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 the property will somehow slip through your fingers. Don’t be. You’ve got an expert by your side. My job, as your real estate agent, 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 I 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. I know how to prepare a winning offer and get you the property at the lowest possible price. In fact, I 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:

  • I’ll recommend a price that has the best chance of being accepted by the seller, without over-paying for the home.
  • Obviously, sellers prefer offers that have no conditions. However, I may suggest a condition, such as passing a professional home inspection, be included for your protection. We’ll talk about that.
  • I’ll prepare the necessary documents and present your offer to the seller’s real estate agent.
  • If the offer isn’t accepted, or if the seller makes a counter-offer, I’ll work with the seller’s agent, skillfully negotiating on your behalf to make a deal.
  • I’ll communicate with you throughout the entire process.
  • Once the seller agrees to a deal, I’ll lead you through the inspection process and work with you and all parties involved to ensure a smooth closing.

I realize that making an offer can seem a bit intimidating and it doesn’t have to be. That’s the advantage of selecting a real estate agent who, like me, puts clients first. When you find your dream home, you can take comfort in knowing you have an expert on your side… someone who knows how to get that home for you.

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