Making an Offer

Preparing the Offer

When you view a home on the market that you really want, you can hardly wait to be handed the keys. In fact, you may worry that the property will somehow slip through your fingers. Don’t be!  My job, as your real estate agent, is to ensure you get the home you love at a price that works for you.

The first step is preparing the Offer. This is the document I present to the seller that basically states the price you’re offering, as well as any conditions.  The price we go in with is critical. You want it to reflect the true market value of the property so the seller will take your offer seriously. On the other hand, you don’t want to go in too high and risk overpaying for the home.  I have the knowledge and experience to prepare a winning offer and get you the property at the lowest possible price.  I will look after your interests throughout the entire process.

How the Process Works

When you decide to make an offer on a home, here’s what typically happens:

  • I’ll prepare a list of comparable recent sales in the area so that you are informed of the home’s value.  We will take into consideration any updates on the home, or renovations needed.  This way you can come up with an offer in making a well informed decision.
  • Although, sellers prefer offers that have no conditions, I will make sure you are informed as to the conditions that protect you in your home purchase such as getting a professional home inspection.
  • I’ll prepare the necessary documents and present your offer to the seller and his or her real estate agent personally.  If the offer isn’t accepted, or if the seller makes a counter-offer, I’ll work with the seller’s agent, skillfully negotiating on your behalf to make a deal.  I’ll communicate with you throughout the entire process. You’re never in the dark when you work with me!
  • Once the seller agrees to a deal, I’ll help lead you through removal of any conditions and closing the deal.  I will explain any applicable paperwork such as strata documentation, insurance or legal requirements.  Then…the home is yours!

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