Sellers - 10 Steps to Selling a Home (Step 5)


Receiving an Offer


Once a buyer decides they would like to buy your house, an offer will be presented. Review the written document taking care to note what needs to be done by both parties to execute the transaction. The contract should protect the best interests of all parties involved and should be comprehensive in nature. Once you accept the contract, it may be too late to make any changes. The contract, though not limited to this list, should include the following:
  • A legal description of the property
  • The offering price
  • The down payment
  • Financing arrangements
  • A list of fees and who will pay them
  • Amount of the deposit
  • Inspection rights and possible repair allowances
  • The method of conveying the title and who will handle the closing
  • A list of appliances and furnishings which will stay with the home
  • The settlement date
  • Any relevant contingencies
Remember that the legalities of this phase are very important. If you have any questions or concerns, they need to be addressed right away.

Brad can save you time and money by making sure that the offer is presented to you by a qualified buyer. There is no reason to review an offer if the person(s) making it will not be able to actually buy your home. Brad will also be available to review the written offer to make sure that it is written in a proper way and covers the necessary areas.



When buying or selling a home, you need someone with experience, someone with integrity, and someone who will deliver results. Brad and his team will handle every aspect of the transaction to your complete satisfaction, always putting your needs first!