Making An Offer
Missing out on a property that you have your heart set
on can be a very disappointing experience. Quite often
this happens because the offer process is
misunderstood. When making an offer to purchase a
property, it is important to be aware of the following:
Begin by putting in a reasonably ‘cheeky’
offer but be prepared to increase. Do your
own research. Take a good look at property
in the area and how much is being asked,
offered and agreed on. You might start by
offering 10 to 15% less
than the asking price but be prepared to
settle for a reduction of 5% or nothing at
Do not put in a ridiculously low offer
on the basis that you might be lucky – this
wastes everybody’s time. Be aware - it is almost
impossible to negotiate a reduction on bank
repossessions as they are already offered at
a rick bottom price.
You can make your offer conditional on certain terms
(such as a dishwasher or furniture) being included or excluded from
the contract. Any special conditions such as these
can be written into the description in the form below so we
can tell it to the sellers.
An offer is not legally
binding on both parties until the buyer and the seller
have signed a Options contract and a
deposit paid. A Contract must
contain details of the property, the price, deposit and
settlement terms. Once the offer is made, it's up to the
seller whether or not to accept it.
Once you make an offer, the seller has the option to accept it as is, reject
it or make a counteroffer proposal. If the sellers want to
change some of the terms of the offer, they will make a
counteroffer. It then becomes your decision whether the
counteroffer is acceptable or not.
For example, the
seller may counter with a higher sale price. Or, they may
change or delete some of your contingencies. Or, the seller
may exclude a piece of personal property that you wanted
included in the sale, such as appliances.
If you receive a counteroffer, you have the option of
accepting or rejecting it — or making another counteroffer.
This is the negotiation process that leads to a final offer
that both parties agree upon.
Complete the online form with the
property (Ref.nr.) for sale and your own details. When we have received the
offer we will go to the owner with your request.
Form fields marked with and * are required.
When we receive the form above we will contact the seller to give them your offer and will come back to you a.s.a.p..
If you want to speak with us before you agree to the
terms & conditions above
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