The home buying process can be thrilling and exhausting at the same time. Investing in real estate is something worth waiting, saving and hunting for – not to mention something worth spending time perfecting - but what happens if you find the home of your dreams only to find out that it’s already been snatched up by another buyer? You may feel discouraged, wondering if you’ll ever find another home like that one again. Sound familiar? Well, before you nod your heads in agreeance, don’t! Not all hope is lost, folks! Introducing something called the backup offer: the long shot that could pan out.
Sure, we may ask ourselves if the motion to submit an offer on a home that’s already in someone else’s possession really worth it? And the answer is yes. Let’s break it down, shall we? As a home buyer, you simply make an offer on the impending home, just as you would if you were the first ones to do so – negotiate with the sellers, file the paperwork, and so on. Step two is the waiting game, which might be a little stress-provoking, we’ll agree. But, if the first deal falls through for any reason, you’re next in line to get the home you’ve been waiting for. Needless to say, the backup offer is quite reasonably an encouraging option.
So what are the benefits of going through with this type of offer? A few things to keep in mind:
Buying a new home is exciting! And although the process itself may seem hectic at times, our advice to you is to enjoy every minute of its (unpredictable) course. Make sure to do your due diligence, ask questions and choose a realtor you trust, there is always an opportunity learn something that you may not have otherwise known about! Questions? Call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we love to chat about real estate!