Good Faith Deposits

After many months of searching, you have found your ideal house. You are a little older and a little wiser now, so you want to give the impression that you are serious without appearing to be too eager. What should you do? In the marketplace, "money talks."

There is no absolute rule about how much "good-faith" deposit you should put down--but it is a tool to make your point with the seller. The typical $1,000 will hold many homes for you, except in larger-home markets where it may be critical for you to show that you are an especially serious and able buyer. You don't want to make a deposit that is too large in case there is a problem getting your money back, but if your offer is substantially below the asking price, a larger deposit--$5,000 or $10,000--might influence the seller. If you make a low deposit with your offer, be sure to provide for an increased deposit when the offer is accepted or upon removal of the contingencies.

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The Turk Team


Keller Williams Realty
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As a Phoenix native and lifetime resident Brad Turk's knowledge of the area and local community is one of his strongest assets. Brad has built a solid reputation for success by understanding what home really means. If you asked a group of people to define what home means to them, you might be surprised at their answers - they would be as diverse as the people themselves. Home means different things to different people - it's where you live your life, nurture your dreams, and reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Handling every detail with ease and expertise, Brad's successful real estate transactions are the result of strong negotiating skills, market knowledge and industry experience. Add innovative marketing, fresh concepts, and a genuine understanding of the real estate process, and you will quickly see why Brad Turk and The Turk Teamconsistenly deliver results that exceed client expectations. Honest, passionate and dependable, Brad Turk and The Turk Team are the consummate real estate professionals who can handle all of your real estate needs. Whether you're moving around the corner or across town, if it's time to move on with your life...it's time to call The Turk Team.