Here are some personal tips that I have seen to get your offer accepted, and you moved into your new home:
1. Work with a great realtor and loan officer: This can't be overstated! I work with so many realtors, and there is a clear difference with realtors. You want to work with one that is aggressive and knows your particular market. With the 10's of offers coming in, work with someone with experience. I have a handful of great realtors if you need names! I hope you choose to work with Road to Home Mortgage on your next purchase and I can tell you the importance of your loan officer reaching out to the listing agent and working to get your offer accepted!
2. Start Early/Work Fast: If you are thinking about buying a home start your research now! Hook up with a realtor, or just starting looking at homes initially on your own. This is important so that when a home comes on the market, you will have an idea of what the home is worth, and you can make a quick decision. Most homes are not lasting for more than 7 days on the market! Act fast, be confident, and submit a strong offer!
3. Build Rapport and Submit a Strong Offer: In this market, you have to stand out in the crowd. Just like at a job interview, you have to do something different. Piggybacking on tip 1 above, you and your realtor need to try to build rapport with the listing agent. Everything flows through the listing agent. Whether it is including a letter on your offer, or having your realtor call after submitting an offer, everything helps! In this market you will usually have one shot on a house; go in strong! A strong offer could include a shorter closing, being flexible on closing dates, or just submitting a higher priced offer. Try to find out what is important to the sellers and give yourself your best shot!
Best of luck!
THE Road to Home Team
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