Norm Merz

Sales Representative


CELL 905-541-4917


Negotiating – Why a Realtor is the Best Person for the Job

Negotiating – Why a Realtor is the Best Person for the Job

Buying or selling a home is a complex process that involves different issues, multiple parties, conflicting interests, and emotions. So having a real estate agent on your side to do your negotiating is your best bet!

Negotiations begin with a written offer, and the agents for the buyers and sellers go back and forth. It’s not just the price – everything is negotiable, including closing date, repairs, appliances, and inspection.

When choosing to work with a real estate agent, their negotiating skills are an important factor. They can help persuade and influence the other party to accept your terms and handle any conflicts that come up through the negotiation process.

Agents are trained and can use their skills to negotiate well because they can remove themselves from the emotional side of things. They bring a more professional approach to the negotiations and in the end they achieve better results with faster sales and a higher net profit.

Agents have confidence in their skills and have the experience behind them. They come to the negotiations prepared for whatever objections may come up through the process and they know how to handle them to get you the very best result. This is their expertise and they know the market well and all of the ins and outs.

So remember, when heading into this process, negotiation skills are fundamental to success. Choose a real estate agent to help you get the best results possible in the sale or purchase of your property.

Celebrate Winter in Haldimand County

Celebrate Winter in Haldimand County

All along the shores of the Grand River, great community programs are scheduled weekly for residents of Haldimand County. Nordic sports, clubs and a historic museum keep locals well entertained throughout the coldest seasons!

For those who love to play hockey in Haldimand County, there are scheduled Adult and Women’s Shinny programs happening across the area. You can lace up in Hagersville, Dunnville and Caledonia on a convenient date for you, without having to commit to a whole season. Haldimand County offers free public and open figure skating, and is a great place to learn how to skate this February. For more information on arena programs visit: www.haldimandcounty.on.ca/residents.aspx?id=18339

Book a community hall this winter for your next special event. Haldimand County supports 27 different community halls. Visit: www.haldimandcounty.on.ca/residents.aspx?id=46 for more information on how to rent, and for guidelines about your next company bash.

Snow day? Visit Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre, built in 1857. The former Caledonia Town Hall and Lock-Up was designed by noted architect John Turner. Don’t miss your opportunity to tour this historic building and its current exhibit – A Soldier’s Christmas At the Front. Located at 80 Caithness St. in Caledonia.

You can knit, build LEGO buildings with your children and throw down your best words at the Scrabble Club all February in Haldimand. Expand your horizons in the Selkirk or Grace Book Club on the last Monday of the month. There’s nothing like a great read to get you through the month of February! Discuss plots, get out of the house, and have a ton of recreational fun!

Visit: www.haldimandcounty.on.ca/calendar.aspx for the county calendar and make the most of winter in Haldimand!

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