Make an Offer

Now is when things get exciting. You’ve found the right house in Central Florida, and it is time to make an offer. Although this can be an anxious time, your AQUINO HOMES  Real Estate Agent will guide you through the process. Every situation is unique, but generally, negotiations follow a similar procedure.making a offer

Typically, one of the first things your AQUINO HOMES  Real Estate Agent will do is request a Seller’s Property Disclosure statement from the listing agent. Disclosures are designed to provide you and your agent with any iinformation the seller has about the house, including problems, recent improvements, or anything else that a prospective buyer should know about the property. You will have the opportunity to inspect the property once you are in escrow, but disclosures are an important tool in helping you and your agent create an initial offer.

While the seller’s agent will furnish the Disclosure Statement, your AQUINO HOMES  Agent will develop a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), which establishes a “fair market value” based on market conditions, comparable sales, and our experience. Using these two tools (the Disclosure Statement and the CMA) you, with the help of your agent, will decide on a price and make an offer. Along with the offer, you will be expected to present “earnest money” in the form of a check. In Central Florida, earnest money is usually about 2% of the purchase price and will go toward your down payment once the purchase contract is ratified. Now is also the time to present your pre-approval letter.

Your AQUINO HOMES  Realtor will work on your behalf to present your offer in the most favorable light to both the Seller’s Agent and Seller.  Once  the offer is presented, the sellers will review the offer and work with their agent to formulate a formal response which will either be Offer Acceptance, Offer Rejection, or a Counter Offer.     At this point, you can expect to move-on to the next phase of the home buying process.

Welcome to Aquino Homes Real Estate

Our Firm’s philosophy is simple – we understand and care about people who ask for our real estate service since 1991.  We make a commitment to your entire family.  Any real estate office can sell houses.  We find homes for families – homes and neighborhoods that meet our clients’ dreams and desires.  We sell homes for families at the highest fair market value possible.  That’s the reason our clients return again and again. It is the basis upon which trusted referrals are sent.  It is the extra care and personal touch that represents our attitude and style.  We are dedicated to serving you better than anyone else.