Once you have found your ideal property, the next step is to make an offer. Firstly, this is done on the telephone then once accepted usually, you’ll have to confirm this by email.
The Estate Agent is then obliged (by law) to pass your information and put your offer forward to the current owner for their consideration.
When you are ready to make an offer on a property that you are wishing to buy it is important that you put your circumstances across clearly to the current owner or Estate Agent.
Sadly, you will never beat a cash buyer but if you have a Mortgage Agreement in Principle in place you will definitely be in a better position than other potential buyers who haven’t taken that step with their own Mortgage Broker in Birmingham, as a lot of first time buyers in Birmingham forget to plan ahead in advance and obtain their Mortgage Agreement in Principle. If you have this, you have a higher shot with the property than them.
Buying a property is a negotiation process. If your initial offer is rejected then you will be asked whether you want to increase. So don’t be afraid to offer less in the first instance than you really are happy to pay as it may end up in your favor and save you more money than you initially expected.
If your increased offer is also rejected sometimes it just boils down to whether you are willing to pay the asking price, (especially if the property in question has just been placed on the market) or whether you are prepared to walk away and find somewhere else as sometimes this is the case.
Please feel free to give us a call if you require any help with this or have any further questions, as always, we’ll be happy to help.