Is the end goal to save money, do renovations, buying this for an investment or buying as a personal main residence? The more we know, the better position we can be in trying to understand where the other side is coming from and where the can direct the negotiations.
Key points helps us stay on track. Any areas where the 2 parties can come to agreement can help us guide the conversation to focus on where further discussion is needed. Knowing where the key hot points for either parties lie help move the process moving forward and sooner they can be discussed, sooner they can come to terms on agreeance or disagreeance.