How to Make Your Offer the Most Appealing

Dated: August 3 2015

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Today, I want to talk to buyers about how to get your offer accepted.

This is a question I get a lot from buyers, and there are a few strategies you can use to get your dream house. Once you find the right house, the first thing we do is figure out what the comparable sales are for homes in that neighborhood. If you're in a financing situation, the appraiser will do this later in order to validate the value of the property. We'll compare the features and benefits of the property you want to buy with recent sales in order to find the true market value.

If your offer is too low, then the seller will probably just say, "Forget it." But if the seller is priced too high, they might be sitting on the market for a long time. In that case, we would make a lower offer based on the market value of the property.


While price is important, you also need to look at the terms of your offer. Look at the closing date. When does the seller want to close? When do you want to close? If they still need to buy a new home, you can offer a rent back, which allows the seller to stay in the home for a period of time. That could make your offer very appealing to the seller.


Another thing you can do is show you are able to put a lot of money to put down. The higher your earnest money is, the stronger you look as a buyer. Home inspection terms are important as well.


As your real estate agent, we know your motivations and we'll figure out what motivates the seller. Then, we see how we can make those values match up. Some things can be difficult to negotiate, but we will guide you through the process.


If you have any questions about today's video, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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Kim Barber

Buyers - Whether you're looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, I'm committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. When making the type of investmen....

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