Sellers view contingent-sale offers with caution

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Some sellers won't even consider a contingent-sale offer. If the buyer's house doesn't sell, the deal if off and the seller has to find another buyer. To increase your chance of success if you make an offer contingent on the sale of your home, it helps to look at your offer from the seller's perspective. Keep in mind that the seller knows nothing about you or the property you need to sell. Common seller concerns are: How salable is your property? Will you price it right for the market? Will you negotiate reasonably to sell your home as quickly as possible? Try to convince the seller that your home is salable and that you're a realistic seller. If your home is already on the market, provide the seller with the multiple listing service information for your home, including photos. Ask your listing agent to prepare a comparative market analysis of your home to show the seller that your home is listed at a marketable price. Supply information about how long it is taking to sell properties ...