How to Make the Right Offer in Purchasing a Home

So you have found a great home and you’re willing to buy it. But how much should you really offer for the house? A real estate agent can provide you great assistance when it comes to making negotiations. However, knowing the basics will work to your advantage. Here are some of the things you should know when purchasing a home:

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Find out why the house is being sold. Are the owners moving to a different home? Are they in a hurry to sell the house? Are they leaving the country? A seller may agree for a lower price if he wants to reach a settlement quickly.

In addition, find out as much as you can about the history of the house. Has it been on sale in the market for some time? Was it on sale for a higher price before? If it has been in the market for some time and still hasn’t found any buyer, then perhaps you can ask for a lower offer.

Learn how to negotiate

Remember, it’s always better to ask for a lower offer. If you get rejected, you can always make another offer with a slightly increased price. If your seller makes a counteroffer based on your price, then you may decide whether you would take it or not.

If you’re really interested in buying the property, you can issue a check of about 10% or more of the price of the house. You can also give a time limit for your offer. Remember that this check cannot be cashed in unless a final settlement has been reached. If the seller sees that you’re really serious about getting the house, he may be more willing to make a negotiation.

Hire a Pro

If your seller accepts your offer, it’s time to conduct an inspection. True, you may have already img-4checked out the house before but to be sure, have a professional make the inspection for you to see if there are any repairs needed or damages in the house. See to it that the inspector you will be hiring is an experienced and a legitimate one. Also, don’t forget to come along when the inspection is being done.

The inspector of your house should take note of all the major repairs that must be done in the house. These are major factors that can affect your asking price for the house especially if the seller does not intend to shoulder the expenses for the repairs that are needed to be done. If the seller agrees to take care of these damages and repairs, make sure that you’ll have the property re-checked before closing.

Be Prepared

Aside from the down payment, you will still be paying for other fees and taxes. Remember to save enough money for these expenses including an extra funding for your monthly mortgage for at least two months. It would be better to have a lawyer present during the closing to ensure that the terms stipulated on the contract you will sign are true and correct.

Nevertheless, if the seller refuses to accept your offer or does not make a reasonable counteroffer, then leave it. Don’t settle for the house if you think that the seller is asking for too much. If your agent feels the same, then it’s time to start looking for other homes.

 

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

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