Do You Need Any Recommendations For Negotiating In 22314 In Alexandria?

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For the majority of buyer clients, this is the hope: the offer is perfect, cut out the dickering, and instead you can spend your valuable time worrying about paint colors and moving companies.

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And it could occur. By all means, curated sellers accept the first offer presented, and in Alexandria for a host of reasons.

But, sellers are also known to reject offers because of rationale known only to them. Or make counteroffers. A counteroffer is very likely if you make an offer with lots of conditions, or when the property or area is highly sought after.

If the seller counters, it's now the property hunter's turn to either accept, continue negotiations or move on to the next unit in 22314 in Alexandria.

Nesbitt Team
Nesbitt Team

In cases such as these, as your Realtor, I'll be standing by so you can email me. I will be your guide for real estate in 22314 in Alexandria, when you think it's your home, then I'l help you to wrangle with the seller. By this I mean that I will use my experience and negotiating patience as we craft a series of offers and counter-offers to help get you the dream deal on the home you want. This is what I do every day.

But, I'll provide advice but you'll provide direction and make important decisions. I’ll help you understand the negotiating ideas we will deploy. Those tactics will vary depending upon the home but in Alexandria here are some basics we come back to time and time again.

In Alexandria, Virginia, here are fascinating practices every buyer should know when negotiations start:

  1. Within 24 hours of receiving a counteroffer, you should respond so that you can lock in a deal. Waiting to respond leaves time for another buyer to make an offer, and if a seller senses hesitation, he or she may withdraw their counteroffer before you even have time to respond.
  2. Ask for Fewer Concessions

    Home buyers have to cover many additional costs at a mortgage settlement, such as closing costs for taxes, lender’s fees, and title company fees. Depending on your location, the closing costs will vary, but you can expect to pay between 3% and 4% of the home’s selling price. The seller pays an additional 1% to 3%. (You can use the closing cost calculator on our site to get an estimate of what your closing costs might be.)

    You have the option to ask the seller for concessions when you make your initial offer. This may come in the form of a cash settlement to help you offset your share of the closing costs, but this may not be feasible if the seller has received multiple offers on the property.

    Requesting concessions will ultimately lower the seller’s net proceeds from the sale. The seller may make a counteroffer that removes the concessions, which ends up putting cash back in the seller’s pocket and can improve your bid.

  3. Buy Your Own Home Warranty

    Sometimes home sellers offer prospective the buyer a home warranty. A home warranty is a plan that covers the cost of repairing major home appliances and systems, like the air conditioner or hot water heater, if they break down within a certain period (typically a year after closing). According to Angie’s List, a basic home warranty costs about $300 to $600 a year. If you want the home warranty, you can tell the seller they don’t need to cover it — then buy it yourself.

    Just keep in mind, whether you or the seller buy the warranty, you’ll need to pay the service fee (typically between $50 and $100) if something does, indeed, need to be repaired while under warranty.

    Also, FYI: A home warranty is entirely separate from homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance — the security blanket that covers your home’s structure and possessions in the event of a fire, storm, flood, or other accident — is required if you take out a mortgage. It can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,000 per year.

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Are you interested in a wonderful unit in 22314 in the City of Alexandria?  

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 610

Added: 09/07/19, Last Updated: 11/02/2019

Property Type: Unit for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX239486

Subdivision: Potowmack Crossing

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List Price: 249990.00

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Properties in The City of Alexandria $199,990 to $299,990

9 E Glebe Rd #C

Enjoy all that DelRay has to offer! Fabulous spacious 1BR condo on upper floor with HARDWOODS under carpet! Updated kitchen & bath. Bathroom with tile flooring, window, pedestal sink and tub/shower. Spacious bedroom with walk-in closet. Expansive living room with large windows, opens to dining room off kitchen. Lovely common area grounds to enjoy! Ample (unassigned) parking on street or parking lot! Only one mile from Amazon’s HQ2, with Potomac Yards & new metro station coming 2021! Walk to shops, dining, and entertainment! Lovely one-acre courtyard provides a great play space for kids, pets and picnics! Community storage room for bikes and more also available! Look forward to community scheduled activities throughout the year, and enjoy easy access to loads of hiking/biking trails . Nearby bus stops — so close to Crystal City, Ballston, Pentagon City, Reagan National Airport, and Metro lines into DC! [Auburn Village$240,000]

16 Auburn Ct #C

This 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor condo in Auburn Village features hardwood floors and a fully equipped kitchen! Close to Potomac Yards shopping or all that Del Ray and Arlandria have to offer! Less than a mile to new Amazon HQ2! Note-all tiles, including wall tiles, in bathroom will be re-glazed on 11/8! Condo fee includes water, sewer, trash, parking and gas! [Auburn Village$225,000]

205 Yoakum Pkwy #1116

Huge Price Reduction. Enjoy Luxury Living in this Spacious One BR with large Private Balcony Backing to Trees, with Lovely Spectacular Sunset View. And additional Extra Storage Room in the basement. Brand new HVAC System. Watergate At Landmark is a Gated Community Offers 24hr security Services. Resort Style Top of the Line Amenities including In & Out Door Swimming pools, Sauna, Exercise RM, In & Out Door Tennis Court, Beautify Salon, Coffee Shope, Billiard Room, Free Shuttle to Metro/Shopping & More. Condo Fee Cover All Utilities and Amenities. [Watergate At Landmark$199,999]

820-A S Washington St #F

Must Sell Will Sell. Take Advantage of this Amazing and Rare Opportunity. Charming and Affordable Old Town Location*Generous Living Room w/ Separate Dining Area*Master BR Features Large Walk in Closet*Move in Ready w/ Fresh Paint and New Flooring*Updated Kitchen w/ SS Appliances / Granite Countertops* Secure Building w/ Separate Storage Area / Exercise Room / Laundry Room*Fantastic Old Town Location close to everything!!! [Bearings South$267,500]

3307 Wyndham Cir #3164

A new opportunity~to obtain this unique condo in one of Alexandria’s most desirable neighborhoods. This conveniently placed unit offers amenities such as~garage parking, in-unit washer, and dryer, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and loads of additional community amenities, all located within this gated community.~Affordable monthly condo fees include trash and snow removal, water, and premium amenities such as a 24-fitness gym with sauna, outdoor pool & hot tub, playground & picnic area,~ clubhouse with a room set aside for entertaining, free shuttle bus to the Pentagon City Metro Monday- Friday during morning and evening rush hours. Please email all offers to LA @Paulp.union.dmv@gmail.com [None Available$240,000]

409 E Raymond Ave #3

This gorgeous condo is located in the heart of Del Ray. Just minutes to Amazon HQ2, National Airport, DC, the Pentagon and Old Town. Sited on a quiet Del Ray Street, this home offers a tranquil flagstone patio with fire pit, a private entrance, a large outdoor shed and an assigned, off-street parking spot just mere steps to your door. Inside, you will find gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, granite countertops, and S/S appliances. All this just a short stroll to all the wonderful shops, restaurants and cafes that Del Ray has to offer. [Potomac Flats$299,900]

316 Ashby St #D

ONE BEDROOM IN POPULAR AND CONVENIENT AUBURN VILLAGE, WALK TO POTOMAC YARDS SHOPPING OR ALL THAT DEL RAY AND ARLANDRIA HAVE TO OFFER. LESS THAN A MILE TO NEW AMAZON HQ2. FIRST FLOOR UNIT WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE KITCHEN FROM PARKING LOT. REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS, FRESHLY PAINTED, BUILT-IN SHELVES IN LR, INSIDES OF BOTH WALL UNITS REPLACED. [Auburn Village$220,000]

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