Prevail: Make It Yours

Making the Offer

Making the Offer

Congratulations! You and your Realtor have searched through potential properties and found the perfect home.

Now, how do you make an offer to make for a closing?

  1. Understand the local market- Asking prices are not always accurate, look to your Pendergrass Realtor to provide you with current comparable sales to aid you in the decision making process on a pricing strategy. After all, it is beneficial that you know that the property is fairly priced and comparable to recently sold properties.
  2. Understand the seller's interests- Sometimes the slightest thing to you could be significant to the seller. That's why it is important to ask the right questions before making an offer.
  3. Make a strong deposit part of the offer- As part of the written offer you will want to submit an earnest money deposit to be delivered by your agent after acceptance of the offer. When you offer below asking price, up the earnest money and it can help strengthen your negotiating power.
  4. Provide a deadline for the seller- In order to prevent multiple offers being made, while yours in consideration. Place a deadline for response.