How to Make an Effective Offer on a Home
You've seen the property of your dreams through the real estate listings— and now it's time to make that offer!
Amolak will guide you through the buying process and ensure decisions are made in your best interests, which means determining
whether a particular property is priced appropriately for the market, or if there are any defects that can lower the asking price (getting a home
inspection is an important step). Once Amolak has negotiated with the seller's agent using any new
information, you can make an offer, but be prepared for a counteroffer if the seller is not satisfied. To help sweeten the deal for
the seller, you can include a deposit with your offer to show them you mean business!
Don't forget to include details of any appliances or other features currently in the home that you'd like to buy with the house; these are
commonly known as “chattels.” Also make sure you don't have any financial conditions on your offer
(like being dependent on the bank’s approval, for example). This is an important reason to get preapproved for a mortgage; a seller will be
more likely to deal with a buyer who they know can actually afford the home.
Agreeing on a closing date is also important to the seller. They may already have bought another home, so having you take ownership
sooner rather than later is usually ideal. The ball is really in the seller's court on this one if there's more than one offer.
Including a note with the offer about why you want the property has
also been known to sway some sellers when there are multiple bids
— a personal touch never hurts!
To find out more about why Amolak is the right Realtor for you when
making an offer on a home, visit his website
//www.century21.ca/amolak.dhindsa, call him directly at 416-721-
2576 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.