Today we’re addressing a wonderful question we received from a social media follower who is planning to house hunt soon. She asked:
How do I make my offer stand out? How do I get the house under contract quickly?
I love this question. Of course, that is our job when we represent you, as the buyer. Finding the right home for you is only the beginning. Helping you make the right offer, getting it accepted with the right terms… and getting you to the closing table… those are the trickier parts – and the parts that we excel at, in all honesty!
So, how do we help you get that offer noticed, and accepted – in a difficult market for buyers?
1) We leverage our relationship with the listing agent. This makes a big difference. We’ve been doing this a long time in the same market, and we have a reputation and relationship with agents. They know we partner well with them to get the right deal for both parties… and to make the deal actually work – and it does make a difference.
Of course, we can help your offer stand out – based on many criteria, NOT simply based on an offer price. How?
2) With a deposit. The deposit tells a listing agent and a seller that you, the buyer, are serious about this. You’re willing to put money up, and that means you will see this through.
3) By offering a desirable closing timeframe. How quickly you can close may make a big difference to a seller, depending upon their situation.
4) By offering an inspection period that works for both sides. This means considering how long we want and need for inspections, and what the seller needs too.
There’s many factors of an offer – not just the dollar amount. We can work with you to write the proper offer to get this home that you want – at the right price – under the right terms.
So, we’d love the opportunity to sit down with you, help you find the right neighborhood, find the right home, get it under contract, and get you to the closing table – and then we have the opportunity to celebrate with you!
If you’re interested in buying – now or in the future – you can search listings here – and start to familiarize yourself with the buying process and the market.
Or, give us a call at (561) 571-2289 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for assistance.