Selling Your Home

Accepting an Offer

Making the Decision Find a Selling Agent Prepare to Sell Accept an Offer Escrow Closing

seller and buyer agreeing on purchase offerThe right offer is more than the right dollar amount. A high price on its own does not determine a good offer. The initial offer is almost never the final one. There are a number of things that can affect the final price, one of the biggest being home inspections. The team at MOTIV Real Estate will help you evaluate all purchase offers while maintaing a strong negotiating position.

Negotiationg a Final Offer

We have an ethical obligation to negotiate the contractural terms that are most favorable to your interests. It is our duty to help you arrive at a mutual agreement where both parties are satisfied. Sellers typically go through multiple offers before arriving at the right one. We will be there to guide you every step of the way, until we get the offer that is most suitable to your needs and interests. We promsie a thorough and honest assesment of every purchase offer that comes your way.

Offer Acceptance & Deposit

Once the seller accepts an offer, the next step is a formal agreement. While laws vary from state to state, in most cases the agreement requires consideration in the form of a deposit. This consideration is held in the closing agent's escrow account pending the fulfillment of conditions outlined in the agreement.

Keep these items in mind during the purchase process, and it will help speed things along:

  • Keep Records of Everything: Transcribe any verbal agreements including counter offers and addendums. Whenever possible, convert them into written agreements signed by both parties. We will be there to assist in drafting necessary paperwork and makre sure you have copies of everything.
  • Stick to the Schedule: Now that you accepted an offer, you and the buyer will need to stick to a timeline for closing out the process and satisfying the terms of the contract. Meeting requirements on time ensures a smooth flow and maintains harmony between the parties. We will keep you constantly updates during this crucial part of the process. You will always know and be prepared for the next step.