Negotiation idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to a conversation between Syd and his Realtor.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Realtor:Hi Syd, how are you? Just wanted to give you an update about the offer you put on the house.
Syd:Doing well. Yes, so what is the update?
Realtor:The buyer is willing to meet you halfway. So, he is going to counter the offer you put for $425, 000 and settle at $459,000
Realtor:Yeah. This is a perfect opportunity to bide your time. He has had the house listed for over 5 months.
Syd:Yeah, I am not prepared to sign on the dotted line just yet. Any idea on how we could turn up the heat? I am worried that my place is going to sell and the wife and I aren’t going to have a place to stay.
Realtor:Well, I could tell him we are willing to take immediate possession if he settles for our asking price. How about I keep you posted on what his realtor says?
Syd:For sure. Let me know. I am eager to close this deal, but I am prepared to drive a hard bargain.

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Negotiation idioms

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