Making an offer on a new home can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But, while most home buyers know that a completed purchase contract is typically needed, there are other things that you should – and shouldn’t – say or do that can nudge the seller towards accepting your offer and your terms.
One strategy that buyers may consider is the inclusion of a personal letter to the seller, along with the purchase contract – and there are several reasons for this. First, an offer letter can help to “personalize” you and your feelings for the home.
But, before getting out your pen and paper, it is important know that saying the wrong thing in an offer letter could end up offending the seller and in turn, causing them to reject your offer to purchase – regardless of how much you’re offering to pay for the home.
For instance, indicating that you plan to make some updates or changes might send the message that you don’t like the seller’s taste – which in turn, could actually be offensive to them, and turn them off to further negotiation.
On the other hand, even if you plan to leave the home the way it is, making statements that lead the seller to believe you really want the house – and that you need to close quickly – could signal that you are desperate to purchase the property, which the seller could use to increase the price and / or include additional (and costly) contingencies.
With the help of an experienced real estate agent, though, you can rely on professional guidance when putting together the offer to purchase a home, as well as for other advice on buying. The same holds true if you are selling your current home.
So, if you’re looking for that perfect home in Bakersfield or the Ventura County area, give Blue Lion Properties a call today!