This market isn’t easy right now, there is no sugar coating that- but there are 5 things you can do as a buyer to make sure you stand an excellent chance at being the successful offer on offer night – and no, it’s not always just the highest price
Understand value and where your top price is.
You may never have a second chance, so do not leave room for “if they come back”
Choose the number that “you do not care if someone offered $1000 more than you, as you wouldn’t have paid that anyway”
Get approved & send your mortgage broker the MLS Listing before offer night
Working with an excellent mortgage broker has NEVER been more important. In a market where its hard to get anything accepted that isn’t firm, having a broker that properly qualifies you and has a Plan B, C and maybe even D in place for you if anything doesn’t go as planned.
If an inspection is important to you, do it BEFORE offer night. Alternatively, plan for the worst case scenario with a contingency fund.
Get a DRAFT & attached HEREWITH to your offer!
Firm offer with your Draft attached to it tells the seller a few things:
1) You are SERIOUS
2) You are PREPARED
3) you are a SURE thing
Write a letter & tell the seller why you love their house.
Selling a home is personal. If two offer are similar, the heart string could be what seals that deal for you.