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What should a Windermere Home Buyer offer on the Windermere home?

Buy a Windermere homeWhat should a Windermere Home Buyer offer on the Windermere home?

This is a question that we get asked often and I always have an answer..."it all depends".  Every property is different and I do have a real answer but first I like to "chat" with the listing agent.  Sometimes the listing agent will get miffed that I am even asking, but most of the time they will talk some...I like it when they give me some insight into the sellers motivation.  Besides It IS MY BUYER AGENT JOB to gather all the information I can when I am an Windermere Exclusive Buyers Agent representing only the best interest of the home buyer buying in Windermere Florida.

So here is my honest answer to a Windermere home buyer offer... based on experience.

  • How badly do you want the property?  If this is not the house of your dreams and you are not sure how much you really like the Windermere Home, than you can gamble and just throw out an offer.  If however you have been searching for something in particular, and just now found the Windermere home of your dreams, are you willing to chance loosing it over $50 a month in mortgage payments?


  • How long has the property been on the market?  If it is a brand new listing, I guarantee that the seller will not be in a big hurry to negotiate much.  If it is a stale listing, the seller should be more negotiable, but than I wonder what are the negatives with the house?  Good properties in Windermere Florida are not on the market long enough to get stale.


  • Are there multiple offers?  If so, than it does not matter if both you and I think the Windermere home is overpriced...you will either need to come up close to full price or more than full price in order to be highest bidder on the windermere property.

Homes in Windermere Florida have a good resale value and good properties move quickly.  Before you make an offer on any Windermere property I promise to give you all the information and comps that I have available...I will never hold anything back.  Once you have my honest evaluation, the decision on what should a Windermere Home Buyer offer on the Windermere home will always be yours to make.  Call me anytime...407-539-1053.


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Comment balloon 16 commentsEve Alexander • February 18 2013 09:39AM


Good responses to the question.   I especially like the first one, how badly do they want the house.  The property on the market might have stubborn sellers, who "don't have to move" until they get their price.   Your clients always get the best buyer agency representation and straight up advice.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

I agree with Carla as those are excellent responses.  I spend a lot of time explaining to my clients their options.  I want educated buyers that made their own decisions but educated decisions.  I would be embarrassed if a client told me "you never told me that!".

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 6 years ago

Offer as much as so it won't be painful if you lost it to your closest enemy

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) over 6 years ago

Carla: Yes, that is true.

John:  Good rule to follow.

Charles:  I like that saying.

Posted by Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 6 years ago

Mike & Eve, These are all very good responses to buyers to think about. There are some beautiful homes in Windermere on the market

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

Eve, Desire drives price if one can afford it.  If the listing agent will help guide you ... all the better for you and your clients.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 6 years ago

Eve, I too like to chat with the listing agent, if the home is not in a multiple offer situation.     You show how you work for your buyers in their best interest!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

Frank: I always like to keep it real.

Kathleen:  Since it is now a selers market, supply is driving the bidding.

Joan: I sure don't like multiple offers.. unless the buyer bids high, they are out of the running.


Thank you for all the comments...


Posted by Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 6 years ago

Good morning Eve,

Knowing your client is key and your questions help to get that accomplished - well done!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

Good advice for prospective home buyers.

Have a most productive spring.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

Great advice for buyers all over, not only for Windermere homes in FL.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 6 years ago

Thank you Lisa, Roy, Gabe and Valerie for all your good comments!

Posted by Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 6 years ago

Eve and Mike -- asking questions, listening and evaluating -- three good things in any market for a buyer or a seller.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 6 years ago

Excellent advice for buyers in Windermere or anywhere else for that matter!  When I'm torn about whether to buy something I ask myself how upset I would be if I returned later and it was gone. 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

Hi Eve and Mike, I agree with the other members, this is good sound advice for all prospective buyers.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 6 years ago

You got a great list of questions there that will drive the buyers to really think about when giving an offer.  I can say that this article is very timely and I enjoyed reading the comments too from other AR members.

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) over 6 years ago