How to Build a Winning Offer

How to Build a Winning Offer

You’ve been scrolling homes for months, and boom, there it is! The home you know is destined to be yours. Now what!?
It’s time to build an offer the sellers can’t refuse — and in this market, that’s exactly what you’re gonna need! To help, here are some tips to get your seller's attention and build an offer that's sure to stand out:⁣
  • ⁣Make sure you have an agent that will call the listing agent to see what the sellers are looking for in an offer. Sometimes a seller will want to close in a couple of months, some will want to close in 2 weeks. Some want to be able to leave some furniture, if you're willing to take that on, it could help! Make your offer what they want!

  • Get pre-approved. Unless you’re making an all-cash offer, you must, must, must include a pre-approval letter for a loan. If you haven’t yet, start that process ASAP.⁣

  • Set your purchase price in line with your agent’s recommendation. In this market, low-ball offers will simply be ignored and set aside.⁣

  • Consider purchasing as-is. I always recommend having a home inspection done before purchasing a home, but let the sellers know it will only be for peace of mind. You will not be requesting any credits or anything to be fixed. 

  • Keep contingencies to a minimum. 

  • Bump up your earnest money and be willing to close quickly. If your seller is anxious to get moving, an offer with a short closing window will jump to the head of the pack.⁣ Some lenders can totally underwrite your loan and close in as soon as 2 weeks. Ask me for more details on this!
When you fall in love with a home, I will do everything I can to help you be the winning offer. Let's work together to get you there!

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