Dealing With Offers

When selling your house, there are few things more exciting than receiving an offer. That means someone is interested in your property, and has prepared a formal offer to buy it.

What is an offer, exactly?

It’s simply a legal contract, typically called a Purchase & Sale Agreement, that shows the price the buyer is proposing to pay, which may or may not be the same as your listing price. An offer will include other details, such as the requested closing date, and may also include one or more conditions, or contingencies, such as “conditioned on the property passing a home inspection”. The buyer may also request your assistance in paying their transaction and loan-related closing-costs. This is a fairly common practice with FHA Insured and VA Guaranteed home loans.

Ideally, when you receive an offer, you will want to sell your house to that buyer for the highest price possible. In addition, you’ll want to make sure there are no potential problems that might prevent the deal from closing – such as the buyer being unable to arrange financing.

We realize this may sound complicated. Don’t worry. As your Real Estate Brokerage, we’ll take care of all the details. For example, we will:

  • Review the offer with you and explain everything clearly.
  • Give you our professional assessment as to the quality of the offer. If there are things that concern us, we’ll point them out to you.
  • Advise you on whether to accept the offer, reject the offer or make a counter-offer back to the buyer.
  • Prepare a counter-offer, if necessary, that gets you a better deal, while minimizing the risk of the sale slipping through your fingers.
  • Skillfully negotiate with the buyer, through their agent, on your behalf, so you sell your house for the highest price possible.
  • Prepare any additional forms necessary to the transaction, and work closely with the buyer and his or her agent, to make sure the transaction goes through smoothly.
  • Communicate with you throughout the entire process. You’re never in the dark when you work with us.

Selling your house for the highest price possible is as much our goal, as yours.

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