According to the National Association of REALTORS®, nationwide inventory has declined 3.5% over the last year, creating shortages in many areas. If your target market is in high demand, I can help you create strategies for buying a home that will keep your offer competitive:
Strong Purchase Price: Price persuades many sellers. We will evaluate market values in the area to help determine a fair price and counsel you on what you may need to offer to win.
Strong Earnest Money: We can discuss the pros and cons of including down payment with your earnest money deposit to reassure sellers that you are not likely to break the contract.
Lender Stamp of Approval: Don’t show up with just a pre-approval letter. We may consider asking the lender make a call to the listing agent, advocating your strong financial position.
Limit Contingencies: Whether financing, appraisal, inspection or sale-of-existing-home, there are ways to restructure contract contingencies to your situation. For example, sellers may allow buyers to do a “pre-inspection” before making an offer so the buyer feels comfortable waiving the inspection contingency.
Other strategies include negotiating property clean-up, offering to rent back to the seller or having a flexible closing date. If moving is on your calendar this year, please contact me as soon as possible and I’ll create a custom strategy that fits your unique needs.
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