It’s no secret that today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Demand is high, inventory is low, and competition is fierce. However, there are a few things you can do to be successful when buying a home in today’s real estate market.
- Be prepared – We may sound like a broken record but getting pre-approved before house hunting is the number one way to be successful when buying. Having pre-approval gives you an edge because you are proven to be serious and ready to buy, which is very attractive to sellers.
- Be strategic – If you’re one of the many first-time buyers, being strategic and flexible with your closing date can really help your offer stand out to sellers.
- Don’t be afraid to get ugly – Finding a fixer upper that could use some love is a fantastic way to find the home of your dreams. Being able to see past the imperfections is something that many potential buyers can’t do.