Research South African property market
One of the best places to search for properties these days is the Internet. There are some excellent websites online that you can use to find different types of properties for sale in South Africa. Not only this, these websites also offer tools that enable you to compare different properties based on their size and price. So, you can use these websites to look for best bargains.
Find out why the current owner wants to sell
Take some time to find out the reasons for which the current owner wants to sell the property. If the owner urgently needs money or they are moving out of the city or if they have already bought another property, you may be in a condition to negotiate the price to make it lower.
Avoid going to overpriced properties
When you do your research, make sure to rule out overpriced properties located in same area. It is usually very difficult to negotiate on a lower price when the current owners want a higher value for their properties. However, if you want to go for such a property, it is better that you wait for a month or two. And, if the property fails to sell during this period, you can contact the owners to negotiate and lower down the sale prices.