4.1 The Price Isn't Always Right. "The higher the
price, the better the offer." Don't let yourself be fooled by this
popular misconception. Price isn't always the determining factor in
choosing among multiple offers, for several important reasons: the
initial offer is never final, and there are a number of terms and
conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price. You can
trust your listing agent to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal
without compromising your marketing position.
4.2 Negotiating The Right Way. We take the ethical
responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms very seriously.
It's our job to find a win-win agreement that's beneficial to all
parties involved. Oftentimes you will have to deal with multiple offers
before ratifying the one you judge to be the most suitable for you - and
as your agent, I'll guarantee a thorough and objective assessment of
these offers to help you make the right choice.
4.3 The Initial Agreement and Deposit. Once an offer is
ratified, the home seller and buyer will agree upon the amount for the
good faith deposit and set up an escrow account. This reflects the
buyer's intention to purchase your property and ensures that no funds or
property will change hands until all instructions in the transaction are
4.4 Keep these tips in mind to streamline the process even
Keep written records of everything.
For the sake of clarity, it will be extremely useful to transcribe all
verbal agreements of everything from counter-offers and addendums, and
convert them to written agreements to be signed by both parties. We
will assist you in drafting addendums in your contract to ensure
you've got all the bases covered.
Stick to the schedule. Now
that you've chosen your offer, you and the buyer will be given a
timetable to mark every stage in the process of closing the real
estate contract. Meeting the requirements on time ensures a smoother
flow of negotiations. During the process we'll keep you constantly
updated so you'll always be prepared for the next step.