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It is becoming increasingly more common to see multiple offers in the current Brevard County, Florida residential real estate market. And when a prospective buyer's offer is not accepted they often turn to their agent and ask "Why?" However, until a real estate transaction closes the likelihood of knowing anything about the other offer will be slim. And once the transaction closes the specific terms of the deal will probably not be known as the recorded transaction will reflect only a selling price, and recorded mortgage, if any (and possibly any seller concessions if the listing agent records it in the MLS system). So even when the dust settles the"why" may never be known. However, any likely explanation could involve one or more of the following items.Price. Yes, this is the first place to look. After all, when the dust settles it almost always price. While many believe cash talks, so does a mortgage when the buyer is well qualified. Closing date. Sellers have a time line. If they want to close in a month then an offer that wanted to close in sixty days may not be acceptable. Closing cost assistance. Although a price offered may be higher, asking the seller to throw in 3% for closing cost assistance may not be looked upon as favorable. Offering full price may not be full price after the appliances are thrown in or closing costs are contributed. Its the net price - not necessarily the price on line one.Contingencies. The normal inspection and appraisal contingencies are expected by most sellers. But a contingency so your spouse can travel to see the house in a couple of weeks may not be looked upon favorably. Likewise, a contingency so a buyer can sell their current home may not be very attractive either.On the other hand I have had my buyers, once an offer is accepted, ask me if the seller would have taken less? I can only assure them of one thing - if I knew a seller would take less then I would have recommended we offer less!As a buyer consider this... Offer what you are willing to pay for a property under terms that fit your circumstances, budget and needs. And if the offer is not accepted or countered, move forward.Ready to buy or sell a house in Melbourne, Florida? Call me at 321-693-3850. I want to help if I can in any way!
By: G. M. Filisko After finding a buyer, all you have to do to make it to closing is to avoid these five traps.Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the homeselling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close. Mistake #1: Ignore ContingenciesIf your contract requires you to do something before the sale, do it. If the buyers make the sale contingent on certain repairs, don’t do cheap patch-jobs and expect the buyers not to notice the fixes weren’t done properly. Mistake #2: Don’t Bother to Fix Things That BreakThe last thing any seller needs is for the buyers to notice on the pre-closing walk-through that the home isn’t in the same condition as when they made their offer. When things fall apart in a home about to be purchased, sellers must make the repairs. If the furnace fails, get a professional to fix it, and inform the buyers that the work was done. When you fail to maintain the home, the buyers may lose confidence in your integrity and the condition of the home and back out of the sale. Related: 10 Common Repair Costs Mistake #3: Get Lax About DeadlinesTreat deadlines as sacrosanct. If you have three days to accept or reject the home inspection, make your decision within three days. If you’re selling, move out a few days early, so you can turn over the keys at closing. Mistake #4: Refuse to Negotiate Any FurtherOnce you’ve negotiated a price, it’s natural to calculate how much you’ll walk away with from the closing table. However, problems uncovered during inspections will have to be fixed. The appraisal may come in at a price below what the buyers offered to pay. Be prepared to negotiate with the buyers over these bottom-line-influencing issues. Related: How to Field a Lowball Purchase Offer Mistake #5: Hide Liens from BuyersDid you neglect to mention that Uncle Sam has placed a tax lien on your home or you owe six months of homeowners association fees? The title search is going to turn up any liens filed on your house. To sell your house, you have to pay off the lien (or get the borrower to agree to pay it off). If you can do that with the sales proceeds, great. If not, the sale isn’t going to close. Related:How Much Value Does Regular Maintenance Add to Your Home?7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home ClosingG.M. Filisko is an attorney and award-winning writer who wanted a successful closing on a Wisconsin property so bad that she probably made her agent rethink going into real estate. A frequent contributor to many national publications including Bankrate.com, REALTOR® Magazine, and the American Bar Association Journal, she specializes in real estate, business, personal finance, and legal topics.Visit HouseLogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic.com with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®Read more: http://members.houselogic.com/reprint-rights/#ixzz3XV7g1oFTFollow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook
Very few houses, including new construction as well as existing re-sales, are perfect - except in the eyes of the seller. There may be little issues or changes to the home the buyers want to purchase.The issues may not be serious or very costly to fix but nevertheless may be something that will need to be dealt with soon. It may not cause a problem with the closing process but it may be something a buyer wants addressed before they move in.So what is the best solution? The easiest fix would involve the seller agreeing through the negotiation process to make repair before closing If there is no time then perhaps the seller is willing to credit the buyer for the repairs at closing (part of the purchase negotiation). The the next best option is to wait until closing and delay move in until the issue is resolved (or do it at the same time).But what If a buyer wants to do the repairs before closing?There are several circumstances in the real estate business I recommend customers avoid such as:Not having pest and property inspections. Not having a survey done. Not having an appraisal conducted. Allowing pre-occupancy by a buyer before closing. Letting a seller stay in the property after closing (unless a lease has been signed).Making repairs to a house or paying for the repairs before closing. What happens if the deal never closes? Is the money gone? What happens if your repair person damages the home which is still owned by the seller? Why assume the risk?Not all real estate transactions close. There are laws, procedures and customary practices in place that exist to protect buyers, sellers and their agents. I know a car does not cost as much as a house but would you put new tires on a car that is still sitting on the lot even if you were pretty sure the deal was going through?
Does anyone ever go to the shooting range one time and consider them selves an expert? Not if they are being honest with themselves.Although not as potentially deadly many think because they bought a house once with a Realtor®, they can now deal with a FSBO to "save money."Likewise, because one has sold a house once through a Realtor®, they are not likely an expert and ready to be a FSBO.The real estate story is quite similar.Finally, because one painted a house or even replaced the garbage disposal, they are likely not an expert at "remodeling homes."Experience is key whether buying or selling a home let alone remodeling a foreclosure to "flip for a profit."Now lets apply the same standard to choosing a Realtor® to sell your Viera, Florida home. Or choosing a Realtor® to help you buy a home when moving to Brevard County, Florida.Whether buying or selling your real estate agent should have recent experience in your market. Here is some related reading for anyone considering hiring a Brevard County, Florida real estate agent.Choosing Your Real Estate AgentHow much should your buyer's agent know about sellers?Choosing your Brevard County Realtor®Considering selling your Brevard County, Florida home? Call me at 321-693-3850 and lets discuss how I can help! I have been a Viera real estate expert for more than a decade!
While the home buying process is pretty simple the route to the closing table is not always the same. While most buyers start their research on the internet. I suggest the easiest way to learn about the home buying process and local market is to call on the appropriate experts. Who are these experts? First, these experts should be human. These mega real estate websites and online only lenders may offer information but what do they know about your situation and your area?The experts to call on should include a local experienced real estate agent and your local mortgage lender. Every home buyer is not the same nor is every situation and credit history the same. Questions should be answered by the most knowledgeable person available. Unlike buying a car the home buying process is time consuming, stressful as well as exciting. Having an established relationship with your agent and a contact phone number in hand can be reassuring.So where should one start the home buying process? First things first...define your goals. Why do you want to purchase a house or condo? What will you achieve? For some the goal is ownership and the tax deduct-ability of mortgage interest. For others the goal may be the stability that "putting down roots" provides. For some it is a temporary stop with a goal of buying a larger home later. Define your budget. In most cases the housing budget will be mostly influenced by the mortgage lender. However, the amount on the mortgage pre-approval is not the equivalent of a "must spend amount." Define your needs. What do you need in your new home? How many bedrooms>? How much space? What about the location? Now that goals, budgets and needs have been identified they must be clarified. Your real estate agent should be heavily involved in this clarification process. This clarification process will allow you to paint a picture of your needs and goals in light of limiting factors like budget, location, time line, etc. Your buyer's real estate agent will know the local market and guide you to the right decision for you - not them.Are you thinking about buying a home in Melbourne or Viera, Florida? Give me a call at 321-693-3850 to discuss the process.
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