Timing is of the essence and once you find a property you want to make an offer on, you must be ready to do so. Often times there is an offer review date where the seller will look at all offers on a specific date. This puts you in a situation where you will need to have the strongest offer for the seller to choose. Having a savvy agent to write up a strategic offer will help you get the home you want.
Sometimes you may want to preinspect the property before making your offer. Other times, you may want to wait and perform the inspection after your offer has been accepted. Talking with a knowledgable agent about this will take the guesswork out of this process.
Once you've gone through the checklist of items and reviewed your offer, it's time to present it to the listing agent. Your agent will present your offer in a timely manner and in accordance with offer instructions set by the listing agent. After it has been submitted, your agent will be in close contact with you to keep you updated on the seller's decision.