Getting Your Offer AcceptedPosted by at December 2, 2011 in Home inspections
You’ve probably noticed that as you drive through neighborhoods and look at the properties on your shopping list, certain areas and styles of homes begin to stand out. This is good, because it helps you tweak your list and narrow your choices.
Once this happens, it won’t be long before you walk into a home and know immediately that you’ve found ‘‘the one.’’ It can be both exciting and stressful to stand in the entryway of a home and know it’s the property you’ve been searching for.
But while you want the home, you also want the best deal you can get. Some questions should begin zipping through your mind, such as:
What should you offer?
How low can you go without insulting the owners and losing the house?
How can you protect yourself from hidden problems that can cost you money after you’ve closed?
These are critical concerns that nearly all buyers have, even professionals who buy homes to fix up and rent or flip. To tame these concerns, this chapter gives you the tools you’ll need to make good decisions and get your offer accepted. In this chapter you’ll learn how to:
1. Determine what to offer for a house.
2. Handle making an offer on an overpriced home.
3. Use an emotional connection with the seller to enhance the appeal of your offer.
4. Get the seller to pay concessions in order to seal the deal.
5. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of making an offer on a foreclosure or a shortsale.
6. Hire a professional home inspector.
7. Shop for a home warranty.