3 Types of Demanding Home Buyers (and How to Deal with them)
Posted Nov 4th 2021
Buying a home is a very big step, and it’s natural to have questions and requirements regarding your investment. Buyers have a right to be picky, but there are certain clients who are very demanding, and this can make the process of selling a home very difficult. Putting your house on the market is stressful enough, so the last thing you want to deal with is demanding buyers, as this will make the entire process a lot harder.
The good news is that there are solutions to this problem, and the following guide will help you deal with the different types of demanding buyers:
The Bargain Hunter
Everyone loves a good deal, especially when it comes to this kind of purchase, but the deal seeker can quickly become a problem, especially if they just want to submit multiple low-ball offers. This will insult the seller and will prevent the buyer from finding a house because their sole focus will be the pursuit of a hot deal. This type of buyer will also try to find all the things that are wrong with the house to obtain a lower price and will point out minor details like the paint colour in one of the bedrooms, for example. If you’re having trouble dealing with this type of buyer, get all of the offers in writing and provide them with comparable home values so that they don’t further push a bargain.
You should not have to deal with rude and disrespectful buyers, and this can be extremely hard to deal with. These buyers lack boundaries and will allow their children to cause a mess during an open house or will make unnecessary comments about your home décor. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may have to confront this type of behaviour and ask them to stop, and while this can be uncomfortable to do, it may be necessary because this type of buyer has to understand the situation to learn from their mistakes.
The Verbal Negotiator
Some buyers like to do all of their negotiating verbally and don’t want to write anything down. This may be nice to hear but is not enough when buying or selling a home as there are too many risks involved. You should never rely on past discussions because there is a lot of room for error, so insist on writing everything down. This will protect your interests and will provide you with backup if there are any disagreements.
If you want your buying or selling experience to be an enjoyable one, The Baird Team can help. Our realtors will guide you through the process and will make sure you are comfortable along the way. We have access to all of the homes for sale in the Oshawa area, so if you want to work with top real estate agents who genuinely care, contact us today!