Though many people may not realize it, negotiation is a key aspect of almost any real estate purchase or sale. These negotiations generally take the form of offers and counter offers which are bantered back and forth in silent consideration between the real estate agents who confer with the buyers and sellers. In order to have the best results from these negotiations, it is important to have a keen eye out for possible repairs needed on a residence when looking at Marietta real estate. If there are any significant changes or repairs needed to a home under consideration, then the potential costs of these repairs can be deducted from the asking price of the home during the negotiation process.
Any purely cosmetic changes that are based in preferences for one style or color over another are not considered legitimate arguments for the lowering of the asking price when negotiating for Marietta real estate. In order to justify these deductions from the asking price, there needs to be significant evidence of disrepair. Some common features to consider for these possible repairs are roofing, flooring, leaks, plumbing problems or malfunctioning appliances that are part of the sale. Even though these can be exchanged for items that better fit preferences, they need to be in legitimate need of repair in order to provide real leverage in negotiation proceedings.