How to Write the Best Offer to get Your Dream Home

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In the real estate business, we answer countless questions from our clients. One of the most common is, “How do we best write an offer so we get the home we truly want?”

Here are three actions we take to help you write an offer that gets you the home of your dreams!

1. Contact the other real estate agent to learn what the seller wants. Everyone, of course, would like to receive their full-price offer for their home, but we know that we will usually have to negotiate. Together, we need to determine the terms that will work so all parties involved benefit.

2. Study the market for the neighborhood. We look at the market statistics for the area in which you want to buy. If homes are selling, for example, within 2-3 percent of the asking price, writing an offer for 30 percent less than that number probably won’t get the deal done. Be realistic and in line with the market when you offer.

3. Leverage your position. It’s important to work with the seller to make the deal goes as smoothly as possible. For example, does the home need an inspection? If it’s a new home that was inspected recently, maybe not. Can you select a closing date that works best for the other party? You need to cooperate on issues like this to make for a happy seller who accepts your offer.

Give us a call or drop us a line, and we’ll be happy to help you with your home buying and selling needs in southwest Florida.

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