When you finally find that perfect home in a golfing community that you would love to move your family in you want to make sure you do all you can to get it. As soon as you know you have found that right house, you want to have your realtor put your offer in as soon as possible. If everything works out perfectly, then the realtor will send your offer to their realtor and the sellers will decide to accept it quickly and without a hitch. However, you may find that things don't go this smoothly and if this is the case, you may need to do something to persuade the seller to go with you, especially if they have been offered offers from others also interested in the house. Here are some of the things you can do if you are determined to get that house:
Try to offer as close to their asking price as you are financially able to
If you really want the house, then the best way to increase your chances of the sellers accepting your offer is to offer what they are asking, or at least as close to it as possible. You need to understand if someone else also wants the house then they may even offer more than the asking price. At which point, you can either put in another offer that's more than theirs or you can decide to back out and look for another house. You do want to be aware that there are times when a house can get in what's known as a bidding war where different parties that really want it can continue offering more and more. At some point, you want to be realistic and put a cap on the amount you are willing to go up to.
Offer added perks in the offer you have the realtor present them with
You can offer to pay for other things that would make accepting your offer even more profitable for the seller. For example, you can offer to cover the closing costs (these are generally on the buyer anyway, but some buyers request the seller to cover them), you can offer to cover their realtor fees and any other expenses.
You can write a nice letter to them
Sometimes writing a letter to the seller that goes to them with your offer can really make a difference. A heartfelt letter letting them know just how much you love their home and how much moving into it would mean to you and your family can be the final straw that helps them decide they will go ahead and accept your offer.