Making an Offer

Preparing the Offer

When you view a home on the market that you really want, you can hardly wait to be handed the keys. In fact, you may worry that the property will somehow slip through your fingers. Don’t be. You’ve got experts by your side. Our job, as your real estate agents, is to ensure you get that home–and at a price that works for you.

The first step is preparing the offer. This is the document we present to the seller that basically states the price you’re offering, as well as any conditions.

The price we go in with is critical. You want it to reflect the true market value of the property so the seller will take your offer seriously. On the other hand, you don’t want to go in too high and risk overpaying for the home.

Don’t worry. We know how to prepare a winning offer and get you the property at the lowest possible price. In fact, we look after your interests throughout the entire process.

How the Process Works

When you decide to make an offer on a home, here’s what typically happens:

  • We’ll provide information on recent real estate activity around the home that is relevant to the price. This information includes details about the homes in the neighborhood that have sold, that are under contract, and that are currently for sale. We will guide you through this process and provide recommendations, but ultimately you will decide on the offer price.
  • Obviously, sellers prefer offers that have no conditions; however, we strongly recommend that our clients never present an offer without the condition of the home passing a professional home inspection. This condition is for your protection. We’ll talk about that.
  • We’ll prepare the necessary documents and present your offer to the listing agent as your representative.
  • If the offer isn’t accepted, or if the seller makes a counter-offer, we’ll work with the seller’s agent, skillfully negotiating on your behalf to make a deal.
  • We’ll communicate with you throughout the entire process. You’re never in the dark when you work with us.
  • Once the seller agrees to a deal, we’ll help lead you through removal of any conditions and closing the deal. Then, the home is yours. Congratulations!

We realize that making an offer can seem like the nail-biting part of the process. It doesn’t have to be. That’s the advantage of selecting real estate agents who, like us, put you first. When you go after a property you really want, you can take comfort in knowing you have experts on your side.

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