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January 28, 2020

How Can Buyers Sweeten Their Offers in Lieu of a Higher Price?

Filed under: For Buyers,Of Interest to Buyers — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 1:31 pm

It is NOT always dollars and cents that prompt a seller to sign an agreement of sale…here are a few tips to sweeten your offer:

  • Shorten your settlement date-especially if the home is vacant.
  • Shorten your home inspection period to 7 days instead of 15 days.
  • Put more money down (to be held in escrow) – a full 10%.
  • Add an “AS-IS” clause (which will still allow you to inspect and terminate the deal within the time frame permitted, if necessary).
  • Write a really nice note about how much you love the seller’s home and why you are buying their home.
  • If a property is vacant, but still has unwanted clutter and dirt, tell the seller you will buy the home as it sits today.

Many things in a real estate transaction are emotional. Sweeten that emotional pot and you might find you’ll save a few dollars. It happens more often than you think!  Shoot me an email at Mark@CenterCity.com or call 215.521.1523 when you are ready to start shopping for your next home here in Philadelphia and we’ll help you make a sweet offer.

Mark Wade
BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors®
530 Walnut St. #480 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.CenterCityCondos.com

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September 21, 2010

Are you being too Ambitious with your Philly Condos purchase?

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,For Buyers,Of Interest to Buyers — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 4:13 pm

In order to NOT bite off more than you can chew, here are a few beginning steps for the first time buyer.

To begin, you should start by contacting a local mortgage professional, like Jason Griesser from Trident Mortgage. No need to see a variety of, say, Wanamaker House Condos if those condos are not within your budget. I think the next step is for you to do your homework, and get an idea of what $ 400,000 is going to get you in Society Hill, or maybe Old City.

Working with a good website like www.CenterCityCondos.com is a good start. Duh. Then call me, and lets chat about your REAL wants and needs. Lets see if we can keep your hopes and dreams within realistic terms.

No pressure-

Mark Wade
215.521.1523

www.CenterCityCondos.com 
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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