5 Tips for Making an Offer on a Home

Making an offer in today’s market has lots of new rules.  Here are more suggestions to make sure a seller considers your offer. {[}]


  1. Make reasonable request to seller with few contingencies.
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  3. Provide earnest money that shows you are an interested buyer. Suggest 2-3% of asking price. The earnest money can be due 3-5 days after an offer is accepted.
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  5. The market has limited inventory and some homes are selling quickly. You may need to make a decision and write an offer immediately.
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  7. You may need to pay over list price if the house has just gone on the market or there are multiple offers.
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  9. New construction homes in most communities are not negotiable. Some builders are providing incentives.
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{[}]Time is of essence. If you take the time to think about a home for two or three days, it may be gone or you can become involved in multiple offers. If you like it, do not hesitate!

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