A & E Realty Company, Inc | West Boylston Real Estate, Worcester Real Estate, Holden Real Estate


For homebuyers, finding a dream home may require many days, weeks or months. However, when the big day finally arrives, you'll want to submit the right offer to ensure you can secure your ideal residence quickly.

Unfortunately, making the right offer on a home can be tricky. If you submit a proposal that is far below a home seller's expectations, you risk missing out on your dream home entirely. Or, if you submit an offer that is above your comfort level, you may wind up paying more for a house that it is actually worth.

So what does it take to make the right offer on a home? Here are three tips that every homebuyer needs to know to ensure he or she can submit the perfect offer on a residence.

1. Use Housing Market Data to Your Advantage

The internet is a powerful tool, particularly for homebuyers. And if you search for housing market data, you should have no trouble finding the information that you need to submit an offer that matches your budget and satisfies a home seller's expectations.

For example, a homebuyer who finds a two-bedroom home that he or she would like to buy should consider the prices of comparable houses in the area. Also, be sure to look at what other homes in the same neighborhood may be worth and tailor your offer accordingly.

A wealth of real estate market data is readily available across the web, and homebuyers who use this information to their advantage can submit a reasonable offer on a house at any time.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Although you may submit the best offer for a home, there is no guarantee that a home seller will accept your proposal if you lack the necessary financing. On the other hand, a homebuyer who receives pre-approval for a mortgage may be able to stand out to home sellers, and for good reason.

With pre-approval for a mortgage, you may be able to move through the homebuying process faster than other potential homebuyers. Thus, a home seller may choose your offer over others, as he or she will be able to minimize the risk that a deal could fall through due to a homebuyer's lack of financing.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of both seller's and buyer's markets. Therefore, this real estate professional will offer tips and insights to ensure you can submit a fair offer on a residence.

Remember, your real estate agent is happy to help you in any way possible. And with this professional at your side, you can gain insights into the home seller's perspective. Plus, your real estate agent will be able to negotiate on your behalf to help reduce the risk of overspending for a house.

Find a real estate agent who boasts years of industry experience, and you can reap the benefits of unparalleled support throughout the homebuying journey.



142 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Commercial

$374,900
Price

1
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
5,916.00
Lot Size
Mixed Use property consisting of 2 units; A large Storefront/Commercial space for business on the first floor with separate office and bath. 2nd floor consists of an updated 2-3 bedroom residential apartment. The first floor business space is wide open and ideal for dance studio, lawyers office, beauty parlor, medical, real estate or insurance office to name just a few of the possibilities. Plenty of storage in the unfinished basement. Long time owner has taken good care of the property. Great location with good highway access, close to public transportation, UMass & St. Vincent's hospitals, Route 9, downtown and conveniences nearby.
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236-Lot 2 Podunk Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$638,800
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Pre -construction prices are good until July 15, 2018. The #1 rule when buying real estate: LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This property offers the best LOCATION in Massachusetts for access to major New England cities via Mass Pike I-90, and Rt-84 only five miles to on ramp. Boston 53 miles via I-90, Worcester 18 miles via I-90, Hartford 42 miles via Rt-84, Providence 49 miles via I-90 / Rt-146, and Springfield via I-90. New construction custom quality colonial in a beautiful country setting, eight lot subdivision. First floor has a great open concept floor plan with hardwoods through out. Kitchen appointed with custom cabinetry, granite countertops. Second level has large bedrooms with hardwood flooring, and two gorgeous full baths. The master bedroom features a spa like bathroom with an 8'x7' tile steam shower with two rain heads, a hand held faucet, and a large jetted tub. Latest ratings according to Homes.com Burgess Elementary B+, Tantasqua Jr. High B+, Tantasqua High School A+.
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When you’re ready to buy a house, it would be easy to just pick a house and sign the papers, right? Too bad it doesn’t work anything like that! Besides getting your finances in order, there are plenty of things that you should do ahead of time to get yourself ready to buy a home. Choosing a relator should be high on that list of priorities.  


Do Your Research


There’s plenty of ways for you to search for a home before you even start in order to decide what you might like before you even set out with a realtor. Once you start working with a realtor, they’ll be able to set up alerts for you to get via e-mail where you’ll be able to see new properties that have just been listed and price changes to previously listed properties. 


Let Your Realtor Do Their Job 


Realtors are experts in homes. It is in their job description! Your realtor will do the research on prices and property details. An important aspect of the housing search is finding the price of similar homes in the area. This is key to making your offer. Your real estate agent has all of the information that you need.


Hang Out With Your Realtor During The House Hunt


When we say that you’ll have a close relationship with your realtor during the home search process, we mean it. Coordinate with your realtor to go to open houses. Your agent will either accompany you to the open house or make appointments for private showings of properties. Even if you have to bring your child and a carseat, your agent will be more than happy to accommodate you! 


Mention Properties You See When You’re Out And About


The realtor has your criteria of what you’re looking for in a home. However, if you’re out and see a home for sale that intrigues you, write down the address and contact your agent about it. They can either arrange a private showing of the property or advise you otherwise. Many times, a property may be out of your price range or have strange circumstances. However, occasionally, agents and computer software miss things! It’s always good to be on the lookout and seek more information.      


Don’t Hesitate To Really Look Around A Property


Although you may feel that you’re being a bit invasive by opening drawers, closets and doors in a home, it’s very important to! You need to see how you can make the best use of the storage space within the home for yourself. You’ll also want to make sure there’s no significant damage or hidden features that you’re missing out on.


Most importantly, remember that your realtor will be your ally throughout the house hunting process.  You want to make the best use of the great resource that your realtor is!  




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