We were recently chatting with another Realtor® who had fielded over 15 offers on their recent listing and they lamented how sad it was to know 15 people were trusting their realtor to put in their offer, and the reality was that only four of the offers were even worth considering.
So, exactly what makes a buyer's offer appealing to the seller?
First and foremost, your Realtor® isn’t the just person who ‘shows you around to houses’, they are actually your personal General representing you and your house-owning dreams during the 'bidding war'. Yes, it’s exactly that: a war.
Like a General, a good Realtor® like Boots knows the lay of the land. They know the comps which help determine what your bid should be, and they also understand the nature of other offers on the table. They’ve asked key questions of the sellers' Realtor® to determine what should be included, for instance, can you offer a seller who is relocating the opportunity for a ‘rent-back’ giving them a little cushion in their move-out process?
A great Buyer’s Realtor® does a lot more than just ‘drive you around’ they actually drive your offer to success. They know how to help you, as the buyer, ensure you are pre-approved, they can help you determine the types of houses that are in your budget and be there to walk you through the process of making an offer on a home, getting the right offer accepted, and ensuring your investment is sound with a professional inspection.
Perhaps most importantly is working with a Realtor® who has access to a large inventory of homes and has developed strong relationships with other local Realtors®. This is often an important piece to consider as the seller's Realtor® will often recommend offers to their client which come from Realtors® with whom previous clients have had success working with.
As Realtor’s® who handle both sides of real estate transactions, Gabe and Boots are a wealth of knowledge and their only goal is to help you find and invest in the home of your dreams. Call them today, so they can help you buy yours!
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