Purchasing A House
You have found a house in Clearwater that makes your heart skip a beat - it is in the right location and has all the amenities you want. The price is the only thing that is keeping you from making an offer - you feel that it is more than you can afford. How can you maximize the possibility that the owners will accept an offer that is much less than they are asking?
The first thing you should do is make the offer as "clean" as possible by not asking for special contingencies. Avoid making demands on the sellers for minor repairs, such as cutting down the dead tree in the back yard or leaving custom drapes. Be as flexible as possible about scheduling the closing date to fit the sellers' moving plans. Finally, you can offer a larger than usual deposit to persuade the sellers that you are a serious buyer and to make it hard for them to "just say no." Each situation is different, however, but the simpler the offer, the more likely the sellers are to accept it.
Our agents here at Sand Key Realty S & R, Inc. are here to help you with your future. Please give us a call at any one of our three convenient locations: 740 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, (727-443-0032), 309 Belleview Blvd., Belleair at (727-461-4200) or 2701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach (727-595-5441).
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