Alaskan Homebuyers: Tips for Getting an Offer Accepted

Alaskan homebuyers have a lot on their to-do lists this summer— from starting the house hunt to finding a home that meets their needs to putting in an offer and finally, getting that offer accepted. Especially if you need to sell your current home in Alaska, the entire process can be overwhelming. In fact, the last thing you want to happen is to put in an offer on your dream home only to have the seller accept another offer.

So how do you make sure your offer stands out as the best? These four tips are crucial to making an impression on a home seller in Eagle River, Fairbanks, Anchorage or Palmer:

Be Personable
According to Realtor Magazine, a homebuyer in the Alaskan real estate market should be likable and present themselves as such to sellers. Money is a major part of making the sale happen, but your negative comments about the property can speak louder. It's important to avoid talking about renovations and repairs in front of the home seller as they may have a deep connection to the home. You wouldn't want to hear someone talk negatively about your home, how much work it needs and then have them try to buy it. Remember that both buying and selling a home can be a very emotional process and your nice qualities will help you to stand out.

Be Flexible
Work with the seller, show them that you are flexible and willing to meet them in order to make the sale happen. As your local real estate expert, we have been there before and we will walk you through the entire process. We're here to work with your best interests in mind to ensure you land your dream home in the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River or Palmer areas and this is just one way we can impress sellers. To show an Alaskan home seller that you're flexible, avoid making unreasonable demands and putting in low offers that could insult them. Making the process simple for them will help, so re-think those quick closing dates and difficult offers. 

Think Logically
We know that the process of buying a home in Alaska is exciting, but it's also important to remain calm and think logically. Avoid side-stepping the home inspection or appraisal contingency just to get your offer approved— this will cause a larger homeowner headache for you down the road. Your real estate team at Madden Real Estate is happy to discuss other ways we can get your offer accepted rather than waiving these crucial parts of the home sale. Just think, if you waived the home inspection and found the roof needed repairs after the sale, you might find that you overpaid for what you believed was a perfect property.

As your local Alaskan real estate experts, Madden Real Estate knows how to structure a home sale. Whether you need to sell your current home or are jumping right into purchasing your next, we have a strategy in place that will get the job done and with great results! Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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