Thursday, November 07, 2013 / by Shawn Viguerie
So you found a home you love, submitted a full price offer and the seller turns it down. What went wrong? If you are competing with other buyers on a property, a full price offer may not be good enough. While price is a starting point, many sellers also take into consideration concerns like timing and the hassle of inspections when accepting offers. A strong offer shows the seller that the transaction will be as smooth and seamless as possible.
“You never know when that dream home will suddenly come on the market. So, you should always be prepared to make a strong offer on a home. When you do make an offer, make it your best offer. And make it as straightforward as possible. Try to reduce or eliminate as many contingencies as possible - but be sure you’re comfortable with it. Be flexible in your negotiations, and address as many potential seller concerns as possible early on. If you’re dead set on a point or two, consider whether it's worth blowing the deal over it. In today’s market, it’s probably not in your best interest to hold firm.
By taking these steps, you’ll position yourself as a strong and serious buyer, and you could ultimately get the dream home you want without all that muss and fuss.”
Read the entire article here… http://lewcorcoran.realtytimes.com/advicefromagents1/item/26273-what-do-you-mean-i-didn-t-get-that-house