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Posted by Ari Koufos on 8/14/2018

As a first-time homebuyer, it is easy to feel plenty of optimism as you search for your dream residence. And if you find your ideal house, it may seem likely that a home seller will accept your offer on the residence right away.

However, it is important to remember that a home seller might reject a first-time homebuyer's proposal, regardless of whether this homebuyer submits a competitive offer. In this scenario, a homebuyer needs to know how to move forward and continue to pursue his or her perfect residence.

What should a first-time homebuyer do if a home seller rejects an offer on a home? Here are three tips that every first-time homebuyer needs to know.

1. Learn from the Experience

If a home seller rejects an offer on a house, there is no need to worry. In fact, a first-time homebuyer may be able to resubmit an offer and find out why a home seller rejected his or her initial offer.

For example, a first-time homebuyer may lack financing at the time that he or she submits an offer on a house. But if a homebuyer gets approved for a mortgage and returns with a new offer, he or she may be more likely than before to gain a home seller's approval.

On the other hand, a homebuyer should be ready to move forward with a home search if necessary. Thus, if a home offer is rejected, try not to get too emotional. Instead, a homebuyer should be prepared to reenter the housing market and start his or her search for the perfect home from stage one.

2. Don't Dwell on the Past

For a first-time homebuyer, it can be frustrating and annoying to conduct a home search, find the ideal home and receive a rejection after a proposal to buy the house is submitted. But there is no reason to dwell on the past for too long, as doing so may force a homebuyer to miss out on opportunities to pursue other residences.

Remember, the housing market often features dozens of outstanding houses to match all homebuyers' price ranges. This means if you receive a rejection on one home proposal, you can always restart a home search. And ultimately, a diligent homebuyer should have no trouble discovering a terrific residence, even if his or her initial offer on a residence is rejected.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who understands what it takes to submit a competitive offer on a house. Therefore, he or she will help you prepare a fair offer on a home before you submit it.

If a home offer is rejected, a real estate agent can help you alleviate stress. This housing market professional may be able to explain why the offer was rejected and help you plan your next steps in the homebuying journey.

Don't worry if your first offer on a house is rejected conversely, use these tips, and you can move one step closer to acquiring a stellar residence that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Ari Koufos on 8/9/2018


21 Hudson Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$2,800
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
BRAND NEW modern renovation with open floor plan. Everything is brand new! Gorgeous dark hardwood floors look amazing with light gray walls and all white kitchen. Modern light fixtures. Gorgeous and large bathroom. Very high ceilings. Two good size bedrooms. Walk into a mudroom area and storage closets on the first level and everything else is located on the second level. Central air! Brand NEW gas heating system and windows. Off street parking for three cars. Patio just for unit. Storage room just for unit. Please no pets and no smoking. Brand new fireplace. Available 9/1
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Posted by Ari Koufos on 8/9/2018


867 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128

East Boston

Condo

$469,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautiful 2013 New Construction Condo. This 2 level 2 Bedroom unit offers first floor open floor plan. Living Room open to kitchen with granite counters, SS Appliances, & center island. Gleaming hardwood floors, laundry included in unit. Finished lower level family room(current tenant using lower level as master bedroom). Steps to the Wood Island Train Stop, short walk to Constitution Beach. Central Air, 1 car off street deeded parking. Common back outdoor space.
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August 12 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by Ari Koufos on 8/8/2018


21 Hudson Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$2,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
BRAND NEW modern renovation with open floor plan. Everything is brand new! Gorgeous dark hardwood floors look amazing with light gray walls and all white kitchen. Modern light fixtures. Gorgeous and large bathroom. Very high ceilings. Two good size bedrooms. Walk into a mudroom area and storage closets on the first level and everything else is located on the second level. Central air! Brand NEW gas heating system and windows. Off street parking for three cars. Patio just for unit. Storage room just for unit. Please no pets and no smoking. Brand new fireplace. Available 9/1
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Posted by Ari Koufos on 8/8/2018


244 Edenfield Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

Condo

$759,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Renovated Attached Single family style Townhome!! Built in 1959, this home has been in the same family for almost 60 years. This Townhouse has the original single family feel featuring a large Living Room w/fireplace, dining area open to an updated kitchen with SS Appliances with a slider to a private exclusive use backyard. First floor Master Suite with double closets. 2 Spacious bedrooms on second level with full bath. Additional guest full bath on first level. Heated Lower Level is partially finished with approx. 700 sq ft of additional space with Fireplace. Perfect for future family room. Air conditioning throughout. Updates include heating, windows, roof, air conditioning, electric.
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Sunday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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