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Winning Strategies: How to Submit a Strong Offer in Real Estate

As a prospective home buyer, submitting a strong offer is crucial in a competitive real estate market. A strong offer can help you stand out among other potential buyers and increase your chances of having your offer accepted. Here are some tips from The Garza Home Team at RE/MAX North San Antonio on how to submit a strong offer:

  1. Work with an experienced real estate agent Having an experienced real estate agent on your side is crucial when it comes to submitting a strong offer. Your agent can provide you with valuable insights about the local real estate market and help you craft an offer that stands out from the rest.
  2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help you determine your budget and show sellers that you are a serious buyer. A pre-approval letter can also strengthen your offer by demonstrating that you have already gone through the initial steps of the mortgage process.
  3. Offer a competitive price A competitive price is essential when submitting a strong offer. Your real estate agent can help you determine a fair and competitive price by analyzing recent sales of similar homes in the area. Offering a strong price can also help you avoid a bidding war with other buyers.
  4. Provide a substantial earnest money deposit An earnest money deposit shows the seller that you are serious about buying the home. Providing a substantial deposit can also demonstrate that you have the financial means to close the deal.
  5. Keep contingencies to a minimum Contingencies can give buyers an out if certain conditions are not met, but they can also weaken your offer. Try to keep contingencies to a minimum to make your offer stronger.

In summary, submitting a strong offer requires preparation, strategy, and a little bit of creativity. By working with an experienced real estate agent, getting pre-approved for a mortgage, offering a competitive price, providing a substantial earnest money deposit, and keeping contingencies to a minimum, you can increase your chances of having your offer accepted in a competitive real estate market. Contact The Garza Home Team at RE/MAX North San Antonio for expert guidance throughout the home buying process.

Robert Joseph Ott

Sales Manager & Creative Director, REALTOR®

Jesse Rene Garza

REALTOR® MRP, PSA, NHC, CHMS, MSLG, HFR

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