Whether you’re looking for active-55 communities in NC or you’re searching for Charlotte new homes for sale, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before you make an offer on the house of your dreams.
Fortunately, your Charlotte real estate expert will be there to guide you and help you negotiate with the seller.
3 Things to Think About When You Make an Offer on a Home
Your Realtor® has plenty of market data on-hand, which means he’s already done most of the homework necessary to help you make the right offer on the right home.
As you’re deciding what to offer, though, you’ll need to keep in mind how much the seller paid for the home, why they’re selling, and what the past 6 months have looked like on the Charlotte real estate market.
Finding Out How Much the Seller Paid for the Home
While you may not know how much the seller paid for the home you want to buy, it can be a tremendous help when you’re trying to figure out how much to offer. Your Realtor may be able to do a little detective work and find that information for you, including how much a seller may owe on the home to help you with your decision making.
Determining Why the Seller is Selling
If the home’s current owners are in a rush to sell, you may have a little more leverage when you make an offer. If they want to unload a property that’s in bad shape, that’s another story—but your Realtor can help you figure it all out.
What’s Been Happening on the Charlotte Real Estate Market?
Your Realtor has access to all sorts of data that help you both understand market trends over the most recent 6 – 12 months and beyond. This data is extremely valuable because you can use it to determine how much to offer. For example, if most of the homes in Charlotte or in a specific community sold at about 3 percent below list price over the past 6 months, you’ll know that the seller might be willing to accept an offer that reflects that. In fact, the seller’s agent may encourage him or her to accept it.
Are You Buying a Home in Charlotte?
If you’re thinking about buying a home in Charlotte or the surrounding communities, we’d love to help you.
Call us at 704-608-2794 or get in touch with a Charlotte Realtor online today. In the meantime, take a few minutes to browse:
- All Charlotte, NC real estate listings
- Luxury homes for sale in Charlotte
- New construction for sale in Charlotte
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