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4 things homebuyers should never say


    By Chris Birk/

    You don't need to be a world-class negotiator to nab a great deal on your dream home. More often, it's a matter of knowing what not to say.

    One errant comment or paperwork misstep can compromise your negotiating position. Playing it close to the vest around home sellers and listing agents is critical. So is flexibility. Homebuyers who conflate wants and needs can cost themselves big time.

    Here's a look at four messages and mindsets buyers should avoid broadcasting.

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