Special offer

A busy week with offers being accepted.

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 PA License - AB067198

Making an offer different enough to stand out from the crowd, to be the apple between the oranges is not always easy today. I have had the opportunity to write two offers this week for buyers. As I wrote yesterday in Offer Accepted I was lucky to have the first one accepted. Well yesterday morning I had an early morning showing at another property in the South of Philadelphia area.

Being early means you are on time
Being on time means you are late

If you are late, don't bother turning up at all
(Unknown, but my Dad taught me this)

I love clients who turn up not just on time, but early. This client has always been early, so I was ready. We got to tour a very nice looking smaller residential property that they were hoping to buy as an investment property. The house has been flipped and it looked very nice and clean. After the showing the client indicated they were going to be making an offer. 

I always like to speak to the listing agent to see what their client's thinking is about offers. He promptly told me that they were not going to be making a decision before Sunday. I asked if he would present our offer when it was delivered and he confirmed as soon as the offer was received he would let the client consider it.

I spoke with and discussed with my client the best way forward. We looked at recent sales, how they compared pricewise, and a variety of different terms and contingencies that were available to them and how to make our offer so attractive to the seller that they would make their decision once they received it.

I then wrote the contract, obtained my client's signatures and sent it over to the listing agent. He confirmed receipt when I called to follow up. He once again confirmed he would deliver it to the seller for their consideration. He had already called the lender and spoken with them, he asked a few questions and I assured him this was a strong buyer with every intention of going to settlement. I called my client and let her know it had been delivered and now we had to wait.

We were meeting with friends last night for dinner, and just before we left, I thought I would check my emails. As I opened the email app, an email arrived with the signed agreement by the sellers. My phone rang with a call from the listing agent telling me they had accepted our offer and decided not to wait till Sunday.


After doing my happy dance around the kitchen, I forwarded the agreement to my buyer and called her to let her know her offer had been accepted. She was also very happy.

Our market is very busy, there is a shortage of listings and inventory for buyers to consider. So, I am very happy having had two offers accepted in one week. Both are different and both needed a different approach and terms. 

But as I said in my previous post, communication with the listing agent is important, having their confidence and trust as well. Communicating with your client, so they understand what is happening and the process giving them the confidence to make the right decisions.

And it doesn't stop there, this is only the beginning as we move through lender appraisal, obtaining the use and occupancy certificate, title, and settlement. Many steps in both transactions, some different such as home inspections but it gives you a feeling of satisfaction to help a client achieve their goal and for them to know you have their back and are working to help them achieve that goal.

If you are looking for help buying or selling a home along the Main Line and Chester County contact Nick Vandekar, Realty ONE Group Advocates, Selling the Main Line and Chester County, office 484-237-2055, cell and text 610-203-4543, Nick@VandekarTeam.com. My goal is to give you an amazing experience and the confidence to make the right decisions throughout the transaction.

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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

Giving you the confidence to make
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Downingtown , PA 19335
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You do such a good job for your clients and good communication with the listing agent certainly helps in multiple offer situations!

May 17, 2024 05:53 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

George Souto exactly, but it is always a gamble, you go early and your offer gets shopped, there has to be some element of trust and your client also needs to put their best foot forward.

Michael Jacobs very true, I am glad this worked out for my client.

Kathy Streib past clients always compliment me on my communication and being able to get hold of me. Why keep things secret, build trust.

Kat Palmiotti exactly woo hoo....

Brian England good communication builds trust between all the parties and I believe shows professionalism.

May 17, 2024 08:06 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Busy week for you. Congrats.  

May 18, 2024 08:19 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Stressful as it can be sometimes having plenty of work is always more blessing than a curse for me.

May 18, 2024 08:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Nick,

Congratulations! Job well done! You have proved the early bird can get the worm if its presented correctly!

May 19, 2024 05:10 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

one of the important things learned in real estate classes Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 , many years ago 😉 was "time is of the essence", practicing this has resulted in more triumphs than I can recall and your success in this post reinforces that once again. Good job and congrats!

May 19, 2024 06:31 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

There are so many moving parts to navigate in achieving client goals, so happy dance away, Nick, you deserve it!

May 19, 2024 08:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Nick, for sharing this positive experience.

Have another productive week.

May 19, 2024 09:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations to you and your buyers on a job well done, and being prepared, Nick.


May 19, 2024 01:03 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Ginger Harper thank you.

Laura Cerrano much prefer being busy.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX we had an offer that would have stood out in a crowd.

Greg Large I always think move ahead, don't worry about the agent on the other side shopping your offer, just make it as good as possible, and this was an excellent offer.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! what made it so good was the unexpectedness of it, having been told they were going to wait.


May 20, 2024 04:50 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Roy Kelley thank you that would be great.

Jeff Dowler, CRS thank you, I try to help my clients make the right decisions and this time it paid off for both.

May 20, 2024 04:51 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Cicadas are coming! Cicadas are coming!

Love the happy dance.

May 20, 2024 05:01 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Great job ! Every now and then ,Sellers just want the process to be over and jump at the first offer or two !!!

May 20, 2024 07:44 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Well,  I had it going on earlier in the day but 2 contingent contracts fell apart.   So I picked up a listing..

 Feast or Famine.

May 20, 2024 08:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Alan May I love the happy dance as well.

Michael J. Perry it was a calculated risk with a very good offer.

Ginger Harper well at least you ended up with a listing, and the purchases hopefully will come along later.

May 21, 2024 10:49 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

GREAT job!  Excellent work ethic by you on behalf of your clients.  They are lucky to have you represent them and help them to "win!"  Working diligently in real estate every day means you know your market.  Being aware of the best ways for buyers to "win" with timing and the right price and terms means that your client succeeds.  Good for you and your clent!

May 21, 2024 09:10 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ thank you, my buyer was very happy and appreciative. She had just bought another house with a different agent and she said this was so much quicker and smoother.

May 22, 2024 06:45 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Congratulations!  Communication IS key and it's a great practice to reach out to the other side in our transactions - whether at the beginning, middle or end.  Communication, managing expectations - they all play such a vital role in our quest for success on behalf of our clients.  GREAT job.

May 22, 2024 04:02 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Is contacting the listing agent a good idea?

One of our Team members had a transaction a while back. We had the listing and an offer came in without any contact from the buyer's agent. It looked great and was accepted and closed...for WAY over the list price! It was the only offer in a market which is typified by multiple offers. By not contacting the listing agent, the buyer's agent led the buyer to pay WAY TOO MUCH.

Yes...I would say that it is a good idea to talk to the listing agent before submitting an offer.

May 23, 2024 11:41 AM

Cara Marcelle Mancuso I believe creating good communication is key to helping a transaction reach settlement. If the other side feels they can talk, they also feel they can negotiate, and they will try to find a way to make things work.

John Juarez exactly, you can get a feel for what is happening and your client can make an informed decision. Of course we never know what the other side has experienced, I met a buyer of one of my listings last night with his agent, and they mentioned how they had been looking for more than 6 months, and had just failed to purchase another property 24 hours before seeing my listing. They made a strong offer and my clients accepted it.