As Cyclone Oma approaches Queensland's southern coast as a CAT 1 your safety is first priority, and we encourage you to stay in touch with local authorities and heed all safety warnings and instructions.
Tropical Cyclone Oma is expected to move slowly southwest over the Coral Sea during the next couple of days. Abnormally high tides, dangerous surf, heightened sea state and strengthening winds are expected along the southern Queensland coast ahead of Oma.
Conditions can change quickly and we recommend you keep up to date on the latest forecast for your area on the Bureau of Meteorology's website.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the ways that may help you prepare your family and property for the weather conditions ahead.
If you have time and it is safe, please take necessary precautions including, but not limited to the following:
REMEMBER - RAINFALL IS NOT EXPECT TO BE EXTREME HOWEVER THE GAIL FORCE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO BRING DOWN POWERLINES
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Negotiating skills are essential to have in many situations particularly when you're navigating the purchase of large items or assets. With the high value that property transactions attract, knowing how to navigate the negotiation process is crucial. Not only can strong negotiation skills help you in other areas of your life, but it can save you thousands of dollars. Here are a few things to remember when you're negotiating your next property transaction.
It's got to feel win-win
The negotiation process needs to feel like a win for both parties in a transaction. If you negotiate too hard with a seller, they may not take you seriously, and the sale won't proceed. Similarly, if the seller negotiates too hard, you may be inclined to walk away. The key here is finding the middle ground for both parties to be happy with proceeding.
It's not all about dollars
While negotiating price is a big part of the property purchasing process, there are other terms and conditions that you shouldn't forget either. For example, as you negotiate on price, you can negotiate other terms and conditions too such as included fixtures and furnishings, finance terms, and building and pest terms. If you're buying a new property, you may have additional non- financial items you could negotiate as well including discounts on certain finishes and upgrades.
Knowledge is power
Entering a negotiation without adequate knowledge will diminish your chances of getting what you want out of the transaction.
When you're purchasing a property, make sure you invest the time in building your knowledge base about the local property market, relevant property sale comparisons, and rental yields for the area. At this point, it may be worth paying for information if it will save you time and help you determine whether to proceed with the transaction in the first place.
Keep your options open
You never want to enter a negotiation appearing like this is your only option. Make sure the other party is convinced that you're looking at other properties and you have other options. Simply mention that you're looking at other options as you lay out the facts and figures in the negotiation process.
Have an expert help you
If you're new to negotiating, or the thought of negotiating a big transaction intimidates you, invest in getting some coaching to help you through the process. You could even engage someone to help in the property purchase process directly. Q State Properties can assist with our Buyers Agent Service.
If you would like to know on how we can help you with your next property transaction please do not hesitate to give us a call on 1300 778 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org