Negotiating the Deal

Buying a home in the Tampa Bay area, Home Buying Negotiating Steps

Once you have found the Tampa Bay area home you wish to purchase, you will need to determine what offer you are willing to make for the home.  It is important to remember that the more competition there is for the home, the higher the offer should be, sometimes even exceeding the asking price.  Remember, be realistic.  Make offers you want the other party to sign!

Written Offer

To communicate your interest in buying a home in the Tampa Bay area, we will present the listing agent with a written offer.  When the seller accepts an offer it becomes a legal contract.  When you write an offer you should be prepared to pay an earnest money deposit.  This is to guarantee that your intention is to purchase the property.

After we present your offer to the listing agent it will either be accepted, rejected, or the seller will make a counter-offer.  This is when we will negotiate terms of the contract if necessary.

Purchase Agreement or Contract

The step-by-step contract procedure for most single-family home purchases is standard.  When buying a home in the Tampa Bay area, the purchase agreement used is a standard document approved by our local real estate board. The purchase agreement or contract constitutes your offer to buy, and once accepted by the seller, becomes a valid, legal contract.  For this reason, it is important to understand what is written on the contract offer.

Sally Null – Greater Tampa Bay REALTOR®

I’m a proud member of the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®, Florida REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®, as well as the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service. These relationships guarantee my Greater Tampa Bay buyer’s immediate access to hundreds of the newest Greater Tampa Bay listings on the market each day while also providing my Greater Tampa Bay seller’s exposure to a huge network of buyers from across the state, country, and globe.

As my customer’s attest, I am a committed and passionate Greater Tampa Bay REALTOR® who prides myself on putting my customer’s priorities above all else. My determination and attention to detail allows my customers to receive first class service with utmost integrity.

Please call or send me an email today so we can discuss how I can best serve your Tampa Bay Florida real estate needs!

Sally Null
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
2119 W. Brandon Blvd., #A
Brandon, FL 33511
813.786.5946 – cell
813.684.8400 – fax

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