Dealing With Offers

Your Agent Will Handle all the Details

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. An offer is a legal document that shows the price the buyer is proposing to pay and under what conditions there are willing to pay that price.

However, it’s not always as simple as deciding if the price is right, or in the case of multiple offers, just accepting the highest one. There are many other parts of an offer that must be evaluated to determine its overall strength such as…

  • Inspection contingencies such as plumbing, electric, septic, termite, etc.
  • Financial ability of the buyer. Does the buyer have the funds necessary to make a down payment and secure a mortgage?
  • Home sale contingency. Is the offer contingent on the sale of another property?
  • Time is of the essence. Are the time deadlines reasonable?

As your real estate agent, I’ll help you evaluate and respond to offers by…

  • Reviewing them with you and explaining everything clearly.
  • Giving you my professional assessment as to their quality. If there are things that concern me, I’ll point them out to you.
  • Preparing a counter-offer, if necessary, that gets you a better deal, without risking the sale slipping through your fingers.
  • Skillfully negotiating with the buyer on your behalf, so you sell your house for the highest price possible.
  • Working closely with the buyer and his or her agent to make sure the Agreement of Sale is executed properly and won’t jeopardize the sale before closing.

Having a fully executed Agreement of Sale is great, but there is still a lot of work to do to get to closing day. Click here to find out what I’ll do to help get you to the settlement table.


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