Making a winning offer
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In today’s support article we’re going to be discussing making a winning offer, including tips and recommendations for strengthening an offer.
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“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
- Zig Ziglar
While applying the quote above to making a winning offer may seem counter intuitive, ultimately this is exactly the mindset we encourage all home buyers to foster and cultivate. At the heart of negotiation mastery is making any transaction a win-win for everyone. Oftentimes buyers and sellers believe they’re competing against each other but this isn’t the case. Both parties goals are the same which is the transference of real property. To simplify the current home owner wants to sell their home and the home buyer wants to buy their home. Understanding that both parties share the same goal is what ultimately contributes to the overall success of your offer.
- Do not make low-ball offers
A low ball offer is where an offer is made for a significantly lower price than what the seller is asking for. For example: A home is listed for 349,000, a buyer makes an offer to seller to buy the home for 300,000. Low ball offers can insult the current home owner and push them to not entertain a higher more reasonable offer from the same buyer. A reasonable offer that isn’t considered a low ball offer would be 5-$10,000 less than asking. So in this example a reasonable offer besides asking price would be $339,000.
- Book at least one showing before making an offer
ADDITIONAL TIPS (please note: the tips below are indirect tips to make your offer stronger.)