Making an Offer the Seller Won't Refuse

Dated: May 10 2022

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Ask any experienced homeowner and you'll learn that buying in a 'hot' real estate market can be challenging. A high supply of buyers competing for a low stock of available homes is a combination that can lead to bidding wars, price inflation and other headaches. The good news: with some careful preparation and the right mindset, a bidding war is one that you can win. Read on to learn how you can beat out other bidders by making an irresistible offer.

 

Start With Strong Representation

Answer this question honestly: are you an experienced negotiator? Unless you have made a career out of buying and selling homes, you may find that your skills are lacking. The middle of a bidding war is a poor time to have this realization, so it's best to start the process with strong professional representation. Invest the time in securing the services of an experienced real estate agent who has a history of successful home purchases and happy clients. For extra assurance, ask them for recent testimonials so you can hear how they helped other buyers.

 

Get Pre-Approved For Your Mortgage Financing

Now that you have a good real estate agent on your side, you'll want to move to the next step: meeting with a mortgage lender. Your goal is to secure pre-approval for your mortgage financing, which will show the seller that you're both prepared and serious about buying their home. Gather up recent financial information like pay stubs, tax returns and bank statements before meeting with a mortgage professional. Being prepared will make the approval process a bit easier.

 

Have The Appraisal And Inspection Team Ready

Once you have found your dream home, you will need to move quickly to have it appraised and inspected. As with your other professionals, it's best to pre-book these companies ahead of time so they're ready to go. Ask your friends and family for referrals now so you can start interviewing potential appraisers and inspectors.

 

Be Serious About A Quick Closing Process

Finally, if it isn't already obvious to them, make it clear to the seller that you're interested in closing quickly. The majority of home sellers are interested in a fast, efficient close so they can move on. Pushing the pace a bit will demonstrate that you're not going to reverse course.

When you are ready to buy your dream home, I am here to help! Contact me today and I'll share how I've helped other locals buy some amazing properties. I look forward to meeting you!

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Sara White

Helping families buy, sell and invest in Real Estate in Collingwood, Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach. With over 25 years of business experience, I guarantee client satisfaction. Expert negotiation ski....

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