First Time Home Buyers: You've Found The Perfect Home - Make An Offer

New Home Owners- Make An Offer

The process of finding a home for the first time can be challenging, but if you are properly equipped and know what to expect during the process, looking for your first home can be an exciting, and rewarding experience.

 

If you have been following my First Time Home Buyer series, then these are the steps that you've completed so far:

Now, your Buyers Agent has been working hard for you, looking for homes that match the wish list that you submitted and reviewed. Keep in mind that you may have to view a few homes before one stands out as having the potential to be your first home. Don't worry! It will happen.

Since this part in the series has to do with making an offer, we are assuming that you've found The One.  The Perfect house to call a home. Now, you are ready to make an offer.

What to expect:

Your Buyers Agent will prove to be invaluable at this stage, because the negotiation of the sales price, and writing up of an offer will be done for you, on your behalf.

Before you make an offer, you must be sure that the house you have decided on is the one that you really want. Make sure that you are serious about buying. Once an offer is accepted by the seller, it is a legally binding contract.

Here are some helpful links  from Freddie Mac that will describe the process of making an offer in more detail:

Making An Offer

Negotiating An Offer

Here is another helpful link from Realtor.com

The Basics Of Making An Offer

Forbes.com offers the follow video tips for  the first time home-buyer: View The Video

While having a Buyers Agent will definately assist you in getting through the negotiation and writing of an offer to present to the seller, staying knowledgeable about the process, and knowing what to expect will make buying your first home a much smoother and much more relaxed experience.

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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This is a great series you got going Alecia. I bookmarked. Thanks!
Dec 01, 2007 09:21 PM #1
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Alecia-This is absolutely fantastic what you are offering to your buyers.  They will all certainly come your way for assistance. Thank you for your strong example to us all here in the rain.
Dec 02, 2007 02:59 AM #2
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Alecia:  This is really thorough and easy to follow...and you packed a TON of great information into this post. FANTASTIC!!!
Dec 02, 2007 12:25 PM #3
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Sally -  Thanks so much! I really appreciate the feedback!
Dec 03, 2007 11:40 AM #4
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Julie-  Thanks so much for the encouragement - as you can see, I am blogging for first time home buyers!

Dec 03, 2007 11:41 AM #5
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Elizabeth- Thanks for much for the positive feedback! I really appreciate it.....

Dec 03, 2007 11:42 AM #6
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Sarah Eubanks
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Alecia ~ This is absolutely an exhaustive series on all aspects which a first time buyer needs to know! Great job, girl! :)
Dec 03, 2007 04:31 PM #7
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Sarah- Thanks so much! I am hoping that the first time home buyer that reads it will find it useful! :-)
Dec 03, 2007 08:25 PM #8
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Sarah Eubanks
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Alecia ~  Not only will they find it useful, but you will be their trusted expert as a result.  Truly terrific!  You should think of turning it into a pamphlet or book of some nature!  :)
Dec 03, 2007 09:55 PM #9
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Nice series Alecia
Dec 04, 2007 12:47 AM #10
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This serve as an excellent guide for the first time home buyer who may be apprehensive in making an offer. Keep up the good work.

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Good series for clients who need it most. The first time home buyer is often very apprehensive. Your series does a lot to assuage that apprehension.
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Sarah-  That's a great suggestion! I'm going to look into it!
Dec 05, 2007 12:42 PM #13
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Larry- Thank You!
Dec 05, 2007 12:42 PM #14
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Derrick- I'm hoping that this makes it a little easier for them, and puts their minds at ease!
Dec 05, 2007 12:43 PM #15
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Rosario- I really hope it helps the First Time Homebuyer!
Dec 05, 2007 12:44 PM #16
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This is a great series and I'm betting you will get lots of business from it!

Todd

Dec 05, 2007 12:50 PM #17
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Todd- I hope that in helping the first time home buyer, that they find me!
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Thanks for great information! Education really makes the buyes understand our value!
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