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Selling Your York County SC Home-Negotiating the Offer


Negotiating a Real Estate Offer to Purchase

The SC Offer to Purchase

The York County SC real estate market has changed significantly over the last few years.  Homes in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Tega Cay.  Prices have recovered on many homes, and there are few homes on the market.  However, home buyers are very selective and they expect a right price and good condition.  Having a realtor that knows the real estate market and tracks sales is instrumental in weighing offers.

If a buyer decides to make an offer on your York County home, we or their agent will prepare a South Carolina Offer to Purchase specifying the details of the Agreement to Buy and Sell Real Estate.  After our review, we will contact you to present the offer.  Among other things, we will discuss:

Price Isn't Everything: Price is not always the deciding factor and the first offer may not be final: Our role is to help you sift through all the terms and conditions of the offer(s) you receive to help create a transaction that best suits your needs. We will cover recent Rock Hill, Fort Mill homes sales to help you weigh the offer.  When appropriate, we will help you draft a counter offer in response.  If presented with multiple offers, the highest price offer may not be the best offer to accept.  After all things are considered, we discuss the strengths of each offer.

Dealing Objectively and Fairly:  Selling your home requires remaining objective and negotiating in good faith. We help you negotiate contractual terms that are beneficial to you and fair to the other party. As real estate professionals, we know how to handle situations including multiple offers, contingencies, personal property and various other contract terms.

The Deposit: Once there is a ratified offer, the buyer deposits an agreed upon good faith deposit into an escrow account, typically with one of the brokerage firms.  The earnest money reflects their earnest intention to purchase your property and is credited to the buyer at closing.

Keep it in Writing (counter offers and addendums): Homes in the Piedmont converts all verbal agreements to a commitment in writing signed by both parties.  This clarifies everyone's intentions and prevents things from being ambiguous, forgotten or contradicted later. During contract negotiations, we draft addendums to your contract that will help further your objectives.

Staying on Track:  Real estate contracts provide a series of deadlines for both buyers and sellers. Keeping events on schedule ensures a timely and successful close of the transaction.  Upon acceptance of an offer, we will discuss the next steps and keep you informed of all activities related to your transaction.

Now that you and the buyer have agreed on price and other terms, you now have a contract in place on your home.  Let's look at those last, but critical, steps like inspections, appraisals and closing.


Elaine Whitton Davis
Elaine Whitton Davis
Your York County SC Real Estate Experts