If you live in a particularly aggressive real estate market, you are going to have to make an effort to get the home that you want. Here are three tips that will help you get what you want as you pursue the ownership of a new home.
#1 Get Text & Email Alerts
Find a few local real estate websites where you like the type of homes that they list or you like the area of town where they list homes. Then, subscribe to the site and sign up so that you either get email or text alerts when a new home is listed on their website. This will allow you to get the first look at new homes as soon as they go on the market.
If there is a home that you are really interested in, you are going to want to contact your real estate agent right away. This will allow them to arrange a showing as quickly as possible, and will help you get the jump on a house that you really want.
#2 Hire An Agent Who Is Aggressive
Second, you are going to want to hire an agent who is aggressive. You want your real estate agent to be someone who can quickly set-up a showing of a home if you text them in the middle of the day with a home that you want to see. You want to work with a real estate agent who will work with your schedule for showing homes and will work to make sure that you get in to see the homes that you are interested in as quickly as possible.
This may take working with a few agents to find the right one. If you are really serious about purchasing a new home quickly in an aggressive market, you need a real estate agent who can keep up with you.
#3 Be Ready To Make An Offer
Finally, you need to be ready to make an offer. You need to already be approved or pre-approved for a home loan. You need to know what your minimum and max is that you can offer on a home. You need to know what type of concessions you are willing to make a well; do you want the seller to cover closing costs or are you willing to cover closing costs?
Making these decisions and knowing what you can really afford to put on the line will help you make the most aggressive and appealing offer possible when you find a home that you really want to buy. In a fast pace market, you want your offer to really stand out from the rest.