Negotiating your Home PurchaseWhen you've finally decided on your "dream house" and you are ready to make an offer - what's next?Your REALTOR will assist you in preparing and submitting a signed real estate "offer to purchase" that includes the type of financing you desire, as well as any contingencies (which I'll go into tomorrow...) . This "offer" will be the sales contract once the seller accepts it. When you and the seller sign the offer, you both are agreeing to the contract conditions. Before you sign the offer, read it carefully and make sure you understand every detail in it. Ask questions of your REALTOR. Verbal agreements should always be WRITTEN into the contract. If you plan to have a lawyer represent or advise you, retain one as early as possible. More tomorrow on contingencies...September 16 2010 - Jupiter00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.