Receiving an offer on your house for sale is an exciting and stressful part of the real estate process. This is one of the many times that you'll appreciate your partnership with your listing agent. As someone who has potentially fielded thousands of offers, your agent can help you to understand the offer, discuss it with you, and empower you as to how you want to proceed. Although there's usually a time-sensitive nature to offers, this isn't a time for you to act rashly. Instead, ponder the following questions to help you make an informed decision that is right for you.
How Long Do I Have To Respond?
Offers will commonly indicate how quickly they require a response, so making sure that you're acquainted with this information is important. If a prospective buyer has asked for a response within 72 hours, for example, you don't need to make your decision in a panic just a few hours after receiving the offer. Identifying the amount of time you have to respond can allow you to thoroughly review the offer, step away from it for a bit to stay calm, and then consider it more deeply, if necessary.
How Much Interest Am I Getting?
The manner in which you respond to an offer to buy your home should depend not only on the specifics of the offer, but also on how much overall interest you're getting in the property. For example, if the offer isn't for as much money as you'd like, thinking about the interest that you're getting is beneficial. If the house has been on the market for six weeks and this is your first offer, you might wish to look at it more seriously than if you're routinely getting two or three new offers every week.
How Quickly Do I Want To Sell?
Not every seller wants to get a deal done right away. Whether you haven't put enough time into hunting for a new house or you're keen on moving at the current time of the year, you may be OK with waiting a while. Thinking about how fast you wish to sell can also influence you as to how you respond to the offer. Those who aren't in a big rush to sell can often afford to field more offers as they search for the perfect one. Discuss these three points with your agent and seek his or her feedback to ensure that you're on the same page about the offer.
For more information, contact a real estate company like Almost Home Real Estate Services.