Home Buying Guide - Make Confident Offer

Step 5: Make a confident offer.

In order to make a confident offer, we recommend you consider the following.
• Comps – Ask your realtor to run a home comparison report and review the prices of similar homes in the neighborhoods.
• How long has the house been on the market? Has the listing price decreased?
• How is the condition of the house?
• What can you afford based on your preapproval?

Once you feel confident in your offer amount, your realtor will help you prepare an offer letter.

​TIP: Include your pre-approval letter in the offer so the seller knows you are serious about the home purchase.