When selling your house, there are few things more exciting than receiving an offer. That means someone is interested in your property and has prepared a formal offer to buy it.
Ideally, when you receive an offer, you will want to sell your house to that buyer for the highest price possible, but if you don’t get to the closing table, how much someone says they’ll give you really doesn’t matter. Price is only one of the terms and the offer as a whole, as well as the team you choose to work with (title companies, escrow closers, lenders, cooperating agents, inspectors, etc) could be even more important.
When an offer is received, my job is to…
- Assess and qualify the buyer, their lender, their agent, and the terms and conditions of their offer.
- Review the offer with you and explain everything clearly.
- Give you my professional assessment as to the quality of the offer. If there are things that concern me, I’ll point them out to you.
- Advise you on whether to accept the offer, reject the offer, or make a counter-offer.
- Prepare a counter-offer, if necessary, that gets you a better deal, without risking the sale.
- Skillfully negotiate on your behalf, so you sell your house for the highest price possible and with the best terms.
- Prepare all the necessary documents, and work closely with the buyer and their agent, to make sure the transaction goes through smoothly.
- Communicate with you throughout the entire process so you know what’s happening and what to expect moving forward.