Buying a house is a stressful, confusing process.
But it doesn’t have to be. You see, agents are here to help. We’re your advisors, and often, we find ourselves being confidants, too.
Believe it or not, real estate agents all too often serve as marital mediators, helping wives and husbands settle housing choice debates, neighborhood disputes, and even decorating squabbles. It happens. And it’s all part of the job.
However, our most important role remains that of real estate agent. That’s what we specialize in.
When it comes to working with buyers, helping you find what you want is easy. You knowing what you want is the hard part.
But we get it, a home is a big choice, it’s also a lot of money, and there are a lot of options out there.
Speaking of money, helping you know what to offer on a house once you find it is where we often earn our keep as Las Vegas buyers agents.
Home buyers need to find a balance between their budget and what the market is demanding. Sometime, the two are too far apart, and maybe you need more time to save.
However, maybe a seller is ready to move, and your offer will be the one they like most.
The key to getting your offer accepted is to be honest about wanting the house. Coming in with a lowball offer loaded with concessions only tends to make sellers hesitant about your veracity as a buyer. They’ll counter at full price, or close to it, if they counter offer at all.
The best first move is to offer below list at a point you can afford without too many concessions (closing costs, or a percentage of, is normal). A quick closing date helps, too, provided financing can get wrapped up in time.
Always expect a counter offer and don’t get offended when a seller comes back with something higher than you want to pay. That’s the process, the market needs negotiation.
Always be fair. Remember that selling a home may just as emotional as buying one. If you enter a home buying transaction with respect for the other side and reasonable expectations, the odds are good your sale will go smoothly, and be the thrilling family experience it’s supposed to be.