3 Things You Can Negotiate Over With Sellers When You Buy a Home in Lakewood

If you’re like many people, you know that buying a home in Lakewood may require some negotiation – and that can really work in your favor. Your Lakewood REALTOR® will handle all the negotiations for you, but it’s up to you what to ask for (and what to let slide).

Here’s what you need to know about three common things people negotiate for in a real estate transaction.

3 Things You Can Negotiate Over With Sellers When You Buy a Home in Lakewood

The three most common things people negotiate for in a real estate transaction (aside from price) include:

  • Home cleaning
  • Repairs
  • A home warranty

Here’s a closer look at each.

Negotiating for Home Cleaning in a Real Estate Deal

There’s a good chance that you’ll end up cleaning your new home from top to bottom before you move in – most people do. But what if you didn’t have to? You may be able to negotiate a professional home cleaning into your real estate deal so you know that every nook and cranny has been scrubbed, disinfected and cleaned.

Negotiating for Repairs in a Real Estate Transaction

When a seller accepts your offer, the first thing you’ll probably do is hire a home inspector. The home inspector will check out the home’s structure and identify any issues – and he or she may look at some of the home’s systems, too. If the inspector finds any problems that could affect your use of the home, you’ll find them in the inspection report.

You can use those issues to negotiate with a seller, too. You can ask the seller to make repairs, give you a credit so you can make the repairs yourself (or hire a contractor to do so), or even come down on the home’s price so you can afford to make the necessary fixes.

Negotiating for a Home Warranty When You Buy a Home

A home warranty covers the cost of repairing or replacing major appliances and, in some cases, home systems (like HVAC). You can ask the seller to buy you a one-year home warranty so you have the peace of mind you need.

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