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One thing people should never do with real estate is assume! The market can be a crazy place, and it is true what they say… no two deals are alike. It is important that with every home you are interested in, your agent prepares a full CMA (comparative market analysis) for you. The first step in preparing the offer is determining what you believe the market value is, based on similar homes that have sold in that area. Once you have determined the value, there are a number of strategies to utilize. The terms of the offer can win or loose the deal and it is up to the agent to know how aggressive or conservative you can afford to be on the deal. A good agent will show you how to give your offer the best chance of acceptance without just making up an above asking dollar amount in hopes that it will be accepted.