home look more presentable. This is another improvement project that is totally worthwhile for you to complete.


Rare find, architecturally pleasing, remodeled sprawling 6 bedroom, 3 full bath, open concept home on over an acre of land featuring expansive farmers porch with recessed lighting, huge family room with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting and wood burning fireplace open to kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with hardwood flooring, two 1st floor bedrooms, four large 2nd floor bedrooms including master bedroom with walk in closet and master bath, 2nd floor laundry, walk out basement for further expansion if needed,2 car garage, large deck overlooking large fenced in back yard with lots of privacy located on a dead end street,truly a natures paradise, close to Carlisle, Bedford and major routes. Updates include new flooring, fresh paint, new cabinets, granite, range and much more. Showings begin at first open house on 1/7 from 1-3pm.

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