Rebecca Serwotka – “We sell houses! It’s what we do, it’s ALL we do!” Your favourite local property expert, of Inmobiliaria Real Estate Agents in Ciudad Quesada & published author of “Moving Forward – 25 Essential Rules For Buying & Selling Real Estate Without Going Crazy.” Request your FREE copy today! Featured on Best Buy Spain.
When the time comes to receiving an offer on your property, preparation is definitely key to being able to move forward swiftly. Time kills all deals. The longer it takes you to accept an offer, you’ll risk your buyer making an offer on another property.
So what do you do if your first offer is lower than you’d have liked? Don’t automatically disregard it just because it’s the first offer that you’ve received! Many people tend to think the second offer will be better. This is not guaranteed. In fact, we’ve always found the first offer to be the best one!
You never know when the next offer will even come along. Sometimes holding out for a figure that you have in your head, could cost you a sale in the long run.
Here are 3 reasons why you should accept the first offer:
1. When properties remain unsold buyers assume something’s wrong with it. You don’t want the property sitting on the market longer than it should be, lo-sing value. This could negatively influence a buyers offer.
2. If you’re ready to move on, you need to consider your first offer with care. If it means you can move forward with your next purchase, then accepting the first offer is definitely the way to go. Who knows when your next offer will be forthcoming. Knowing the property is sold will give you the peace of mind you need to be able to plan your future with certainty.
3. Sometimes an offer is more than just about the money. It’s about timing and how smooth the transaction could be. Seriously consider that first offer, especially if it could work with your timescale.
Treat your first offer with care. It could be the exact buyer you’re looking for!
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