When you’ve finally picked out the condo, house or townhouse that interests you, it’s time to write the offer. Together with proof of Earnest Money, and lender approval, I’ll present the offer to the selling agent.
Presenting an offer is a little bit more involved than simply faxing paperwork to the listing agent and then waiting for a response. It is important to get the offer over as quickly as possible. Bargains (in any market) don’t last long. Then I call the listing agent to let them know the offer has been sent.
When appropriate, I follow up in the conversation by sharing appropriate details with the listing agent. For example:
I can give the selling agent some personal background about my clients and what they are looking for. I can explain why they are qualified to buy or how many homes my client has looked at. In some cases, it’s appropriate to tell seller what the buyers appreciate about the home.
I sometimes provide the sellers with a comparative market analysis to show the sellers the rationale behind the offer we are making.
Of course, it’s my job to explain and review all of the major details of the offer;
- contingent or non-contingent,
- date of closing,etc.
- and of course, price.
When necessary I discuss a brief timeline outlining the expected milestones between the offer and settlement.
Buying? Talk to Realtor.
To assist you with finding the perfect home, you should enlist the services of a reputable Realtor. When you meet with your agent, you will go over how much you are willing to spend, and what type of home you are looking for. You’re agent will know where ideal properties are, and help you find the home that is best for you. Nesbitt Realty is a home-grown, hometown family-run brokerage. We appreciate your business.
Your agent can provide you with a list of potential properties that meet your budget and your features. Once you get the list, you should drive by the homes and check out both the home and the neighborhood. You should consider the appearance and location of the home, safety, access to the freeway, schools nearby, commute time to work, local shopping, and even recreational activities.
Our Realtors charge the buyer nothing and we even rebate a portion of our commission to you the buyer. Talk to us to find out how you can save thousands.