1. Get Pre-Approved
Connect with your lender and learn if you are in a financial position to shop. Many times sellers will not entertain an offer without a pre-approval letter from the lender. If you need a qualified lender, connect with your realtor to get referrals.
2. If You Love It, Move Quickly
In the winter months, homes that are priced well are selling within days of being on the market. If you love a house, realize you may need to make an offer quickly before it sells to someone else.
3. Best Offers: Start There First
If you are in a competitive market, it may not be the best time to try to get a deal or negotiate a bargain. If you are really interested in the home, it's best to write an offer that is your highest and best.
4. Write A Letter To The Sellers
People love their home, even if they are selling it. A heart-felt letter explaining all the reasons why you want the this home to be your family home can make a big difference.
5. Home Inspections & Repairs: Be Realistic
The home inspection will likely uncover needed repairs. The difference is knowing what needs to be fixed and what does not. The purpose is not to uncover every small problem, but instead a major defect that you were unable to see.
If you need any assistance in buying a home, please give us a call at (414) 861-0387.