To get the best response from a seller, you want to put your best foot forward.
This starts with a preapproval. Before you make an offer on a home (and before you even begin to look at homes), you should meet with a lender and get preapproved for a loan. Having this preapproval in hand to submit with an offer lets the sellers know you are a serious buyer who can afford their home. I have lenders that I work with regularly if you ever need a referral.
And, of course, price is important. In a hot market, you may be competing with multiple offers and need to come in at full price. In other situations, you may have more negotiating power. Your real estate agent will help determine a reasonable offer. We provide valuable insight to help you make the best offer.
Flexibility and a willingness to close whenever is most convenient to them are also nice perks that could put the cherry on top for the seller.