The Architecture of an Offer

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Many people believe a real estate transaction is fairly straightforward. Your client determines they want a property, your agent prepares the documents, the offer is presented, and voila–you are under contract. Well, not so fast! Real estate transactions are varied, unique, and are never the same from deal to deal.

All of this to say, there is a science in the preparation and the presentation of a real estate offer. Like a builder who needs a set of architectural drawings in order to get the building constructed, real estate professionals must follow a set of plans to go from contract to closing. Knowing the structure of the real estate transaction world is essential as you guide your clients successfully through the process.

The basics of the architecture of a real estate offer include:

1. Know Your Framework - Understanding the foundation of a solid offer means using a strategy for success. Knowing the key points such as offer price, due dilengce time, financing options, and closing date.

2. Design & Function - A great offer must be designed to meet the needs of the Seller and the Buyer. Therefore, seeking a win-win strategy is a must. The main function of the real estate agents is to work together as they place their client's needs as a top priority.

3. Stability & Strength - All good offers that have been well-prepared using solid data, reasoning, and logic create a stable offer that has a much higher percentage of making it to the finish line.

Bottom line, you need a master-architect for your next real estate transaction. Make sure you have sought out a real estate professional with a proven track record who values attention to detail. Your agent will guide you throughout the process of buying or selling with skills that will provide you with the confidence you need.

If you are in the Granbury, Texas real estate market, contact us at Beam & Branch Realty. Our agents are master-real estate architects and are working daily to build a firm foundation for their clients. We are looking forward to assisting you with your next real estate transaction.

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Comments (11)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Well said, Paula!!  When i t comes to making an offer that will have a strong possibility of being accepted you can't just put a number on a contract and call it a day. Hopefully buyers will work with the right agent who can help them construct the offer. 

Nov 02, 2021 05:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dr. Paula McDonald,   I like your bottom line... the real estate professional should be the "master architect for your next real estate transaction."

Nov 02, 2021 06:26 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Most who have been in Real Estate, andy time at all, agree with you whole heartedly and would confirm that while the RE paint brush may be similar, very few transaction canvas's are alike.  Excellent post.  Thank you, Mark 

Nov 02, 2021 06:45 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You are very accurate in pointing out that real estate transactions are varied and unique, Paula!

Nov 02, 2021 07:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paula, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 02, 2021 07:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nice post!  We can make it look easy because we are professionals.

Nov 02, 2021 07:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - without a proper plan in place many, maybe most, things are headed to fail.  

Nov 03, 2021 04:57 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - that is a really great comparison.  If you don't plan the steps or skip one the transaction collapses.

Nov 03, 2021 06:10 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

My offers are well structured- which not only relays the full details of the offer, but also the strengths of the offer, and how well thought out it is- making both my client look good and makes me look well prepared. I have helped clients win bidding wars because I gave the listing agent such a strong presentation that they felt more comfortable going with my client because of the way I represented the client. I tell clients all the time that highest price in Manhattan isnt always the right strategy. I cover the buyer's Debt to Income, Post Closing liquidity, Net worth, comps, pets (not all buildings permit pets- and some are particular about what type or breed of animals are permitted), etc. Since so many of our sales are co-op's- and have the ability to reject a buyer- it's important to provide as much transparency into a buyer's situation as possible into the offer.

Nov 03, 2021 11:37 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Indeed, Dr. Paula McDonald every single transaction is unique.  Offers are not one size fits all. Neither are listing agreements.  

Nov 04, 2021 10:47 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Good Morning Paula,  An offer has to be well thought out to have a successful transaction.   Interesting comparison to master architect but so true.

Nov 09, 2021 02:56 AM