Rosemary Scalera - CENTURY 21 McLennan & Co


A home seller may dread the thought of dealing with an aggressive property buyer, i.e. an individual who submits many requests for property improvements or price reductions prior to the closing of a home sale. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of dealing with an aggressive homebuyer.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a home seller get the best-possible results when he or she deals with an aggressive property buyer.

1. Keep Your Cool

Let's face it – an aggressive homebuyer may test your patience. But if you remain calm, cool and collected when you deal with an aggressive homebuyer, you may be better equipped than ever before to accomplish your desired home selling results.

Remember, the ultimate goal of the house selling journey is to maximize your property sale earnings. If you remain open to communication with a buyer, both you and this individual can work together to find common ground. And as a result, you and a buyer can collaborate to achieve the optimal results.

2. Know Your Options

If a buyer makes exorbitant requests during the home selling journey, it is important to keep in mind that you have options. And if problems start to escalate, you may be able to walk away from a property selling agreement.

For example, if an aggressive buyer conducts a home inspection and asks for a massive price reduction following the evaluation, you can still negotiate with this buyer. And if you and the buyer cannot come to terms, there is no need to stress. At this point, you can move on from a potential home sale and re-list your residence.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

Dealing with an aggressive homebuyer can be worrisome. For sellers who want to avoid the potential dangers associated with dealing with an aggressive buyer, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent.

In addition to guiding you along the property selling journey, a real estate agent is happy to help you negotiate with a buyer and his or her agent. That way, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick, profitable house selling experience.

Typically, a real estate agent will serve as a liaison between you and a buyer. And if a buyer requests property upgrades or a price reduction prior to closing day, a real estate agent can offer recommendations about how to proceed with these requests.

A real estate agent also is available to respond to any of your home selling concerns or questions. This housing market professional understands the property selling experience can cause a seller to worry, especially if this individual is forced to deal with an aggressive buyer. But with a real estate agent's assistance, a seller can take the necessary steps to minimize potential property selling hurdles.

Simplify a negotiation with an aggressive homebuyer – use the aforementioned tips, and any home seller can seamlessly navigate a negotiation with any buyer, at any time.


Once you’re a homeowner, you know that excellent finances are a necessity. You need to budget smartly and be aware of where your money is going. There are so many little things that drain our money that aren’t so obvious. Read on to see some places where your money is going right out the window and what you can do to control it.


Food Spending And Consumption


Not only do most people admit to overspending on food, they admit to wasting food as well. It’s a smart idea to have a weekly meal plan. Do you cherish pizza night? Write that into the plan. Set a week- or even a month of menus ahead of time depending on how motivated you’re feeling. Make sure you’ll have everything you need in the house to make these meals. Try not to stock up on too many items. The simple act of knowing what you’re eating can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the course of a year. 


Financial Fees


Are bank fees and credit card late payment fees getting you down? All of those extra costs add up over time. Each time you overdraft your bank account costs you somewhere in the neighborhood of $25-$35. Every time you miss a credit card payment costs you another $25 or more. Make sure you’re enrolled in overdraft protection. You should also get alerts from your credit card as to when bills or due. If auto-pay is convenient, you can also consider that option to help you not miss payments. 


Utility Costs


Utilities can cost a significant amount of money, but these bills don’t have to be astronomical. Make sure you’re not wasting energy. Keep the thermostat either higher or lower depending on the season when you’re not home. A few degrees can make a big difference in your bill. Old appliances can also be energy suckers. When you leave the room, shut off televisions and lights to save even more on your utility costs.     


Monthly Memberships


Do you have a gym membership and never use it? That’s money going right out the window. If you subscribe to online services that you don’t frequently use, only keep the subscriptions that you need and use. You can save hundreds of dollars just by keeping track of where your money is going and if you use the products. Take a look at your credit card statements and notice any monthly charges that look unfamiliar.        


While the dishwasher is a fantastic invention and present in just about every home across the US, there’s certain guidelines that should be followed in order to protect your machine and to protect your stuff. Certain things in your kitchen should definitely keep to the sink to be washed. As a reminder, below is a list of things that should never be placed in the dishwasher and taken special care of. 


Wood 


Wood items should never be placed in the dishwasher. The detergent in the machine can scratch the wood, causing major damage to any of the pieces including spoons, bowls and other wooden utensils. The heat from the dryer in the dishwasher can also cause the wood to crack, which is a safety hazard to you and your family. 


Instead of throwing your wooden kitchen materials into the machine, mix equal parts of vinegar and warm water to wipe down the bowls, plates, cutting boards and utensils. Then rinse and dry off well.



Cast Iron


Cast iron should never go into the dishwasher. First, you spent so much time seasoning your pans and do not want to undo all the great flavor that has been created. You should never use soap on a cast iron pan. To properly clean one of these pans, simply use a little baking soda. Don’t forget to rinse, dry and season again with salt! 


Aluminum Cookware


You should use caution if you put aluminum cookware of any kind in the dishwasher. Technically, some of these pans are in fact “dishwasher safe,” however, the machine can wreak havoc on your pans. The machine can remove some of the shine of your pans and cause them to appear dull.         


Copper, Silver And Other Precious Metals


Many people have specialty silverware and serving pieces for special occasions. You may even have copper cookware. You can’t put any of these in the dishwasher, we’re sorry to say! After your next dinner party, you’ll have to spend some time at the sink washing your best utensils. The dishwasher can cause metals to dull. More seriously, it can hurt the finish of these pans and utensils, possibly causing contamination to your food while it’s cooking or being served. Silver especially will tarnish in the dishwasher, causing you the need for a more complicated cleaning process.            


Nonstick Cookware

You should think twice before you put nonstick cookware in your dishwasher. Some are dishwasher safe, and some are not. Even if these pans are denoted as dishwasher safe, you should be careful. Always check for damage to the pans if you place them in the dishwasher. Nonstick cookware can peel, getting particles in your food, which is unsafe.      


There are other items that you should think twice about before you put them into the dishwasher: 


  • Plastics
  • Kitchen knives
  • Fine China
  • Painted plates
  • Crystal
  • Other specialty items like vases


Enjoy your dishwasher for convenience, but remember to use it wisely! 



1 West Parish Ridge Rd, Haverhill, MA 01832

Single-Family

$409,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You can have it all here! This sunny Colonial is situated on a cul-de-sac street and has so much to offer. There's an upgraded Kitchen with cherry-stained maple cabinets, wine rack, pantry, Granite countertops, large Center Island, and Stainless Appliances. The first floor has Open Concept, Gas Fireplace Family Room, first floor Laundry, and Hardwood flooring, Dining Room or Den is open to the Kitchen for a great entertaining layout. The hardwood stairs and upstairs foyer lead to three generous bedrooms. The Master has a cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet and full bath. There is Central Air and 2 zone Gas Heat and Hot Water. Enjoy the new enlarged composite Deck off the Dining Area to sit out, view the peaceful, wooded setting, and relax. There is a two car Garage off the basement. This location is great....Country setting yet easy highway access. Make your dreams come true!
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