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At www.hartmanassociates.com you can register for “First to Know” which allows you to set search parameters (neighborhood, price range, number of bedrooms), save a list of homes you are interested in and receive regular updates of new homes on the market that fit your criteria. Click here to register for “First to Know”.
Make an Offer
Once you find a home that fits your needs, your Agent will draw up an Earnest Money Contract. This document defines the proposed purchase price, the terms and the timing of the closing on behalf of the Buyer. The contract also serves as direction to the Title Company to close the transaction. With the help of your Agent, you and the Seller can then negotiate and come to terms on a mutually acceptable contract. Of course, the Seller is free to accept or reject any offer, or to propose a counteroffer revising the original terms of your initial offer.
In addition to the price you are willing to pay, the formal offer can consist of specific deadlines, including an offer expiration date, option period deadline, and a closing date of when you take ownership of your new home. When securing your offer you must also outline the earnest money deposit amount, which you place in an escrow account with the Title Company, as a good faith intention to complete the transaction. Your offer is based on contingencies related to financing and inspections. If you have a house to sell, our offer may also be contingent on its sale.
During the home buying process, your Agent can provide you with valuable negotiating expertise. He or she can offer you valuable market information by assessing current competition and past sales of similar homes. By preparing a Competitive Market Analysis, your Agent can help formulate an offer for your desired property. Your Agent will also provide you with assistance in evaluating any counteroffers and contingencies that may arise in the process.