How can buyers sweeten their offer in lieu of coming in at a strong price?
*Shorten your settlement date- especially if the home is vacant.
*Shorten your contingency dates- have your home inspection in a week instead of 15 days
*Put more money down ( to be held in escrow- go a full 10% if warranted)
*Add an “As-Is” clause- doesn’t mean you are giving up your rights to inspections- just lets a seller know you will not be renegotiating after the home inspection.
* Write a really nice note about how much you love the seller’s home and why you are buying it
*If a property is vacant- but still has unwanted clutter and dirt- tell the seller you will buy as the property sits today and that you do not expect them to come back and clean or get rid of debris.
Many things in a Philadelphia real estate transaction are not logical, but are emotional. Sweeten that emotional pot and you might find you are going to save a few dollars. Happens more often than you think.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services | Fox & Roach Realtors®
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