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December 9, 2022
Jeremy McGivern
Posted in: Negotiation advice and techniques

Property Negotiation Tips: The Easiest Way To Negotiate A Price Reduction

Imagine you are selling a property and are in the middle of house price negotiations. You receive two offers at the same level and neither will increase.

Will you choose:

  1. A buyer who seems disorganised, or
  2. The buyer who seems organised and ready to act

I am fully aware that this is not the interesting side of house price negotiations but it is vital. I have had several situations where we have had offers accepted for our members when our offers were not the highest put forward.

Indeed, even if you are not competing with another buyer, you are more likely to be able to persuade the seller to accept a lower price if you can move quickly. And remember, you want to make it as easy as possible for the estate agent to recommend your offer during the property price negotiation.

Would it be unreasonable to suggest they might be keener to do so if they can see a swift, hassle-free transaction which will help them earn their commission?

I know I bang on about this but you must also PROVE that you can do so. You would be stunned at the number of people who say they can move quickly when they are, in fact, completely disorganised. Most agents are very wary of falling into this trap.

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Engaging in Property Price Negotiations

So, when you are ready to engage in house price negotiations it is vital that you have your buying team ready to act swiftly before you start looking for a property because by the time you want to make an offer it could be too late especially if you end up bidding against someone who is prepared to negotiate. It is also a good idea to be aware of the best time to buy a property in London.

Is it a good idea to run the risk of losing your ideal home or great investment simply because you haven’t made a few phone calls?

So, if you would like to know exactly what you need to position yourself as the “Dominant buyer”, then simply call 02034578855 (+442034578855 from outside the UK) or email dee@mercuryhomesearch.com now.

We can also introduce you to trusted advisers with a proven track record who will help you with negotiating the property sale price as well as secure a property while avoiding all the wasted time, stress and frustration suffered by the majority of buyers.

There is no fee for this service, so if you want to give yourself the best chance of acquiring your ideal property for the lowest price possible simply email dee@mercuryhomesearch.com or call 02034578855 (+442034578855 from outside the UK) now.

Best regards,


About the author, Jeremy McGivern

My name is Jeremy McGivern. I am the founder of Mercury Homesearch, the internationally renowned property search consultancy, and author of The Insider’s Guide To Acquiring Luxury Property in Prime Central London. I have been acquiring property in prime central London for clients for over 13 years.

Having physically viewed over 22,000 properties in prime central London, studied the details of over 153,400 apartments, houses and investment opportunities and spoken to 232+ estate agents every week for over a decade.

My advice is in high demand and has featured everywhere from Bloomberg Television, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph to Forbes India and Bahrain Confidential.

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