When you find a home for sale in Lake City that you love, you’ll make an offer – and you’ll wait for the seller to accept it.
But sometimes sellers reject offers, and that can be confusing.
These are the most common reasons sellers reject offers.
3 Reasons Sellers Sometimes Reject Offers
Talk to your agent extensively before you put in an offer on a home – he’ll give you the guidance you need.
Rejection Reason #1: Your Letter Put Them Off
Many agents suggest including a letter to the seller when you put in an offer – that way, you can express how much you love the home and share with the seller that you’ll take care of it.
However, make sure that you don’t offend the seller in any way, like by detailing the extensive remodeling you’ll do or being too personal with people you don’t know.
Rejection Reason #2: You Want Something That the Seller Doesn’t Want to Include
It’s reasonable to expect that fixtures will come with the house – but if there’s something you’re not sure about, ask your agent to find out for you. Sometimes things like chandeliers and other custom features are leaving with the seller, and he or she isn’t willing to part with them. If your offer hinges on those items, the seller could reject it and move on to the next buyer.
Rejection Reason #3: Your Financing Looks Shaky
If you make a very low earnest money deposit, you’re putting very little down or you haven’t quite secured funding yet, sellers can get scared off – and while that doesn’t mean that you’re not trustworthy, it can make the seller question whether you’ll be able to get funding in time to close.
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