Sometimes you need to keep a poker face when youÂ’re buying a home. ItÂ’s not in your best interest to be totally candid with the seller and listing agent when youÂ’re considering a home. Here a few things that are better left unsaid.
Â“This is at the top end of our budgetÂ”: DonÂ’t let the listing agent know that a home is at the top of your budget. You want to keep all the bargaining chips you can, and letting the seller know your budget can hurt you when it comes time to negotiate.
Â“I hate the paintÂ”: Or furniture. Or cabinets. Or any of the decor. No matter how hideous the wallpaper in the kitchen is, take care not to insult the sellerÂ’s taste. If theyÂ’re considering multiple offers, you donÂ’t want to be the buyer that offended the seller!
Â“We canÂ’t wait to renovateÂ”: Customization is one of the big perks of homeownership, but itÂ’s best to keep your renovation plans quiet for the moment. The seller may have a lot of memories in the home, and may not appreciate your plans to immediately tear down some walls.