Let’s Make a Deal! 7 Things You Can Negotiate When Buying a Home—Beyond the Asking Price

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Whether you’re buying your first home or your 11th, there’s one thing we all think about when it comes time to negotiate the deal: wiggling that pesky price down as much as possible.

Of course, price is important when you’re buying a home. But it’s not the only negotiable part of the sale—there are plenty of other ways to haggle aside from list price.

“In most parts of the country, sellers often have multiple bids right now,” says Danielle Samalin, CEO of Framework Homeownership. “In this market, trying to negotiate a sales price probably won’t get you far.”