The terms of an offer can vary greatly from case to case. Reasonable examples of terms that you may put fort in your offer include items such as asking the seller to contribute to closing costs, leave heavy appliances behind, or provide a home warranty for the first year. There is much wiggle room when creating terms and contingencies. Remember that.

The highly qualified agents at Spencer Properties are prepared to help you identify a reasonable starting price when making an offer on a home. Whether it is a new construction or a resale, the price is negotiable.

There are oftentimes clues that signal how highly motivated the seller is to move quickly. For example, if the house has been on the market for a while (a term that is completely relative), or if the price has been reduced a number of times, we can see that we are dealing with a highly motivated seller. However, there will be times when the seller is unlikely to budge much off their asking price. If their asking price is below fair market value, and homes are typically selling quickly in their neighborhood, for example, this buyer will surely not take a lowball offer, knowing that a better offer is not too far away.

As soon as you are notified of acceptance, your offer becomes a binding contract. If the offer is rejected, however, the seller has the option of submitting a counteroffer. This process can take less than a day, or it can take several days. Each time either party makes any changes in the terms, the other side is free to accept, reject or counter again.

Wake County School Information

Are you moving to Raleigh? At Spencer Properties, we are happy to assist you in finding the Raleigh School information you need to feel at ease about your move.

Wake County Public School System

Among the “Core Beliefs” of the Wake County Public School System, #1 on the list reads: “Every student is uniquely capable and deserves to be challenged and engaged in relevant, rigorous, and meaningful learning each day.” Further, the vision and mission states: “All Wake County Public School System students will be prepared to reach their full potential and lead productive lives in a complex and changing world. WCPSS will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.” We commend the local school system and continue to trust the dedicated principals, teachers and staff at our county public schools. For more information on Raleigh schools, visit www.wcpss.net

Wake County School Calendars

Generally speaking, schools within Wake County adhere to either a traditional calendar or a year round calendar. The schools with a traditional calendar are in school from late August to early/mid June, with the occasional (small) breaks for holidays and teacher workdays. Year round calendars are different, in that they operate 12 months of the year. Most of them offer 4 tracks, and each of those tracks has a different calendar that they follow. Raleigh families who have gotten to know these tracks sometimes wonder how they ever survived without the regular (more lengthy) breaks. What they have in common is – the grand total of at least 180 days of instruction.

So Many Options

According to the September 2015 search results on schooldigger.com, Wake County Public Schools account for 106 elementary schools, 34 middle schools, and 25 high schools. In addition, there are dozens private schools locally. This includes nearby cities such as Knightdale, Garner, Cary, Morrisville, Rolesville and Wake Forest. With such a wide variety of options, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in the great, wide sea of Raleigh schools! But, comparing the options from one part of town to the other is one of the responsibilities that our clients entrust us with. Our experience has taught us much, and even though the options are so many, narrowing down the best school for you is something we feel ready and capable to do.