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Making An Offer

Making An Offer


Once you’ve found your ideal house, it’s time to get started with the financial and contractual side of the purchase. Let your CENTURY 21® professional guide you through this process. Purchase contracts vary in length and terms from state to state, and sometimes within a state.


Multiple offers on the same home are not uncommon, so you may only get one chance to make an offer that the seller will consider. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about your strategy. There is more than just price under consideration when making an offer. The seller will also be considering terms such as financing method, repairs, date for possession and closing costs. There is no guarantee that the Seller will accept your initial offer and negotiations may take place. Your CENTURY 21® Agent will use their expertise to help you navigate the negotiation process.


If you have any personal interaction with the homeowner, avoid sharing any information about your move, your current housing status, financial status or your feelings about their property – positive or negative. This could work against you in future negotiations.

TIP: You and the seller have different goals, so it’s important to consult with your CENTURY 21® Agent. He or she can bring order to the process, and will know what questions to ask to help you reach a desirable outcome.