Posted on August 15, 2018 - 07:31 AM
by Richard Senecal
When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.
Some terms that may work in your favor:
higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home
the buyer will pay for most or all of the closing costs
the buyer will take care of any repairs
quick close - the buyer is pre-approved and ready to close in a timeframe that best suits you
When reading through offers, remember to look at the whole package. Take the time that you need to assess what is being offered and if it meets your needs.
Our family knew selling our home could be challenging, due to unusual circumstances. Rich turned what would likely have been a lengthy, frustrating, and costly process into a sale that exceeded our needs. Rich managed to make it less stressful by remaining responsive, communicating with us at every step in the process, managing the pre-sale improvements and providing staging, and actively driving the sales process. Our home looked amazing. It sold when we needed it to sell. Rich is very knowledgeable about today's market, is a strong negotiator, maintains a calm and professional demeanor, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. We are grateful for what Rich did for us and impressed with how he accomplished it. We are thrilled to have a realtor we will stick with.E. Mills – Kirkland, WA. (4/15/14)