Making Your Offer

I’ve learned there is always a context in life in the decisions we make, and buying a home is no exception. Is it a buyers market? A sellers market? Did the home just come on the market or has it become a “stale listing”? Is this the first home you’ve seen or the 10th for which you’ve made an offer? There are a number of factors involved when you pursue a home and everyone’s situation is different.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Money Hour With Tina Mitchell” on 1150AM KKNW, about how to succeed when up against multiple offers on a home.



If it’s a sellers market with a lot of competition, I highly recommend tailoring your offer to best appeal to the seller without compromising your own most essential needs. It’s human nature to be drawn to the “path of least resistance” so to better your chance of being chosen I’d recommend asking the seller what’s important to them and including that in your offer. For example, shorten contingencies, or adjust the closing date. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for the seller to sign your offer without even countering.