How To Make the Right Offer on a Home

How To Make the Right Offer on a HomeLocating your dream home is just half the battle when it comes to securing it and making it your own. So, when you’ve finally come across that perfect place, what is the next step to securing the deal? That comes in making the best possible offer that you can make. This, however, does not necessarily mean making the highest offer. Rather, the terms that are included in the offer can oftentimes make or break the deal – and depending on the situation, the right terms in the eyes of a seller could even place your offer above those of potential purchasers who are willing to pay a higher price for the property.

So how exactly do you get the offer process started?

If you’re working with a real estate agent, he or she will assist you with completing an offer sheet. Once you’ve specified the important terms, such as the purchase price, closing date, and any other components – like specifying the items that you would (or would not) like included in the sale – the offer will be presented to the listing agent (or directly to the seller, if they are not being represented by an agent).

It is important that you stay in close contact with your agent during the time of the offer process, as time can be of the essence here. In many cases, going back and forth with the seller in negotiations is not uncommon. While this can be a somewhat stressful time, it is important that you remain calm, and not exceed your maximum offer price – no matter how “perfect” the home may seem.

Are you considering a move soon? If so, we can help. We’ll work with you throughout the offer process, and will guide you toward securing the next home of your dreams. Contact Us today to get started.

2018-01-29T10:18:21+00:00 By |Advice, Home Buying|

About the Author:

I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.