Our forefathers used to say "location, location, location" when it came to buying property.
I say negotiation is the new “ buy line” because if you get a good deal, you have currency in the market.
You can buy in a less desirable location, add value and sell out for profit if you got a good price to begin with. You can buy prime property, but if you paid too much for it, you will spend a long time before you can cash out for better market value.
But one doesn’t negotiate just the price of the land or home anymore. It starts much sooner.
Recently, a spate of websites have popped up, allowing people to bid for the lowest Realtor®. The premise is that you input info, pay the site to post, and watch the Realtors scramble for your listing.
This whole idea is so ludicrous I will not even mention them to give them any advertising. Who buys such an important service based solely on price and expects to come out ahead?