Previously, I talked about how difficult it can be to get your offer on a home you love accepted. This is due to low inventory in the marketplace and high buyer demand.
I told you about one strategy to getting your offer accepted—an earnest money deposit. (Read all about this strategy here.)
Now here’s another strategy that’s often overlooked: Make sure the agent that represents you not only writes a clear, concise offer, but one that’s correct. I know that may sound obvious, but here’s the thing. Oftentimes—and I mean often as in almost every time—I sit down with a seller to review multiple offers, and find ones that are incomplete!
No information, no offer accepted
It never fails. There’s always at least one offer that’s missing information. Who’s going to pay for this, the buyer or the seller? And they don’t put either. Or, they write in something in the additional terms section, and it’s not legible.
Your agent should take the time to type up the offer and make it look nice, so the seller can read exactly what it is the buyer wants. It puts you at a huge disadvantage when your agent doesn’t properly fill out the form. Let’s say every buyer submitting an offer puts in the $300,000 price point, and puts in a $10,000 earnest money deposit. But your offer is missing a vital piece of information. Whose offer do you think the seller is going to choose?
Make sure the agent you choose knows how to write a clear, nice, and complete offer, with all of the questions answered. It helps. Believe me.
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And that’s one more strategy you can use in getting your home offer accepted in a competitive market. I’ve got many more, and I’m going to share those with you in upcoming posts. These are strategies that very few agents in the marketplace know about, but I’m happy to tell you about them.
If you don’t want to wait for a future post, feel free to call me at (559) 708-8768. That’s my direct cell phone number. You can call me on it, or email me at Jason@fresyes.com. I know I can help!