How to Make an Offer on Federa: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make an Offer on Federa


Federa offers is a streamlined process for creating and submitting real estate offers. This detailed guide will walk you through the entire process, from signing up to managing your offer.

Step by Step Guide

Sign Up or Sign In to Federa

Sign Up or Sign In. If you have an account, proceed with signing in. If you're new to Federa, Sign Up.

Create a buying transaction

For existing users, click the "New Transaction" button found on your Dashboard or My Homes page.

What are we doing today?

  1. Select "Buying"
  2. Choose the option "Ready to make an offer"

Select the state

Choose the state where the property you're interested in is located.

Choose service level

  1. Pick the level of service that best suits your needs: "DIY, LIVE, or Full Service". Learn more about the service levels.
  2. For Non-Federa agents making an offer, select "Full Service"

Add the buyer(s)

Pick "Personal" for individual purchasers or "Entity" for businesses/organizations.

How will you finance this purchase?

Select between:
  1. Cash
  2. Pre-Approved Mortgage
  3. I need a lender

Add People

Modify or add a profile, such as a buyer’s agent, then click “Continue

Create Offer

  1. Property Address: Select the property address you want to make an offer on.
  2. Offer Amount: Input your offer.
  3. Deposit: Enter the deposit amount, also known as the EMD.
  4. Financing: Confirm your financing choice.
  5. Title Company: Select a title company. If unsure, pick “Selected by Federa
  6. Deposit Held By: Select the entity that the deposit will be held by. If unsure, pick “Selected by Federa
  7. Contract TypeChoose between the simplified Federa contract or a custom contract.
    1. Custom Contract: Add a state-specific contract or contingencies for the seller to fill out.
  8. Days to cancel & Days to close: Specify these durations.
  9. Additional Terms: Add specific conditions if needed.
  10. Buyer’s Signatures:
    1. If you’re the buyer making the offer, sign and click “Continue
    2. If you’re the buyer’s agent, click “Continue” to send to your client for signatures.

Submit your offer

Once the signers have signed, anyone in the buying transaction with Approver and Signer permissions can submit the offer by clicking "Submit Offer"

Offer In Review

Federa performs a compliance review, to make sure all the details are completed. When the review is successful, the offer will become Open. You will have the ability to void or amend if needed.

Managing an Offer

  • Access and manage your offers by going to the Offers tab and selecting the offer you want to manage.
  • Once the counterparty receives an offer, they will have the option to "Accept, Counter, Decline, or Void" the offer.


When does the seller receive the contract?

Post compliance review.

How do I know my offer was sent to the counterparty?

Once an Offer status is "Open" this can be accessed and managed on the Offers page.

How does the cash back language get added to the buy/sell agreement?

Once the service level has been selected, it automatically populates the corresponding terms to the Federa buy/sell agreement. For example, if the service level is DIY, the terms added will reference the 2% cashback. When LIVE the terms will reference 1% cashback.

Can the 3% buyers agent commission be modified from the Federa Buy/Sell Agreement?

No. A Federa Buy/Sell Agreement cannot have the commission modified. If someone wants a custom amount they will need to do a Full-Service Offer and can use a custom contract.

Can SmartBuy Live or DIY be conducted with a custom contract?

No. To be able to provide the cashback we offer, its required to use a Federa Buy/Sell agreement.

Are Offers available on mobile?


We believe in transparency and aim to provide the best possible experience to our users. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team at or by submitting a ticket here.

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