Posted on December 19, 2018 - 07:13 AM
by Kathy Hammer
When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.
Some terms that may work in your favor:
higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home
the buyer will pay for most or all of the closing costs
the buyer will take care of any repairs
quick close - the buyer is pre-approved and ready to close in a timeframe that best suits you
When reading through offers, remember to look at the whole package. Take the time that you need to assess what is being offered and if it meets your needs.
Kathy is the perfect example of who you dream of finding to sell your aging parents' home. She is extremely knowledgeable of current real estate trends.
She showed such understanding to my mother when she was facing having to sell my parents' home of 50 years by herself.
She was quick to respond to any requests we made, even when she was out of the state!!!
When my father passed away the same week my parents were moving out of their home, Kathy was quick to off her condolences and reschedule our appointment with her to a suitable day after the funeral.
When it went on the market, she kept both me and my mother completely informed of any changes. The best part was that she told us the home would sell in a reasonable amount of time; and our 100+ year old home sold within a month of listing, far sooner than our family could have ever dreamed.
At the closing, we had the most enjoyable time with Kathy, the title company and the new owner. But the best part was the amazement my mother had at holding a check for exactly what Kathy had told my mother to potentially expect from the sale of the home at our first meeting with her.
Kathy helped make the sale of our home after the loss of my father so stress-free for our family, that we would highly recommend her to anyone needing to sell their real estate, as she is honest, reliable, and sensitive to any needs or concerns a potential seller may have. Thanks for everything, Kathy!!!Less Colleen