How much should I offer on a home?

    A Great question that we get asked on a daily basis. How much should I offer?

    That depends.

    How much should I offer on a homeWhat is the home worth?

    What types of financing are you using?

    What can you “afford” versus what you are “qualified” for?

    What kind of repairs does the home need?

    Are there any functional issues with the home?

    Plus a bunch more. Answers to questions like these will help your Real Estate professional give you the best and most accurate answer to the question of, “How much should I offer?”

    My suggestion is this. Make sure you are seeing the actual comparables with your own eyes. Look on the stats and information your real estate agent is using to make their estimation of value regarding the home – condo or townhome you want to make an offer on.

    Most real estate agents are successful because they don’t play games in real estate.  They don’t toy with their clients hard earned money. They shoot straight from the hip and never let the sun set on a misunderstanding.

    However, if you happen to be hitched to the other “type” of real estate agent, you will find out sooner or later.

    It’s okay to be sceptical. It’s okay to ask questions. It’s okay if you want to know where the agent had gotten the comparables from.  When you are spending a large enough sum of money that it takes 30 years to pay off, you need not be shy.

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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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