Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Check Craigslist twice daily for all regions reasonably near you. Have your cash ready so you can be first on a deal where the seller needs to sell quickly and will take less money.
Keep in mind that there always must be two factors in a negotiation. If the buyer wants to get a lower price, what will he give up? Timing might be a factor and you've gott'a be willing to wait for a deal, then jump on it. If the seller wants to get a quick sale, what will he give up? Top price might be it.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero