Slate’s Negotiation Academy Episode 8: Haggling Over Real Estate

Learn the secrets of everyday haggling.
Dec. 5 2011 3:31 PM

Location, Location, Negotiation

Episode 8 of Slate’s Negotiation Academy takes on haggling for real estate.

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Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Listen to Episode 8 of Slate’s Negotiation Academy (or scroll down for a player containing every episode):

You can also download the program here, or receive every new episode by subscribing for free to the Negotiation Academy podcast in iTunes or directly with our RSS feed. Episodes are also available in Slate’s Daily Podcast.

For our final episodes of the Negotiation Academy, we’re exploring three common, real-world situations in which many of us find ourselves needing to negotiate—even if we don’t want to. Episodes 9 and 10 will deal with how to bargain with children and how to haggle over your salary. In this week’s installment, we demystify the stressful, often highly emotional world of buying and selling real estate.

Our guests this week are two savvy real estate agents: Melissa Chen, of Evers & Co. Real Estate in Washington, D.C., and Sam DeFranceschi, of Nest Seekers in New York City.

You’ll find all our episodes available in the player below:

You can also read the introduction to the series here.

Podcast produced by Mark Phillips. Executive Producer Andy Bowers.

Jill Barshay is a public radio business reporter and a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report.

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.