8. Accepting an offer
By law, all written offers - irrespective of price - must be presented to you. Our salespeople will be there for advice and will help guide you through the process. Our salespeople are skilled negotiators and will work with the buyer, on your behalf, to get you the best price possible.
Once your offer has been accepted:
- There maybe conditions on the offer, such as the buyers being satisfied with a building report. If so, these will need to be met before the offer becomes unconditional
- Once an agreement is unconditional, neither the buyer or the seller can change their mind, and the buyer must pay the rest of the purchase price on the settlement day
- We'll hold your house keys at the Barfoot & Thompson office until your solicitor advises us, in writing, that the settlement has taken place
- Deposit payments are made by the buyer to the real estate agency, which is required by law to hold the money in an audited trust account, only releasing when legally authorised to do so.