Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: What Constitutes Making a Good Offer in a Hot Market?

What Constitutes Making a Good Offer in a Hot Market?

A Good Offer Is What It Takes in a Hot Market

TeamworkIn a hot market a good offer is what it takes to get the attention of sellers. If the buyer really wants the house the offer needs to be structured correctly. Even strong offers don't always win.


We agents shouldn't assume that buyers or sellers know when the market has changed and the times of extreme negotiations are over. We are in those times in Clarksville TN.


What is a good offer? A good offer has a strong price. If the buyer is getting financed, the financial picture also looks strong. The offer has very few if any contingencies.  


In hot real estate markets successful buyers are making above list price offers without making them contingent on the appraisal value or home inspection repairs. Agents try to tell buyers to make their offers strong and sometimes the buyers don't listen. The lowball offers usually end up being a waste of time. Sometimes the seller will totally ignore these low offers.


Clarksville TN is a sellers market. In a sellers market it is necessary to have a good offer to succeed. A good offer means the buyer has been pre-qualified. The lender needs to be a reputable lender and it's even better if the lender is well known in the area. It also means the offer price is near or at full price. Leave all the extras out of the offer like asking for closing costs to be paid by the seller. Buyers should not include thrown-in items and conditions like carpet replacement, washer and dryer, home warranty and other such things that the seller wasn't agreeing to include in the first place.


Consult with your real estate agent and listen to the advice of the agent. The agent knows better than anyone what is happening in the market and the neighborhood. 


In Clarksville TN for expert real estate service contact Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent, Debbie Reynolds, 931-320-6730.


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Clarksville, TN 37040

When you need Real Estate services in Clarksville TN

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Debbie Reynolds
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Comment balloon 11 commentsDebbie Reynolds • April 21 2018 01:48AM


Debbie you've hit the nail on the head on how things work in a sellers market. The best advice...

Consult with your real estate agent and listen to the advice of the agent.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 1 year ago

Debbie- this is good information and not just for the first time home buyer. If someone has not been in the home buying market in several years, they will want to make sure that they hire a good local expert such as yourself, then sit back and listen to what you say. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago


                              Congratulations, you've been featured in the Group Bananatude. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

This is good advice for home buyers. I hope the year will read it

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 1 year ago

This is a discussion we have with every buyer now...and Sellers in advance to know what they can expect when their property is listed.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

This is very good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Good advice, Debbie.  Savvy buyers will listen to the advice from their Realtor.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good afternoon Debbie - buyers should have and agent they trust and then rely on that advice.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Debbie Reynolds great advice for success with an offer in an extreme sellers' market.... follow the lead of the buyer's agent....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

I'm glad that Joan Cox re-blogged your post, as I missed it. You offer excellent advice on how to navigate making an offer in an extreme seller's market. Having the right agent will make all the difference.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 1 year ago

Hi Debbie,

This is great information. We're also in a seller's market here in Madison, WI currently so we can definitely relate to this article up here! 

Thanks for sharing,

Posted by Shawn Kriewaldt, Madison Neighborhoods (Keller Williams) over 1 year ago