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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 9/22/2019

Making an offer on a home youíre hoping to buy is a stressful endeavor. You want your offer to stand apart from others, and if you donít feel comfortable increasing the offer, a personalized letter is a good way to explain your situation and possibly sway the seller in your favor.

Sounds good, right? But when most of us sit down to write an effective offer letter we often come up stumped. What makes your situation different than any other hopeful buyer? How do you find the right tone in your letter? How do you sign off at the end? 

There are a number of things to consider when writing an offer letter. So, in this article, weíre going to help you craft an offer letter that will give you the best chance of getting accepted by a home seller.

 Begin with them

Before you start talking about yourself and why you love the house, start by addressing the seller by name. Thank them for letting you view their home, and compliment them on the work theyíve done to take care of it.

Why you love their home

A good place to start in your offer letter is to describe exactly what sets their home apart from the others you looked at. Are there defining characteristics of the home that make it perfectly suited to your family? Does it have a large yard that your dog will love to run in or the workshop youíve always wanted to practice your woodworking?
Make your letter personal. This is your chance to show that you arenít just concerned with the price of the home.

Share information wisely

Some buyers get excited about all of the changes they would make if their offer was accepted on a home. And while itís okay to plan and be excited for the future, you might not want to share that information with the seller.

Remember that they have many memories and hours of work put into their home, and they might not appreciate you talking about how youíre going to start tearing down walls.

Be concise

Once you get into the flow of writing your letter, itís easy to get carried away. However, sellers will be more receptive to reading and understanding your letter if it is short and to the point. Try not to go over a page, single-spaced.

Once youíve written your letter, review it to see if thereís anything that can be simplified or removed altogether.

Peer review

Before sending your letter, have a family member, friend, or real estate agent look it over. Not only will they be able to catch small grammatical errors, but theyíll also let you know if something youíve written is confusing or would be considered over-sharing.

Presentation

You might be tempted to hit the send button as soon as youíre done with your letter. However, receiving an email can be impersonal--we all get hundreds of emails that we never even open. Rather, print your letter on nice paper, sign it by hand, and consider attaching a family photo if you have one thatís suitable.




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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 9/20/2019

Nestled atop a hillside near Georgetown center, this custom built Colonial boasts a private-neighborhood setting, an expansive living style & an incredible in-ground pool, set amidst an enchanting landscape w/ views of a magnificent skyline beyond. Situated mere minutes from I-95, this 4+ BR home offers a classic layout yet impresses w/ an array of entertaining/guest-suite options. The 1st flr. presents a spectacular kitchen providing sightlines to the formal dining room, family room & the absolutely stunning sunroom, accessing the spacious deck out back. The 1st flr. continues w/ a formal living room (great for a play area or study) as well as a Bonus Room which could be used as a 1st floor BR or office (nearby 1/2 bath/laundry area w/ closets could provide option to create a shower). The 2nd floor wows w/ a spacious Master EnSuite, 3 good-sized BRs & a gorgeous main full bath! A finished lower level impresses w/ a great room w/ kitchenette, a game room, storage & workshop access!

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 9/20/2019

Adorable & Affordable! This whimsical Ranch-Style home has SO MUCH TO OFFER! Nestled back off Ocean Rd., this charming little property boasts a ton of super smart updates/features such as: a NEW ELECTRICAL PANEL, NEWER SEPTIC SYSTEM, NEWER BOILER, NEW INSULATION in the attic & shiny NEW FENCING outback. There's an OVERSIZED 1-Car GARAGE and a FULLY FENCED-IN BACK YARD offering a rambling landscape, garden areas, a fire-pit feature...even a goldfish pond! Once inside, this cutie patootie offers a more eclectic living style...there's a huge sunroom-style porch (w/ access to the back yard), an open concept dining area and a spacious family room, complete w/ a cozy gas fireplace. While the compact kitchen may welcome your re-design ideas, there is a GORGEOUS FORMAL LIVING ROOM boasting hardwood floors & a ton of natural light. The main level continues with two bedrooms, a trendy 3/4 bath as well as pull down attic access in the hall. But wait...there's more! Need a full sized basement w/

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 9/15/2019

When it comes to remodeling, some pet owners think outside the box to provide a comfortable environment for their pets. From designing indoor retreats to constructing cat highways, pet owners donít mind spending thousands of dollars on remodeling just for the comfort of their pets. 

In recent times, homeowners in America and beyond are now keeping their pets in mind when renovating the home. Whether you are remodeling the entire house or just the living room, here are some major pet-friendly trends to include in your plan. 

Feeding Station 

Most pet owners see their furry friends as part of the family and would want them to eat along with everyone else in the kitchen. But the kitchen is often hectic, and it is easy to knock or step over pet dishes. Also, if your pets eat carelessly, water and moist food will be littered all over your kitchen floor, a constructed feeding station is a perfect home remodeling idea to help you to keep your kitchen clean as well as ensure that your pet eats along with everyone.

Dog Washing Station 

This is one of the quickest growing trends among pet owners. Fed up of hoisting their pets into laundry tubs or bathtubs, pet owners enjoy the comfort of areas designated for dog washing. Most dog washing stations resemble a shower stall, but it is half the height. Washing stations feature cold and hot water supply, a ledge for comb and shampoo and a spray nozzle. Including a dog washing station in your remodeling plan is not expensive and it will add more value to your home when you sell it to someone who owns a dog. 

Built-in Beds 

Gone are the days when cats sleep on cardboard and dogs sleep on crates. In todayís world, homeowners have added pet beds in cabinets, shelves, and numerous built-in features. Giving your pet its own bed to sleep will make it comfortable as well as create space in your home. 

Cat Highways 

If you want to bring your kitties outdoor experience into the home, a cat high way is the ideal pet-friendly remodeling trend you need to consider. By nature, cats love to jump and climb so by including perches and walkways in one or more rooms, your kitty will always stay active and you won't lose floor space. 

Indoor Pet Retreats 

This is a room designed for pets to have nothing but fun. It features a drinking fountain, automatic feeders, doggy shower and a lot of space to run and play.

Talk to your general contractor to help you incorporate these ideas into your remodeling plans and make you and your pet happy.




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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 9/8/2019

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming time. Youíll be trying to match what you already have with new pieces, meticulously decorating the blank canvas that is your new space. Every task that you complete, you do to make your home your own. 


One part of decorating your home that youíll definitely want to take your time with is that of choosing artwork for the walls. You donít just want to take any piece of art to fill up the blank spaces. Choosing artwork should take some thought and time. Below, youíll find tips on picking the right artwork for all the rooms of your home. 


Use What Inspires You


The artwork in your home should remind you of what you love and jog your creativity and motivation. A picture or piece of art can bring you peace and joy just by viewing it. Thatís why you wouldnít want to put just anything on your walls. Youíll be looking at whatever kinds of pictures and statues that you put up each day, so make sure that itís not something that bores you!


Art Is More Than A Museum


When the word ďartĒ is mentioned, itís more than being about paintings or classic versus contemporary. Art can be a photograph that you have taken or a small figurine that you bought while on vacation. These are the things that bring you joy after all! The bottom line is that artwork in your home doesnít need to be fancy, it just has to represent you.


Take The Time To Shop


You may be tired of shopping after looking for the perfect sofa or bedroom set for your new home, but the shopping should continue. Itís best to take your time and not make impulse buys when it comes to buying artwork. Consider where a picture will go before you purchase it to place in your home.    


Know The Focal Points In Your Home


Itís much easier to choose artwork if you know where the focal points are in each room of the house. A room with a fireplace, for example, should have the fireplace as the center of attention. Any art that is placed in the room is complementary to that main piece.     


Go With Your Theme


If you have a theme going throughout your home, youíll want to find art to match. A western sunset might not match too well with your mid-century modern styled dining room.


The key to finding artwork and decor for your home is to know what you like. Knowing the scheme and makeup in each room is a great start to decorating right.   

  




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