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Making a good offer

When you've finally found your dream home in Prosper or Frisco Texas, making an offer is the next step. Make sure you're working with a buyer's agent, so you know you have someone looking out for your best interests. A buyer's agent will help get the best deal possible, assisting you with negotiations, paperwork, and the myriad other details involved buying your dream home.

When coming up with an offer amount, keep in mind that some sellers may get offended with an offer significantly lower than their asking price. Though their selling agent should counsel them not to let emotions get in the way, some people will see your low offer as a personal insult. That doesn't mean you shouldn't make an offer substantially lower than the asking price. Perhaps you think that's the fair value of the property. Just know that you may not hear back from the seller.

Many times a seller receives more than one offer at a time, and it's up to you and your buyer's agent to make your offer look as attractive as possible. After coming up with your offer price, you must also determine how much earnest money will accompany your offer. This money is used to show the seller that you are serious about purchasing the home and acts as a "good faith" deposit.

There are other ways to make your offer attractive. Talk with your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 for the best game plan for making your offer look at appealing as possible.

Comments (1)

David Williams - Cary, NC

Tiffany & Tonya - Best of Luck to ya with your TEXAS real estate!

Sep 27, 2009 06:00 PM