Sandy Lucchesi | Hopkinton Real Estate, Southborough Real Estate, Westborough Real Estate


In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 


Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible


First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.


Let Things Move Quickly 



If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 


To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.


You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  


Make A Strong Offer


Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         


Write An Offer Letter


An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.

  




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92 Spring St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$809,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully sited in a 1.7ac. tranquil setting, this striking Cape designed by both a highly respected architect & builder could be on the cover of ‘Architectural Digest'. W/a huge yard perfect for play & entertaining & a heated pool & patio & quick access to Lake Whitehall, this home presents a lifestyle. The open 2 story foyer leads to the heart of the home ~ a kitchen designed for today's living style w/custom birch cabinets, SS appliances, granite center island, eating area & expansive breakfast bar. The open living space continues into the cathedral FR w/a striking FP & dramatic view of pool & patio. The 1st flr is complete w/a 1st flr master bedrm & remodeled master bath, a study w/built-ins, dining rm & fabulous mudrm w/private access to the 2nd level office. The 2nd level has 3 bedrms w/new carpeting, lovely hall bathrm, private office & large room above the garage offering abundant opportunities. The LL w/quality finishes, full bath, FR & bonus rm offers fabulous flex space.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
First Open House. Incredible setting. Beautiful pool and patio. Private entrance to a second office and an expansive room over the garage presenting tremendous opportunity. Spacious finished lower level with a full bath. Access to Lake Whitehall 7 mile trail, directly across the street.
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1 Whitman Ln, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$1,039,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This stately brick front showcase colonial graces the entrance to a private cul-de-sac & is enhanced by a lush private backyard & quality craftsmanship, which begins as you enter this well-appointed, impeccable home. The expansive, remodeled ‘15 custom kitchen w/a large center island & granite countertops, new SS convection microwave, oven, refrigerator & induction cook-top, new lighting & pristine white cabinetry opens to an elegant & inviting family room w/ a vaulted ceiling/soffit lighting & French doors to a large composite deck. The 1st floor has mint condition hardwds in the FR, private study, LR w/custom built-ins & open dining room. The luxurious master suite w/a vaulted ceiling & soffit lights opens to a grand master bath. The 2nd level includes 3 full bathrms & a 4th bedrm perfect for an au-pair/guest suite w/its own private bath. Create your dream finished lower level in this bright, w/o LL w/the huge bay window & slider. Meticulous updates! 5 Mins. to Ashland commuter rail!
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Stunning home ~ Cul-de-sac location ~ 5 Minutes to Ashland commuter rail ~ Impeccably maintained ~ Kitchen professionally remodeled in 2015 ~ 3 Full bathrooms on the second level ~ 4th bedroom w/ full bath provides a suite for guests or nanny ~ fabulous lower level with huge bay window area/ sliders/plumbed for bathroom/radiant heat ~ ready for you to create the living space you have always wanted.
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92 Spring St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$809,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully sited in a 1.7ac. tranquil setting, this striking Cape designed by both a highly respected architect & builder could be on the cover of ‘Architectural Digest'. W/a huge yard perfect for play & entertaining & a heated pool & patio & quick access to Lake Whitehall, this home presents a lifestyle. The open 2 story foyer leads to the heart of the home ~ a kitchen designed for today's living style w/custom birch cabinets, SS appliances, granite center island, eating area & expansive breakfast bar. The open living space continues into the cathedral FR w/a striking FP & dramatic view of pool & patio. The 1st flr is complete w/a 1st flr master bedrm & remodeled master bath, a study w/built-ins, dining rm & fabulous mudrm w/private access to the 2nd level office. The 2nd level has 3 bedrms w/new carpeting, lovely hall bathrm, private office & large room above the garage offering abundant opportunities. The LL w/quality finishes, full bath, FR & bonus rm offers fabulous flex space.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
First Open House. Incredible setting. Beautiful pool and patio. Private entrance to a second office and an expansive room over the garage presenting tremendous opportunity. Spacious finished lower level with a full bath. Access to Lake Whitehall 7 mile trail, directly across the street.
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