Becky Dalke and Associates - Shrewsbury MA Real Estate, Northborough MA Real Estate, Westborough MA



The local real estate market has been very competitive this summer.  Many homes have been selling within the first few days of being on the market and Seller’s have had multiple offers to choose from!  This can be frustrating for Buyer’s looking to obtain their dream home.  As always, the best solution is to have a solid strategy to compete in this hot selling market.

Proper Preparation Prevents Pain!  Things move very quickly when offers are coming in, it is best to spend time crafting the best offer than scrambling for all your supporting documents.  Make sure you have at the ready the following items:

    • Checkbook and Initial Deposit:  You will need to submit a deposit of typically $1,000 with your offer

    • A “Love Letter” This is a letter from you to the seller introducing yourself and what you are looking for in a home.  You can quickly personalize this letter to fit with what you love about the home you are putting the offer on, this can help to put a face to all the formalities of the sale process.

    • Pre-Approval Letter: Make sure a qualified bank or Mortgage Company has already pre-approved you for a loan that will cover the cost of the home.

    • Flexibility: Sometimes the winning bid goes to the person who can move quickly or can meet the sellers preferred closing date. 

    • Down Payment: The more the better.  Sometimes a seller will not go with the highest offer but with the most financially sound offer insuring that the buyer will make it to the closing table. 

    • Home Inspection VS “As-Is”:  This can always be a little tricky but can be very powerful if worked correctly.  A savvy buyer’s agent would rarely advise against dropping the Home Inspection Contingency, however there are several ways to make one look more attractive to the Seller.  For example consider purchasing the home “As-Is” with a home inspection for informational purposes only; or you will conduct a home inspection AND if a major or structural problem is detected you can consider not moving forward, however you understand that you are buying the home in its current condition.  Many items found in a home inspection can be easily fixed and although they may require extra money from you to fix, you may have to make this concession in order obtain a “hot” property.

Ultimately the best tool in your home buying kit is a Professional Buyer’s Agent, their experience can help to navigate even the toughest negotiations.  If you are looking to jump into the home buying process contact me today so we can start to strategize the best approach in obtaining your dream home!


Boylston, MA:

This Single-Family in Boylston, MA recently sold for $720,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 6 full baths, 1 half bath, 5 bedrooms, 2.54 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Boylston, MA:

This Single-Family in Boylston, MA recently sold for $469,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 3.45 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Boylston, MA:

This Single-Family in Boylston, MA recently sold for $850,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 4.16 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Boylston,MA you may like:

Shrewsbury, MA:

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $600,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.65 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Shrewsbury,MA you may like:
Shrewsbury
$595,000
Shrewsbury
$552,000
Shrewsbury
$535,000
Shrewsbury
$635,000






Grafton, MA:

This Single-Family in Grafton, MA recently sold for $493,010.
This is a Colonial/Contemporary style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.52 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Grafton,MA you may like:
Grafton
$534,900
Grafton
$409,900
Grafton
$359,900
Grafton
$525,000



Shrewsbury, MA:

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $665,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.85 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Shrewsbury,MA you may like:
Shrewsbury
$552,000
Shrewsbury
$694,900
Shrewsbury
$649,900
Shrewsbury
$625,000



Boylston, MA:

This Single-Family in Boylston, MA recently sold for $850,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 4.16 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Boylston,MA you may like:

Shrewsbury, MA:

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $600,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.65 acres, and was sold by
Becky Dalke - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Here are some other properties available in Shrewsbury,MA you may like:
Shrewsbury
$535,000
Shrewsbury
$649,900
Shrewsbury
$589,900
Shrewsbury
$625,000








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