Do you ever wonder how your best friend is always getting such great deals on things that he or she purchases? It also applies to real estate as well. Often times buyers think that they don't need any help in negotiating a great deal for themselves when it comes to the real estate purchasebecause they have done it before. I could tell you story after horror storyabout people who have gone it alone in the real estate transaction and it has cost them literally thousands of dollars. An experienced negotiator can be one of your biggest assets in the transaction. It can be the difference from winning to losing. It can be the difference of having a great experience or one that you would not wish on your worst enemy. Negotiating is an art and it is one that is developed over time with experience. So when it comes time to make your move, make sure you have someone who knows the ins and outs of how to make the deal work for you.