THE GEIGER TEAM AT TCSIR ADVANTAGE
Each buyer we represent can be assured that any transaction will meet our exacting standards and those of the internationally renowned Brand standing behind us. Every transaction presents an opportunity for us to extend our esteemed Brand's reputation for providing unparalleled service to buyers of exceptional properties - whether they are modest condominiums, single family homes or magnificent estates.
When you engage The Geiger Team at Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty, you are automatically connected to a group of local experts, (mortgage brokers, surveyors, inspectors, insurance agencies) known in our community for their integrity and the exceptional level of service they provide. Working with us, you gain access to comprehensive and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the local property market, allowing you to fully understand the options and opportunities currently offered.
If you are interested in purchasing beyond the local area, you will benefit from our association with Sotheby's International Realty® and our strong network of agents. This global advantage allows us to serve you in your search for and purchase of your dream property within our community or virtually anywhere in the world.
What sets us apart from our local competitors is our demand for high standards, our service excellence, innovative marketing services, and our experience working with buyers. Whether your move is job related or a personal choice, we have the training, experience and personal commitment you expect from Sotheby's International Realty®.
NAVIGATING YOUR PURCHASE
6 STEPS WHICH WE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH TO NEGOTIATE THE BEST PRICE ON A PROPERTY
1. Get Prequalified for a Mortgage
Getting prequalified for a mortgage proves to sellers that you're serious about buying and capable of affording their home. That will push you to the head of the pack when sellers choose among offers; they'll go with buyers who are a sure financial bet, not those whose financing could flop.
2. Ask Questions
Ask us anything and everything you can think of regarding the home you're ready to buy. How old is the roof? Is there hurricane protection? Have there been any leaks? Ask us for a sellers' disclosure which should reveal the answers to these questions. Ask us if the sellers have already purchased a home or relocated, which may make them eager to accept a lower price to avoid paying two mortgages. Ask how long the home has been on the market or is it newly listed. Have there been other offers? If so, why did they fall through? The more signs that sellers are eager to sell, the lower your offer can reasonably go. If we are not the listing agent, we'll find out the answers to these questions
3. Work Back From a Final Price to Determine Your Initial Offer
Know in advance the most you're willing to pay, and with your agent work back from that number to determine your initial offer, which can set the tone for the entire negotiation. A too-low bid may offend sellers emotionally invested in the sales price; a too-high bid may lead you to spend more than necessary to close the sale. Work with your agent to evaluate the sellers' motivation and comparable home sales to arrive at an initial offer that engages the sellers yet keeps money in your wallet.
4. Avoid Complicated Contingencies
Sellers favor offers that leave little to chance. Keep your bid free of complicated contingencies, such as making the purchase conditional on the sale of your current home. Do keep contingencies for mortgage approval, home inspection, and environmental checks typical in your area, like radon.
5. Remain Unemotional
Buying a home is a business transaction, and treating it that way helps you save money. Consider any movement by the sellers, however slight, a sign of interest, and keep negotiating. Each time you make a concession, ask for one in return. If the sellers ask you to boost your price, ask them to contribute to closing costs or pay for a home warranty. If sellers won't budge, make it clear you're willing to walk away; they may get nervous and accept your offer. Know that if you decide to walk away, another buyer will likely come along as inventory is low.
6. Don't Let Competition Change Your Plan
Great homes and those competitively priced can draw multiple offers in any market. Don't let competition propel you to go beyond your predetermined price or agree to concessions - such as waiving an inspection - that aren't in your best interest.
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