What Makes a Good Negotiator in Real Estate?

What makes a good negotiator in real estate?  Negotiating skills play a big role in the job of a Realtor, so it’s important to find an agent that works efficiently and negotiates the best deal possible.  Here are some key skills to look for in your agent:Business meeting

  • Good planner/organized
  • Ability to think clearly under stress
  • Personal integrity
  • Product knowledge
  • Solution seeker
  • Ability to create rapport

I recently came across an episode of The Big Bang Theory highlighting the value of negotiation skills.  As the clip suggests, not everyone is a good negotiator.  Take Leonard and Sheldon for example – which would you rather have negotiation on your behalf?  (Click image below to watch the short video clip.)

Big Bang Negotiating Skills


Personally, I would want to find a Leonard to negotiate on my behalf.  What about you??

Hampton Roads Real-e-statement is written by Alyssa Godwin, a Realtor with Liz Moore and Associates.   To hire your negotiator here on the Virginia Peninsula, contact Alyssa at 757-329-6161 or alyssagodwin@lizmoore.com.  You can also find Alyssa on Facebook or on the web at www.lizmoore.com/alyssagodwin.