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!
Whether you are selling your home or buying a home, navigating the finer details of the process can be confusing. As Real Estate® experts Realtor® Gabriela & Broker Boots know that one key component of any transaction is understanding which fixtures remain with the home, and which do not. Fixtures can be any number of things such as a ceiling fan, a refrigerator, stove, or washer. In some cases, a fixture is something the buyer fell in love with while viewing the home and is something that the seller took with them. Imagine getting the keys to your new home only to walk in and find the living room drapes you loved and the custom ceiling fan are both gone!
Every step of the selling or buying process is carefully outlined by Realtor Gabriela and Broker Boots. This thorough process is done to ensure that sellers are familiar with their legal responsibilities while managing the expectations of the buyer. When all parties are clearly and accurately informed of expectations, it helps alleviate room for error and provides a layer of protection for all parties. The role of a good Real Estate® team is looking out for their client by making sure every participant in the process is adequately informed.
Real Estate® transactions are no laughing matter, however, if you’re looking for a great retro laugh, grab a bowl of popcorn and watch the 1988 classic Moving with Richard Pryor. In this comedy of errors, some unlucky buyers find out the hard way what fixtures are and how much they are going to miss them! Lucky for you, when you work with Realtor® Gabriela & Broker Boots, these mishaps won’t happen to you!
Further reading on the topic of fixtures and how they relate to a Real Estate transaction can be found HERE.
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