Step 1 of 2
So you have found the perfect property and are now ready to make an offer… congratulations! Let’s put that offer together and get you the home or lot that you want. Use the form below to start the process of putting together your formal Offer.
PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL OFFER, BUT RATHER, THE FIRST STEP IN DRAFTING YOUR OFFICIAL OFFER, which will be prepared for you based on the information you provide below.
SO HOW DOES THE OFFER PROCESS WORK
STEP 1: FIND THE PERFECT PROPERTY
You have already completed this step, so you are now ready to MAKE AN OFFER
STEP 2: MAKE AN OFFER
Now that you have found and decided on a property the next step is to formally submit an offer. We will review the information you provide here and then review current market conditions and the listed price for the property, and give you an opinion as to how your offered price stacks up with these. We will walk you through the official offer process as we prepare the formal offer documents to review and sign.
STEP 3: NEGOTIATE
Sellers rarely accept initial offers and will likely present a counteroffer on the price and/or terms. This is the normal process, so don’t get discouraged by this. We will discuss the counteroffer and guide you through the process of deciding whether to accept the counteroffer, submit a counteroffer back to the seller, or ultimately reject the counteroffer and just move on to another property.
STEP 4: OBTAIN FINANCING
If you are not paying cash, hopefully you have already talked to a lender to find out what financing options are available to you and what price range will work for your budget. If you need assistance finding a lender, we will assist in connecting you to an appropriate lender based on your circumstances and property type. Being pre-qualified for your mortgage loan will help speed things along. But regardless, once we have negotiated the deal and reached agreement with the seller, you will work with your mortgage lender to obtain financing and finalize the loan. We will gather the information your lender needs and work with them to satisfy all lender requirements.
STEP 5: CLOSE THE DEAL
We will prepare a detailed action item list with actions and deadlines for completion of each action and coordinate all activities with you to make sure your real estate transaction closes on time and is as hassle-free for you as possible. As we approach your scheduled closing date for your property, we will coordinate with the title company to obtain closing statements for you to review. Once you have final loan approval and all contingencies have been satisfied or removed, we will work with you to schedule a time to close. Note that for residential properties, keys to the property might not be available to you until after the deed that conveys the property to you is recorded with the County Clerk, which may be after you complete your signing and closing at the title company. But you can be assured that keys will be provided as early as absolutely possible. And then you are done! However, if you have any questions or need anything related to the transaction after closing, we will still be here to assist.