Posted on September 19, 2018 - 05:00 AM
by Lawrence Juntti
When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.
Some terms that may work in your favor:
higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home
the buyer will pay for most or all of the closing costs
the buyer will take care of any repairs
quick close - the buyer is pre-approved and ready to close in a timeframe that best suits you
When reading through offers, remember to look at the whole package. Take the time that you need to assess what is being offered and if it meets your needs.
Larry Juntti came to the home months before we were ready to sell and gave his opinion about the market value of the home. At the time, we were considering cash offers -- which would not have made him any commission. Still, he discussed the reasonableness of those offers. He also responded to my emails immediately, again, months before we were ready to sell the home. His time was valuable and I weighed that when choosing him to sell the home later. I also selected Larry for his knowledge of homes in the area and examples of homes he had sold. Larry was professional, responsive, and leveraged his insight into prospective buyers' motives and demographics when negotiating sale price. Larry further took the time to educate me and assure me, a first time seller, at difficult junctures in the process. For these reasons, I would recommend Larry Juntti as a realtor, especially for homes in south Oakland County. He knows the market and the people well.Chelsea - Madison Heights, MI
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