How to get huge discounts on Homes that are on the market for sale

    This is a chess piece that is best played cold. Whatever that means… But, I will tell you that your real estate professional can call that shot so you can get what you want at a discount. There are several things that you should have your real estate agent look at.

    First – Time on the Market: This is a critical component when looking at real estate for sale. The longer the time on the market usually means the more offer with discount the seller will accept. However, ‘short sales’ may break this rule of thumb.

    Second – Type of Sale: There are standard equity sellers, Short Sale sellers that have had issues making their payments, banks and reo’s are also prevalent in today’s market. Standard sellers may be able to hold out for a higher offer. Bank Owned and real estate owned properties may not. Timeframes with the various banks with regard to their price reduction schedule can be a buyers Dream come true. Ask your agent if they are a Foreclosure Expert,

    Third – Type of Seller: human, corporate, investor, multiple lien holders, banks etc. Knowing the players will make all of the difference in the world when it comes to you getting a property for sale at the largest discount possible.

    Fourth – Motivation: Why does the seller have to sell? Is the seller a bank on a compressed schedule? Is the owner of the property a seller with equity, that is just “testing” the market? What about The short sale seller, are they using the property as a reason to squat and fend off foreclosure?

    After reading the above, bounce these four tenants off of your real estate agent. If you don’t have an agent – or if they look at you as if they are a deer caught in the headlights – give us a call after you check us out on Google, our Yelp Reviews and other places that are on the Net.


    Trackback from your site.

    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

    Leave a Reply

    Contact Us Now

    Any questions, comments, or feedback

    SCVnest Radio Show (listen now)