Today’s hot housing market is very challenging to buyers. Every home has multiple offers and if you aren’t one the first offers submitted, you miss out on the chance to buy your dream home. Here is are few tips to help you get in the game:
1. Talk to a lender and get your pre-qualification letter in place. It should be no older than 30 days and you need to be pro-active in getting an updated one once a month. Go ahead and select a lender so when your offer is accepted, you are ready to roll. We can provide you with a list of our favorite lenders who have proven to be the best in our area.
2. Get an automated email that notifies you about homes that meet your criteria the minute they are listed. As soon as you see something you that interests you, call your agent and get a viewing scheduled. If you wait for the weekend, you will have lost the opportunity to submit an offer if it’s exactly what you are looking for. Contact us if you would like a HOME SEARCH that allows you to search like an agent. Our search gives you direct access to the Multiple Listing Service.
3. Know your must-have’s. Make sure these are in your automated email listing. You’ll tire of running out to see every home when you know you it’s not acceptable because it lacks a specific feature your family needs. Be kind, you also don’t want to waste your agent’s time or interrupt an Owner’s morning. Our Buyers Agents provide guidance and will help you ease through the complexities of buying a home.
4. Be ready with your offer. In today’s marketplace, Sellers are getting full priced offers. Just be aware that if your offer is low, you may not even get a chance for a counter-offfer. If you love the house, get your offer in as quickly as possible. Our Buyers Agents assist you with the best way to structure your offer so you have the winning one!
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Home Buying Guide – detailed booklet on the process of buying a home, inspections, and funding.
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