Your First Offer – Take it Seriously

When thinking of selling your home, remember the old adage, “A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”.

This is relevant when talking about offers on your home in a buyer’s market; a stable market and I have even experienced it in a seller’s market that often the first offer turns out to be the best one the seller will get.

Do not discount your first offer because you think a better offer will come along. Always consider your first offer seriously and treat it with respect. An early offer does not necessarily mean there will be more offers; it could just fit the needs of that particular buyer who made the offer. In addition, your home will get the most interest from buyers the first 14 days it is on the market. After that, your home will still have interest but activity often diminishes over time.

As long as the offer comes from a motivated buyer, even a very low and does not mean a mutual agreement cannot be met. It is not uncommon for a buyer to offer a price below what they are truly willing to pay. Remember, if a buyer is going to take the time to go through all the documents and sign a purchase agreement, the offer indicates a serious interest in your home. Over the years I have had initial offers significantly under list price, but with motivated parties on each side and professional real estate agents facilitating the negotiations, deals do come together! Remember, the longer your home is on the market the more it costs in mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, upkeep and inconvenience.

I’m happy to work with you to fine-tune your home’s listing price so it fits our every changing local market. In addition I will also advise you on what will make your home appeal to the broadest audience and work with you through the entire selling process. Feel free to pass along this information to your family and friends too!

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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