Date Published: 08/17/2007 [Source]
When you're sitting right in the middle of a buyers market, or at least an equitable market (neither a buyer nor seller market), this is the time when buyers should start asking for the moon. If you don't ask, you'll never get what you want.
In today's marketplace, ask for a home inspection, radon test, home warranty, and closing costs.
Until housing inventory begins to shrink and houses start selling for more than asking price, buyers should take advantage of the current market and negotiate more from the seller. The buyers get what they want -- assistance getting into the house. The sellers get what they want -- their house sold.