TOPICS
Seller's Guide
Your Home's Value
Glossary of Terms
Renovating for Resale
Elements of an Offer
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THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF AN OFFER
1. Price
Depends on the market and the buyers, but generally, the price offered is different from the asking price.

2. Deposit
The deposit shows the buyer's good faith and will be applied against the purchase price of the home when the sale closes. Your Royal LePage Real Estate Professional can advise you on the suitability of the amount of the deposit being offered.

3. Terms
Includes the total price the buyer is offering as well as the financing details. The buyer may be arranging his/her own financing or may ask to assume your existing mortgage if you have an attractive rate.

4. Conditions
These might include "subject to home inspection", "subject to the buyer obtaining financing", or "subject to the sale of the purchaser's property."

5. Inclusions & Exclusions
These might include appliances and certain fixtures or decorative items, such as window coverings or mirrors.

6. Closing or Possession Date
Generally, the day the title of the property is transferred to the buyer and funds are received by the seller, unless otherwise specified (except in Manitoba and Quebec).

Note: IN B.C. the Possession Date is usually 1 to 3 days after the closing.