In our active real estate market, homes are selling within days of being available. While that's great for sellers, it can be frustrating for buyers. To help you get the home of your dreams, here are some top tips for shopping in a tight market.
Finances: Pre approval
Connect with your lender and get the pre approval letter. Many sellers will not accept an offer with out this, so have it ready to go.
Know What You Want
When homes are selling quickly, and with multiple offers, you need to be able to make a quick decision regarding the property. Know ahead of time what your 'must haves' are. If you need a garage, or a finished basement, know that going into your search.
Give and Take
Can you waive some contingencies? Are you flexible with a closing date? Sometimes being flexible with the seller can make your offer more appealing.
Best Offer Right Away
In a competitive market, you may only have one chance at getting your offer accepted. If you love the home, make your best offer first.
Work With A Buyer's Agent
In an active market, it's advantageous to have a professional negotiating on your behalf.
If you need any help with buying or selling your home, give us a call at (414) 861-0387.