If you’re making an offer on a property, obviously the price you go in at plays a big role in whether or not you get that home. That’s especially true when there are other competing offers. However, while the price is important, it’s not the only factor. There are other ways to make your offer more appealing.

For example, the closing date may be important to the seller. They may be relocating out-of-town and need to move on a specific date. If you can accommodate the closing date, that’s likely to be an attractive benefit to the seller.

Having your financing in order and being able to attach a prearranged mortgage certificate to your offer will also sweeten the deal. Knowing there is unlikely to be financing issues will make the seller feel more comfortable selling to you – as opposed to someone whose financing is less certain.

Minimizing conditions will also make a seller consider your offer more closely. For example, if you were hoping to go in with an offer conditional on selling your own property, consider removing that requirement. It’s like removing a roadblock and can give your offer the edge you need.