Buying a house has a lot of similarities with courtship. When you’re talking to a Mount Pleasant real estate home seller, you have to woo her with your proposal, showing off all your good sides in the hopes that she’ll say yes. Of course, there’s always the chance that she’ll say no. If you’re asking yourself what you should do when making an offer on a house to increase your chances of getting an affirmative answer, here are four tips to follow.
Make your first offer your best offer
Don’t expect the sellers to make a counteroffer. Instead, make your first offer hard to resist. Especially when the seller is receiving multiple offers, the buyer who wants the property most will offer the best price. If you’re offer number is lesser than other interested buyers, your chances of getting a yes, much less a counteroffer are between slim and none. Likewise, a very low offer can even be downright offensive to the owner, and you lose your chance of buying the home altogether.
Keep your opinions about the property to yourself
When you’re buying a home, you’re buying a property that could be precious to someone. If the seller is present when you’re viewing the house, just take note of any negatives that you may observe, but don’t point it out the owner. Especially if there are plenty of other interested buyers, badmouthing the property gives the seller a good reason to reject your offer and choose someone else’s.
Consult a real estate expert
Before sending your offer, it can be greatly helpful to consult a real estate agent such as the experts at Real East Van who will know the fair price for the property you’re interested in and have the best read on what amount your seller is likely to accept. Aside from a consultation, you can have your real estate expert represent you and submit your offer to the seller on your behalf.
Counteroffers are common in the home buying process, so it’s wise to have continuous working relationship with a real estate expert who specializes in Mount Pleasant homes for sale during the negotiation process so that document that needs to be passed form buyer to seller and vice versa can be swiftly reviewed and submitted.
(How To Make An Offer On a House, Realtor.com)
(How to Make an Offer for a House, HGTV.com)