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If you're planning to buy a new home, there are things you should and should not do. Among the most important things to remember are the words that should never come out of your mouth. Simple things, like insulting the homeowner, can come back to haunt you as you negotiate for the property.

If you plan to buy a property, your primary goal should be to be on good terms with the homeowner and their agent. Some people have been able to purchase homes well under the appraised value by making a good impression and stating how valuable the home is to their future. Others have received support from the sellers and extras as a result of having good communication and positive interactions.

What shouldn't you say during a home-buying transaction?

One of the things to avoid doing is insulting the homeowner. For example, you might walk into the home and smell something terrible, but it's best not to say anything offensive right away. It's good to note that the home smells unusual to your agent, but acting disgusted or offended isn't going to help your situation.

Another thing not to do is saying how much you want the home. If you make it seem like you'll buy the home at any cost, the seller is less likely to negotiate with you. You also shouldn't say how much you can afford since the seller can use that to make a firm offer.

These are a few tips to help you get on good terms with a seller. The right approach can help you make a good buy.

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