How to Get Your Offer Accepted When Buying a San Diego Home for Sale

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You’re in the market to buy a San Diego Home for Sale but you’ve heard from friends, family members and co-workers that it may be tough for you to get your offer accepted because San Diego is one of the most competitive places to buy a house in the United States right now.

Although it might not have been easy for some buyers to get their offers accepted when buying a San Diego home in the past the reality is that you can give yourself the advantage and have your offer accepted by following these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Get To Know the Seller

One of the very best things you can do when buying a San Diego Home for Sale is to take the time to get to know the seller and learn more about their personal situation.

For example: Let’s say that you found out through your Realtor® that the seller hasn’t bought another home yet, you can make your offer stand out by offering to rent back the home to the seller until they are able to buy another home.

Tip #2 – Show the Seller That You Are a Serious Buyer

From the moment that you have an appointment to view their San Diego home for sale make sure that you go out of your way to show the seller that you are serious about purchasing their home by doing the following:

  • Be respectful of their time and reschedule the appointment if you can’t make it.
  • Keep negative comments to yourself about their home especially if the owner has a decorating style that you don’t like.
  • Don’t ask the seller to pay closing costs, make repairs or include their furniture with the sale because this could cause them to turn down your offer.
  • Write a letter to the seller when you finally do submit an offer on their San Diego home so they can learn more about you and why you love their home.

Tip #3 – Waive Your Inspection

Another great way to have your offer accepted when buying San Diego Real Estate is to waive your inspection because this will speed up the sale and make it easier for the seller to move on to another home especially if they are relocating to another state or went through a divorce and are eager to sell.

Tip #4 – Get Pre-Approved For a Mortgage Loan

If you’re buying a home for sale in San Diego with a mortgage loan make sure that you get pre-approved because this will help you to know the exact amount of money that you qualify for and it will also give the homeowner confidence that your financing has been secured.

Tip #5 – Put Down More Money Up Front

Last of all, but most important, another great thing that you can do to make your offer stand out on a San Diego home for sale is by offering to make a larger earnest money deposit, or you should consider making a deposit on the home that’s more than the typical amount of 20 percent.

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To learn more about renting vs. buying San Diego Real Estate contact Farrah Thomas with Farrah Thomas Real Estate by calling me at (800) 659-8469 x85.


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