I have a home in 32810 zip code... I would like to sell my home and would be willing to wait and work with you and also help you with any assistance. This is a rental property and my family is moving out of state. It is a solid Florida home... 3Bedroom 1 Bath with carport, screened porch, totally fenced yard on a dead end street. It's a small but solid home. Great terrazzo floors with a large yard and 2 storage sheds. Contact me if your interested. 3502 Tarpon Drive, Orlando, FL 32810
I can tell you this though, I represented a seller not long ago that got a full asking price offer on their home, only the buyer was making their offer contingent on County DPA. The sellers didn't mind waiting 60 days for a full asking price offer. However, after 5 months and multiple promises by the buyers, the sellers finally said no more and never even looked at any offers involving any type of DPA program.
The fact of the matter is, these DPA programs are great but extremely un-reliable with budget cuts, short staffed agencies, and a limited amount of funds for so many applying.....sellers are usually better off keeping the home on the market waiting for a buyer without DPA.
Did your realtor suggest that you submit an offer allowing the seller first right of refusal? This allows the sellers to keep marketing the property while you wait to clear your financing contingency.....so the seller has nothing to lose. You may however, as if another offer comes along while you are waiting on your financing, you may lose the house, and any money you spent thusfar on inspections or appraisals.
I'm a broker and recently made a good offer that got rejected without a counter, on a house that was 13 months vacant on the market. Moral of the story: you never know what motivates a seller.
If you do not work with a Realtor yet, now it's time to start doing so. Someone with local knowledge preferrably.
Good luck to you and all the best,
Tobias Kaiser, MS, CIPS
Greater Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Broker + Consultant
Certified International Property Specialist
2 months is not an unreasonable amount of time for a closing.
Are you working with a Realtor? Did you send in a deposit with your contract?
Are you asking the buyer to pay all the closing costs?
It really is hard to say why they are rejecting your offers withou knowing all the details
and homes you are wanting to buy.
Don't get discouraged. You will find the home that is right for you.
Price is most often the reason that an offer is rejected, but there are many reasons that a seller will reject an offer. I would have your agent call the listing agents and ask why the sellers are rejecting your offers.
Financing could also be playing into things. Does the home buyer assistance program require anything special of the seller? Also be careful of the "low ball" offer, no seller wants to give there house away. If the house is reasonably priced, you should make a reasonable offer. If you offend the seller with your price up front they'll outright reject your offer and may refuse to work with you in the future.
Keep trying, there are many motivated sellers out there, you'll find one that wants to work with you. I hope that helps.