If you’re looking at homes for sale in Grand Junction, CO, you’ve probably seen a handful that you’d love to make an offer on… but should you?
Naturally, it’s best to talk to your Realtor® about your options before you jump into making an offer on any home. He’ll help you stay focused on what you really need from your next home (that’s his job!) and make sure he’s looking out for your best interests every step of the way (also his job!).
Before you dive into making an offer like it’s a saltwater pool, though, here’s what you need to consider.
3 Things to Consider Before You Make an Offer on a Grand Junction Home
Your Realtor will have mountains of market research under his belt, which means he’s already done most of the homework so you can make the best possible offer on a home you’re interested in buying.
Pre-Offer Tip #1: Find Out How Much the Seller Paid
If you don’t already know how much the seller paid (a little detective work can usually show you the figure online), it may be a good idea to find out. Knowing how much the previous owner forked over for the home can make an impact on how much you offer to pay for it.
Pre-Offer Tip #2: Find Out Why the Seller is Selling
Are the current owners in a hurry to move due to business relocation? Is the backyard a sinkhole? Are they about to go under on their mortgage?
Knowing why the seller has put the home on the market can affect how much you’ll offer for it, too.
Pre-Offer Tip #3: Make Sure You Understand the Past 6 Months of Trends
Your Realtor will be able to tell you how many homes in the area sold at list price or below it. If many of the homes in the area sold for 2 percent lower than their listing prices, the seller might be willing to accept that much (and his or her agent may actually encourage it).
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