if you have an agent representing you, you need to have them ask the seller. You will need a real estate attorney to handle the closing so you may want to ask the attorney as well. If you are going to get a mortgage, you should ask your mortgage rep. if it is allowed depending on the type of mortgage product you obtain.
I can appreciate agents from other parts of the country offering their opinions but, New Your State, especially Erie County do things differently. Talk to the right people I mentioned.
You may make an offer with closing date in 4 months, the seller will come back not only negotiating
the sale price of the property, but come back with 2 months closing date for example, then what?
It all always depends on the Sellers situation, how solid your offer, how flexible the seller could be
may be it is convenient for the Seller, could be, but they may want the loan commitment letter ASAP,
and a more important earnest money amount....
You should be working with a Realtor, who will be your personal Buyers Agent and assist you in not
only finding but also writing an appropriate offer, that will be interesting enough to the sellers and
will work for you as well....
Do not do it on your own....
Read on if you want to find out why I suggest it
WORK WITH A REALTOR, YOUR PERSONAL BUYERS AGENT
I am wondering why you ask this question here at Trulia, if you are an interested and determined
buyer, you definitely should connect with a local Realtor, a buyers Agent, ie a Realtor who will be on
your side, protecting your interests, finding the right property, arrange showings, answer all your
questions, help you right a good offer, get you also pre-approved for a loan, and negotiate on your behalf the very best sale price and terms and if you commit to one trusted Realtor, he or she will commit 100 % to you and his or her services if you make an offer on a property listed by a Realtor/Brokerage in the multiple listing service will be FREE to you, as Buyers Agents are usually
paid by the seller's side, out of the sellers proceeds at the closing table...
Why would you want to do this on your own, when there are so many details to be taken care of the
right way and so many details need to be paid attention to, inspection appraisals, loan commitment, walk thru etc. etc. in order to bring an offer to a fully executed contract and that to successful closing and home purchase.
Give it a second thought and hopefully you will decide to work with a trusted Realtor, who is experienced in your areas of interest. Please commit to only ONE Realtor!! If you need recommendations get back to me I gladly forward you names..
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