If you’re like most people looking for a home for sale in Lake City or a nearby community, your Realtor® will talk to you about getting preapproval from your lender before you start your house-hunt. Once you have that in hand, you can tour homes that fit within your budget and make an offer once you find the right one.
But how do you make an offer?
How to Make an Offer On Your Dream Home in Lake City
The good news is that your Realtor will walk you through the entire process of buying a home. That means he’ll help you make an offer when the time comes.
So how does it work?
You and your agent look at the home price and you decide how much money you should offer the seller. Sometimes it’s pretty close to – or over – the home’s asking price; in other cases, you’ll take off several thousand dollars.
Pro tip: If the home has lots of interested buyers, you’ll most likely want to offer more than what the seller is asking. Don’t automatically offer more, though – talk to your real estate agent first.
You can also include terms on the offer, which are called contingencies. Some of the most common contingencies involve home inspections and financing. That way, if something comes up that prevents you from buying the home (like the inspection turns up a major issue or you’re unable to get a loan), you can walk away from the deal even after the seller has accepted your offer.
Are You Selling or Buying a Home for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we’re the local experts. We know how to market your home aggressively and bring in qualified buyers, and we’d love to help you sell quickly and at the right price.
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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