Negotiating with sellers of homes is not my thing. An icon for my negotiating skills would be a sledgehammer. The “greeter” in my park, however, is fantastic. It’s like a giant game to him to see how low he can get something. I’m good at finding homes for sale but not at negotiating a price that makes sense for me.
Suppose I put Mr. Miller (the greeter) to work for me. I’ll turn up homes that interest me plus he can find things in the paper and online. I should think calling 10 for sale ads a week wouldn’t be too hard. Assuming he finds a home I like and at a price (steal) that works for me, what would a reasonable, cash, finder’s fee. He would only receive the money once I complete the purchase.