The Major Elements of an Offer

Price

Depends on the market and the buyer, but generally the price offered is different from the asking price.

Deposit

The deposit shows the buyer's good faith and will be applied against the purchase price of the home when the sale closes. 

Terms

Includes the total price the buyer is offering as well as the financing details. The buyer may be arranging their own financing or may ask to assume your existing mortgage if you have an attractive rate.

Conditions

These might include "subject to home inspection", "subject to buyer obtaining financing" or "subject to the sale of the purchaser's property".

Inclusions and Exclusions

These might include appliances and certain fixtures or decorative items, such as window coverings or mirrors. 

Closing or Possession Date 

Generally, the day the title of the property is legally transferred and the transaction of funds finalize.