Buying Your Dream Home in a Hot Market

(May 29, 2017 )

Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of cake at a buffet! 

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help get the home you want, even in a highly competitive market. 




Here are just a few ideas: 

• Only view a few ideal properties at a time. If you see too many, and thus spread yourself too thin, you risk homes slipping through your fingers.
• Be realistic about price. Focus on finding a great home that you can afford, rather than trying to find a bargain. 
• Consider homes that need some work. They get less interest than perfectly staged properties, yet can turn out to be a dream home. 
• Be prepared to make an offer with as few conditions as possible. An offer conditional on passing inspection is usually fine, but in a competitive situation, offers with other conditions will likely be turned down flat. 
• Make your decisions quickly. If there are likely to be other interested buyers, you want to get your offer in early. 
• Make the right offer. To win the deal, you want your offer to be as enticing as possible to the seller — especially when it comes to price. 

Yes, it can be tough finding an ideal home in a hot market, but I can help. Feel free to call me to discuss! 

Adam Wilson
780-887-2162