As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition.
1. Be Ready To Move Fast
When houses are selling this fast, staying on top of the market and moving quickly are key. Your agent can help you put together and submit your best offer as soon as you find the home you want to buy.
2. Lean on a Real Estate Professional
No matter what the housing market looks like, rely on a trusted real estate advisor. Agents are experts in the local real estate market. They have insight into what’s worked for other buyers in your area and what sellers may be looking for in an offer. It may seem simple, but catering to what a seller needs can help your offer stand out.
3. Make a Strong, but Fair Offer
In such a competitive market, emotions and prices can run high. Having an agent to help you submit a strong, yet fair offer is critical in these situations. Your agent can help you understand the market value of the home and recent sales trends in the area.
4. Know Your Budget
Knowing your budget and what you can afford is critical to your success as a homebuyer. The best way to understand your numbers is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a loan.
5. Get an edge with the BlueEdge Buyer Program
In today’s housing market, standing out from other buyers can be the key to an accepted home offer. Our upfront income, asset, and credit review, the BlueEdge Buyer Program, may help you do just that.