WHAT'S MY HOME WORTH?

Making an Offer

You've found the home you want, and now is the time to act.  A Roberts Brothers Sales Associate can assist you by answering all your questions.

Be prepared for counter offers. Don't let the pressure get to you. Remain patient, and let your Roberts Brothers Sales Associate act as your liaison with the seller or the seller's agent. You may need to be flexible on price, closing date, appliances and repairs.

Contingencies

If you currently own a home, your offer may need to be contingent on it selling. Or, if you're uncertain about the structural integrity of the home, you may want to have a home inspection contingency. Just be aware any contingency could take you out of the running if a non-contingent offer is presented.

Negotiating

The expertise a Roberts Brothers Sales Associate can give you at negotiating time will be very helpful.

Be prepared for counter offers. Don't let the pressure get to you. Remain patient, and let your Roberts Brothers Sales Associate act as your liaison with the seller or the seller's agent. You may need to be flexible on price, closing date, appliances and repairs.

Earnest Money

Earnest money may be a percentage of the home's purchase price that indicates you're serious about the purchase and indicates your good faith. It's generally applied to the purchase price when you complete the purchase, but may be forfeited to the seller if you fail to complete the purchase. Contact your Sales Associate to determine the amount of earnest money you should be prepared to pay based on your target home price.

Many first-time buyers are taken by surprise when it comes to earnest money, especially if they have to make a fast offer. You should have this amount available in your checking account so you can write an earnest money check on the day you sign your purchase agreement.