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To be successful with domain investments, I believe being a good negotiator is essential. You don’t need to be slick or anything like that, but you need to be able to convince someone a domain name is worth your asking price specifically to a potential buyer. There are many people who aren’t good negotiators, but they can still be successful at selling domain names.

I’ve noticed that many people have a “this domain name may be for sale” message on their landing pages, and there’s generally a link to a contact form. I would guess that most people have the form set to email them, although parking companies generally allow clients to set a specific url for inquiries.

If you aren’t a great negotiator, if you don’t like negotiating, or if you can’t stand conversations with people who may be uneducated about domain names, I recommend changing the url on the sales form and having it go to a broker’s website or sales listing to open negotiations. You can also forward contact form emails to a broker if you want to manage the process to be sure nothing slips through the cracks.

Working directly with a broker will allow him or her to negotiate on your behalf. You can also bounce pricing off of the broker, which is beneficial if he or she is an expert at doman valuation. Some brokers and brokerages may even give you a better rate on commission since you brought them a potential buyer as opposed to their platform generating the lead.

I’m not very good at some things like coding and programming, so when I need something fixed, I ask an expert. If you aren’t great at negotiating or you just don’t like the negotiation aspect of domain sales, I recommend reaching out to a broker who will likely produce better results than you, and the cost is minimal.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and his company earns revenue from domain names. Elliot is President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Elliot is the publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Read this blog's disclaimer for information about the publisher, comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts.

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Comments (11)

    jeff Darcy

    Who do you consider the best domain brokers in the business? Thanks

    June 23rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    jeff darcy

    Thanks Elliot, appreciated.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    adrian keys

    Thanks Elliot. Is Andrew with a firm?

    June 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Adrian

    Andrew’s company is called Media Options.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    EZLand.com

    Thank you Elliot!

    June 24th, 2012 at 4:43 am

    dan

    Elliot,

    Any reason you left off Frank Shilling’s Domain Name Sales, which charges less than mainline brokers you men tioned, and provides parking services with larger payouts also

    June 24th, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ dan

      I’ve never used Frank’s platform.

      June 24th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    zuuie.com

    Excellent post Elliot. Personally I prefer to negotiate, for some human contact :) :)

    June 24th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Patti

    Lest we forget as the domain name business grows what Warren Buffett says about using brokers in the financial field…… :(

    June 24th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Karen bernstein

    Good advice, Elliot. My clients ordinarily list “this domain is for sale” and then have my firm’s email and/or phone number for contact at the top of the site This avoids the domainer/client from dealing with the tire kickers from bothering the client but some parking clients won’t allow this practice. Thx for the post!

    June 26th, 2012 at 12:10 am

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