One of home buyers’ biggest fears is paying too much for their first home. Conquer that fear by using our three ways to decide what price to offer to buy a home.
Chapter Overview: The Offer Process
When you get to this stage of the home buying process it gets very exciting, and a bit scary! Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through each step, so it’ll be much easier once you are ready to write your first real offer on a home.
Are you ready to make an offer on a home?
In the first Lesson, we’ll discuss the offer form and cover the most common decisions you’ll have to make. Once you’ve made those decisions, you’ll be ready to fill in the offer form with your Buyer’s Agent. We’ve included a sample offer form for some fun late night reading!
Next, most first-time buyers ask the seller to pay all or part of their closing costs. Even though it’s common, you still have several considerations before you take this step.
One of the most challenging decisions in the entire buying process is knowing how much to offer on a home. By coming at this decision from three different angles, you’ll have some excellent tools to help you come up with an offer price.
Negotiation does not come naturally to most Americans. Our Lesson on Negotiation Tactics will boost your confidence that you can be a good negotiator even on a purchase of this size.
You’ll feel much more confident about writing an offer after this Lesson. We also include a checklist of various contingencies that allow you to get out of a deal if needed.
Most first time homebuyers ask the seller to pay for some of their closing costs and prepaid expenses. We’ll discuss how to do it and what to consider.
Negotiation is as much art as science, but we’ll give you several tools to get the best price and terms.