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What is the best way to present a purchase offer to a seller for a single family home?

Asked by Trulia Orlando, Orlando, FL Mon Dec 17, 2012

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Hi Trulia

The best way will be to get in touch with the Listing Agent and asking him / her
that an offer has been written, a cover letter, with proof of funds, lender letter,
and all the disclosures and reports signed.

Of course, an agent should get in touch with the listing agent prior to writing
so that one is clear what is required, and how and by when it should be delivered.

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Obtain the services of a buyer agent.
Contact me if I can assist.
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Is the home for sale by owner? If not you want to begin your journey with a buyers agent.. Only after sitting down with a mortgage professional.

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Thank you for your excellent question.
Work closely with your Realtor to structure your Offer to Purchase the house...
If you are offering to pay all cash, a quicker closing date is usually attractive to the Seller..
If you are getttng a loan, Sellers know that realisitcally your lender may require 6 to 8 weeks to close.
Work closely with your Mortgage Broker and get pre-approved for your loan. .
If your Realtor can present your offer to purchase the house with your loan pre-approval letter from your lender, the Seller may feel more confident knowing you have "done your homework" and you are as prepared as possible to close the sale..
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 18, 2012
Presenting the offer is one thing, writing a strong offer is another. No matter what kinds of bells and whistles you put together, if the offer is less than stellar, the offer may end up in the wastebasket.

Assuming the offer has the best possible price, terms and conditions....sweeten the presentation by writing a nice personal letter that may appeal to the seller. For example, if the sellers appear to have really cared for their home, the letter should talk about the new buyers pledging to do the same.

It also helps to have the buyer's agent write a letter with the offer highlights one can use as a quick reference quide to the offer.

But since you posted this question under "home selling"....are you the seller? If you want to meet the buyers, then have your listing agent arrange it so that the buyers make the personal appeal directly. But have the listing agent there. You should not make any decisions without consulting with your agent who should look out for your interests and not have you commit to certain things that you shouldn't.
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I would have your Realtor put together a buyers package a present it to the listing agent. If the offer is fare, and your will to increase your offer if multiple offer situation arrives; then your offer has a great chance of getting accepted.

Hope that helps.
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If you're not already working with a buyers agent, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to work with you and help you with this process.
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The best way is throught a licensed realtor. They will negotiate on your behalf, be sure all the paperwork is completed properly guide you through the inspection process, support you in securing financing and will be there for you at the closing. In Central Florida it is a general practice for the seller to pay the buyers real estate professionals commission.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2012

First things first, sit down with your agent and review the comparables properties that have sold in the area recently, decide on what concesions you want from the seller and and then decide on your initial offer. It will also be wise to know when there are other offers on the table.
Wish you the best. And when you need a competitive agent do not hesitate to give me a call.

Yours Truly,

Manuel Fonseca-Rivera
"Intensive Real Estate Care"
AmeriTeam Realty Inc
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Contact a local agent to represent you. That agent can present your offer to the seller or sellers agent.
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PDF it.....Cash if possible and a short inspection period and days to close.
Cash is king...
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You have your agent email a PDF of the written signed offer to the listing agent. It's not rocket science, it's real estate.
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