Helping Buyers Navigate the Current Market5/17/2021
Buyers are entering the market in droves and in order to have the advantage when writing an offer, it is important to be prepared! Here are some steps buyers can take to be better prepared when they find a house they are interested in writing an offer on.
1. Have your preapproval letter or proof of funds available. Preapproval letters are typically only valid for 90-120 days. Get yours updated with your lender if needed!
2. Be decisive. If you see a home you want to schedule a showing for, don't wait until the weekend. The house may be pending by then. Schedule the showing as soon as you are able!
3. Submit a clean offer. Inspection and appraisal contingencies are often standard, but it is important not to have additional contingencies, such as a home sale contingency or requesting the seller provide a rebate for closing costs.
4. Be open to being creative. My licensed assistant, Karen Bruce, and I work with buyers and give other suggestions or ideas to help help an offer potentially more desirable to sellers.
Call me today and let me help you navigate the market as a buyer! Let Karen and I handle the stressful parts - we will be diligent in communicating with you so you are comfortable every step of the way!