You will not know if the seller will take less until you make your offer.
I can assist you with making an offer... I can put together a market analysis for this home to see what others are selling fo,r so you are not overpaying for a home ...on this home or others...
When the seller and you accept and sign a contract to purchase, you will then schedule a closing to own the home.
On the day of closing you can move in and the home is yours...
The date to settle is always negotiable and will depend on how you will pay for the home... finance or all cash?
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