Real estate may be a numbers game, but the personal touch can still give you a surprising edge over other home buyers. Our real estate agents provide valuable tips on crafting a personalized offer letter to make you stand out above the competition.
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Our real estate agents understand there are many reasons you may not be able to purchase the home you want right away. The most common reason is that you want to wait until your home has sold. The fact is most buyers don't want to close on a new property until they have completed the sale of their current home. When a seller accepts your contingent offer, you will have first-right-of-refusal to either purchase or pass on the property.
There are many types of contingent sale offers, including appraisal contingencies, mortgage approval contingencies, and inspection contingencies. The most common are sale and settlement contingencies, which are used when a prospective buyer's home is on the market, but an offer has not been received. The second most common is a settlement contingency which is for buyers whose home is under contract but has not closed.
When you're selling your home, wanting to present it in the best light possible is only natural. However, it's also important to be honest about any issues with the house, including past repairs and current problems. Disclosure isn't just the right thing to do – it's also the law. Our real estate agents are here to help you navigate the process, with a guide to everything you need to know about disclosure when selling your home.
Pay Attention to State and Federal Disclosure Rules
The exact rules for what you need to disclose and how you handle the process vary by state. It's critical to research disclosure rules for the location where you're selling a home. Most disclosure regulations are controlled by the state, except for one key issue. Federal regulations require that you disclose lead paint if the home was built before 1978. Homes built before 1978 will need to be checked for lead paint before you sell.
You're full of eager anticipation when you put your home on the market, but there comes a time when you have to admit it's not selling. Our real estate agents have successfully helped many sellers overcome roadblocks to closing a deal. Here are 10 common reasons why your home may not be selling as quickly as you'd hoped.