Loads of smart home purchasers need to cash in big and purchase that REO dispossession, huge numbers of which are frequently under-estimated. At the point when banks value REO abandonments under the tantamount deals, numerous offers are regularly the reaction. This implies you could be up against firm rivalry for that bank-claimed home.

Sometimes the bank will throw out all but two offers and then ask the selected buyers to resubmit what is called "Highest and Final" offer.

Sometimes the bank simply accepts the best offer at inception

Here are some tips when making offers to REO's


1. Check Comparable Sales

In many cases, the list price has little bearing on the value of the home. The market value carries the most weight. If you are up against competing offers, other buyers will offer more than list price.

Look at the last three months of comparable sales, a mini CMA, for that neighborhood to determine how much this REO foreclosure is worth. Try to use only those homes that most closely match the REO regarding square footage, number of bedrooms, baths, amenities and condition.


2. Check All offers

If there are no offers on the REO home, you can probably offer less than list price and get your offer accepted. However, if there are more than two offers, you will most likely need to offer above the asking price.

If there are 20 offers, bear in mind that some of those offers might be all cash. Banks like all cash offers. If you are obtaining financing, then you may need to increase the price on your offer to be considered.


3. Make Haste on the Inspection

If other buyers ask for 17 days, for example, to conduct inspections, and you ask for 10, you will be deemed the more serious buyer.


4. Split Fees with the REO Bank

Some banks will not pay transfer fees, for example. If the buyer offers to split those fees, the bank will feel more amenable to accepting the offer. Same thing for escrow fees.

Many banks negotiate discount fees for title insurance. If the bank will pay for the owner's policy, the ALTA policy might cost a bit more. But it's still a good idea to let the bank choose title if you want your offer accepted.


If you offer over list price, bear in mind that the appraisal will need to substantiate that price. If you find yourself dealing with a low appraisal, you have options, so don't despair. Remember, the bank will most likely run into this problem with the next buyer who obtains financing.

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