Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When purchasing appliances, furniture or cars, etc I will always ask "is that the best you can do today?"  I have always received a further discount.  I do not hagggle on small ticket items ever.   Rarely am I asked if I will lower my commission but if it happens, I say I respect their right to ask but the answer is always no.

Oct 20, 2015 12:43 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Compelled - no.  Do I - depends.  I do at the jade market in Hong Kong!

Oct 20, 2015 01:27 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends upon the situation and I like Susan's answer

Oct 20, 2015 11:37 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I negotiate on big ticket items.  Cars, house being painted, landscaping entire yard etc. I do not negotiate a new DVD player at walmart, but I know people who do.

Oct 20, 2015 11:12 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I always try to at Trader Joes, simply because the card swipe machine says: "Your total is $38.03  Is this OK?" 


But seriously, yes I always ask when I have work done on the house, car, or any other service or major purchase.  I find that often if you pay cash, you can save money since they don't have to pay the bank a processing fee for a credit card transaction.

Oct 20, 2015 10:47 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We all try to get the best deal possible.  The most important thing to know up front is the actual value.  Sometimes paying full price is a steal.

Oct 20, 2015 08:42 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I'm always seeking incentives, promotions, and discounts, but I'm OK with someone saying 'no', too.  I don't think it's an insult.  I also manage a social group, so seeking group discounts and promotions isn't just smart, it's necessary.

Oct 20, 2015 05:29 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think for certain things it is expected and I do ask for a lower price, free trial or something. Other times I just pay what is asked if I know it has the value. 

Oct 20, 2015 02:36 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The key is to know what a service or product is worth. I make an offer on everything but not so low to insult but low enough i get a deal. 

Oct 20, 2015 02:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I just hired several contractors to finish my kitchen, and rather than asking for a lower price, I got bids from a few to be competitive.

Oct 20, 2015 01:44 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Rock when we ask for a price, it's never to insult a seller.

Fortunately, for homes listed in MLS, we know the price.

For other items, many of them may be advertised - so we know about it.

And for the rest for which we don't know, we have certain number in our mind that we want that work to be done - or item to be bought! If it is different, we debate with ourselves if it is worth spending that kind of money or not.

And negotiations - yep, that's  the skill we all have, as real estate professionals. (some of them are experts and some are not.) It's very much a part of us - you may have seen child negotiating that little toy from the store...

Oct 20, 2015 01:11 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

There's no one formula. Each property I sell is unique and has a different organic desirability factor....I price according to comps, but also the market trends, seasons, and condition of the property.

Oct 20, 2015 01:08 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Over a thousand dollars I negotiate.

Under a thousand depends on the number of dependents in the tree.

A third factor involves if the business person EXPECTS a bit of haggling. It is important I establish the framework of respect.

Oct 20, 2015 12:53 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We generally accept the asked for price as the actual price when we deal with contractors for our home. If they wanted the business, they would have priced competitively.

Oct 20, 2015 08:32 PM