Searching for the perfect home? Don’t worry – you’ll eventually find it. When you do, though, you may find yourself in a bit of a bidding war against another potential buyer. What can you do to make sure you get the house? Take a look at these tips.
- Secure your financing. The single best thing you can do is get preapproved for a mortgage. You’ll know what you can spend, and you’ll show the seller that you’re serious about purchasing the home.
- Don’t aim too low. You want to put in an offer on that great house, and naturally you want to get it for the lowest possible price. When you do put in the offer, though, make sure you’re not going too low. In some cases, to get the house you actually want, you may need to pay the price it’s listed for. If you put in an offer that’s too low, you could be quickly outbid, so rely on Doorsteps to help guide your offer.
- Reconsider contingencies. As a buyer, you have the right to add a few contingencies like the cost of paint or new carpet. You’ll want to be careful with those, though, because it means the “what if” factor plays a role in the deal. It’s one factor that sellers will take into account as they decide on an offer.
- Make the offer now. You don’t have time to debate the offer for very long. In most cases, sellers are motivated to move very quickly, so you may just have a day between the showing and your offer. If you really want the home, you need to move on it as quickly as possible.
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