For example, it is common to bypass the school calendar. Sometimes flexibility on the closing date can put your offer above others. It`s human nature to be discouraged by negligence, and you want your offer accepted. Browse it for typos, spelling, and grammatical errors. Better yet, ask someone else to do the same. A new pair of eyes never hurts. The best time to put yourself on hold of a real estate purchase is before you have signed the purchase contract. After that, you are under contract and may be penalized if you retract for reasons not specified in the purchase contract. Once you`ve decided how much you want to offer, your agent will help you finalize the deal with all its details and protections, and then deliver it to the seller`s agent for you.