Submitting an Offer
Once a 1st time buyer has viewed and sometime re-viewed potential homes, the true weeding out process begins. Typically, it's best to narrow down the list to your top three. From there, Erin and her buyers will compose a written offer on the number 1 choice. If not previously done, recently sold comparable will be reviewed to gauge an offer price. Desired closing date and a buyer's need for concessions will also be noted. Days on market and whether a home is occupied or vacant are also important factors to consider. For instance, offering to close quickly on a vacant property may influence a motivated seller to be more agreeable.
However, it's always wise to take a moderate approach to negotiating an offer. No doubt, it is The Melton Team's mission to get their clients a great deal as well as ample concessions. However, an unreasonably low offer can irritate a seller and lesson one's chances of receiving a workable counter. Make your deal breakers known to Erin and leave the negotiating up to her. After all, this is what she does for a living! Tons of buyers have trusted The Melton Team over the past 10 years. Many have worked with the team multiple times and referred numerous friends, family neighbors and co-workers to them. It's because they know how to remain objective and focus upon securing the right home for their clients.
Keep in mind, a buyer is bound to experience some disappointment during the offer and subsequent contract process. Being prepared for these unavoidable hiccups will allow purchasers to bounce back and keep going!