How to make an offer in writing to buy a property

By Richard Khuong

Have you been spending weeks and months looking for your dream property? Now that you have found one, the next step is to make an offer to the agent or directly to the private vendor. However, have you ever wondered what the most appropriate way is?

There are a few options to make an offer. You can call the agent directly and through the conversation negotiate to a price that you are already prepared to offer. Or in a more formal way, you can put it into writing.

You only need to include essential information in the letter, or in a faster way, email. For your convenience, here we have made an email template that you can use to make an offer on a property you are interested in buying.


To whom it may concern,

I would like to make an offer on (address): _____St _____Suburb, _____State for $ ______.

My preferred settlement time would be ____ weeks.

This offer is subject to finance approval, my solicitor reviewing the contract, any Strata reports, and/ or building and pest inspections to be carried out.

Yours Sincerely,

(Your full name)

Contact details including your phone number _____


Best of luck! If you need any ideas on finance, a second opinion or a pre-approval to go shopping, contact our office for a complimentary chat.

Richard Khuong
Director, Simple Easy Finance Pty Ltd
Property & Finance Strategist
E: [email protected]

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