When a Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. Broker Gets an Offer on Your Home


Getting you the best price is critical, but there are other components of an offer that are important to consider before accepting an offer, including:

  • Is the offer subject to financing?¬† If so, what is the length of time and is the buyer prequalified?¬† What percentage are they going to put down?¬† What is the source of the down payment?¬† Are they asking you to pay any of their closing costs?¬† What kind of loan is it?¬† Is it a local lender, an out of the area lender, or an online lender?¬† It makes a difference!
  • Is the offer subject to the buyers obtaining insurance on the home?¬† If so, in what time frame?
  • Is the offer subject to inspection?¬† If so what do they intend to have inspected and in what time frame?¬† Do they want the septic inspection prior to or after the inspection contingency?
  • What is the closing date?¬† Does that work for you?
  • How much is the earnest money?¬† What is the remedy if the buyer defaults? When can it be disbursed?
  • Is the possession date the same as the closing date?¬† Do you know why it is not always in your best interested to have a possession date later than a closing date?
  • Are they asking for any personal property to be included?¬† Appliances?
  • Every offer and every transaction is as unique as each seller, so we will review every detail to make sure it is the BEST offer.¬† Then we will monitor every detail to make sure the transaction goes smoothly for you!


For all of your real estate needs in and around Anacortes, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or (360) 941-3734.