Your Best Offer on a Home 4 Tips

Dated: March 11 2023

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4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home | MyKCM

Are you planning to buy a home in Omaha, Council Bluffs or the surrounding area this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’ market. So, when you find the home you want to buy, remember these four tips to make your best offer.

1. Lean on us at the Homes by Chris Harter Real Estate Team - eXp Realty

Rely on Chris and Cory at the Homes by Chris Harter Real Estate Team - eXp Realty who can support your goals. As Bankrate notes:

“. . . select the best real estate agent for your needs. They will be a critical part of your home buying process.”

Chris and Cory are the local market experts. We know what’s worked for other buyers in our area and what sellers may be looking for in an offer. It may seem simple, but catering to what a seller needs can help your offer stand out.

2. Know Your Budget

Understanding your budget is especially important right now. As Sandy Higgins, Senior Wealth Advisor at Capstone Financial Advisors puts it:

“Understand your current budget … what are your expenses, how’s your spending, would you need to make changes?”

The best way to understand your numbers is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a loan. It helps you be more financially confident, and it shows sellers you’re serious. That can give you a competitive edge. Let us know if you have questions about getting preapproved. We are here to help you.

3. Think Through Everything Before Making an Offer

Today’s market isn’t moving at the record pace it did during the pandemic. That means you may have a bit more time to think before you need to make an offer. According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com:

“In general, you likely have more time to make an offer, although that’s certainly not a guarantee. If you’re on the fence about a home or its asking price doesn’t quite fit your budget, you might want to keep an eye on it, and if it doesn’t sell right away, you may have some room to negotiate with the seller.”

While it’s still important to stay on top of the market and be prepared to move quickly, there can be more flexibility today. Lean on our advice of us, Chris and Cory at the Homes by Chris Harter Real Estate Team eXp Realty as you explore the options in your market.

4. Work with Your Advisor at the Homes by Chris Harter Real Estate Team to Negotiate

During the pandemic, some buyers skipped home inspections or didn’t ask for concessions from the seller in order to submit the winning bid on a home. Fortunately, today’s market is different, and you may have more negotiating power than before. When putting together an offer, we will help you think through what levers to pull.

Bottom Line

When you buy a home this spring, let’s connect so you have the guidance you need to make your best offer. Chris and I look forward to meeting you soon! You can call or text 402-378-9462 or go to https://www.homesbychrisharter.com/

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Chris Harter

As a Realtor my first priority is you. Listening to your wants and needs to achieve the best outcome whether selling your home or finding your next dream home. I truly care and will work to make your ....

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