When it comes time to buy a new home, or sell the old one, it can be like playing a game. You know the default outcome, but you also know that you can create a better outcome via some strategy. You can get a lower price, or a higher price if you’re selling, if you play your cards right. We all know this, but how do we take advantage of this possibility? How do we swing the transaction in our favor? The answer may surprise you. It’s all about charisma. Here are a few tips to help you charm your way into a better real estate deal.
First and foremost, make sure to take care of your hygiene. This largely goes without saying, but it’s also important enough to bear repeating. Make sure when meeting with realtors or potential buyers to look clean and tidy. Clean shaven is preferable, as is a lack of piercings and short hair, at least for men. You’re also going to want to dress well, as well. You’re going to want to put your best on display or, if you’re at a loss for ways to dress to impress, you could always buy some new clothes. And, you could complete this suave new look with a pair of shoes from Foot Locker. This will ensure you look friendly and trustworthy, as well as charming, all of which culminates in better prices during the transaction.
In addition, you need to bring some confidence to the table. Much of which the above advice will help with, but there’s more to it than looking nice. You need to make sure to maintain good posture during meetings, so stand up straight. You also want to make regular, but not constant, eye contact. This will show that you mean business and garner the respect of the realtor or potential buyer.