First off, congratulations!
Ok, so you've received an offer; this is excellent news! But, now what? You've got this, and you're not alone; Bōde is here and always ready to support you through the negotiation process! Bōde is equipped to receive offers through our website, which allows us to fully support you along the way, providing the tools and information needed to successfully close the deal.
Your offer can be found on our website in "My offers," with an allotted time available for acceptance. Upon clicking the offer, you will be able to comprehensively review all of the offer details.
Countering an offer - If you would like to counter the offer, first, accept the terms that you agree to, then you can proceed to counter on those you would like to change or improve. You can do this on a term-by-term basis, so it is clear to both parties where you have agreed and where you still require agreement. There is no limit to the number of counters from each party towards an agreement. However, the deal will expire if the agreement is not met within the original offer time availability. In this event, the buyer would need to create a new offer.
Agreement - Once both parties have agreed, you will receive an email and an on-platform notification that will take you to the populated, industry-standard contract that reflects the terms of the offer from the previous step. Once you click "I accept," it will be sent to the other party to "click to accept" these terms.
This process is the same regardless of whether the buyer has an agent or if they are unrepresented.
After all parties have accepted the Sales Agreement in the previous step, the step-by-step process to arriving at the possession day will be outlined for you:
The deposit will be sent to Bōde, which will be held on your behalf in our regulated trust account.
Any conditions identified in the agreement process would be removed and trigger a notification to the other party.
When all conditions are removed, the Sales Agreement becomes binding.
We will send you a conveyance package (all the legal stuff) to take to your lawyer.
Your lawyer will distribute the funds to the appropriate parties (considering the mortgage, any applicable fees etc.).
Keys will trade hands when the lawyer determines that all distributions have been made.
Reminder: Upon sale, you will need a "Real Property Report" for closing. If you don't have a current RPR, we can refer an excellent RPR Provider in your area! We can also provide a referral to a lawyer, cleaner, general contractor or mover. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to connect you with a preferred Prō.