There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to buy a home but
being unable to through no fault of your own. In many markets across the
country, there simply are more buyers than sellers and homes are moving
quickly — sometimes for more than the asking price due to high demand
and low inventory.
Home buying is not as easy as seeing a new listing online, going to
view it in person and making an offer. In a seller’s market buyers need to act fast, think outside the box and
be prepared to work at the home-buying process.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage
The buyers who get the house in a competitive market are the buyers
who are organized, well prepared and ready to move when the right home
comes along. What does this mean? Know about any issues with your credit
report and make sure your financial house is in order. Start by getting
a pre-approval letter
from a reputable lender, that you can show to agents and sellers. A
pre-approval letter is typically good for 90 days and shows sellers that
you are a motivated, credit-worthy buyer who is able to act fast. Faced
with multiple offers, the seller won’t just consider the highest offer
but, rather, the person who can close quickly and is a sure thing
As the saying goes the early bird catches the worm applies in real estate. As soon as you see a home
hit the market GO SEE it right away. In a strong
market, buyers are aggressive and homes move quickly. It’s not uncommon
for a home to have multiple offers
on it before the first open house. You need to be flexible with your schedule and be ready
and able to move quickly when the right home comes your way. The right
home for you can show up at any moment. It could be on the Market TODAY!
My focus is to best understand the goals and visions of my clients,
ensuring all decisions are made with a wealth of information and the
necessary tools for a successful, rewarding experience.
I have found my
Slice of Heaven I look forward to you finding yours!
KathyDecker@exitkingrealtygroup.com Have Question? 941-544-7270
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Author:Kathy Toonder Phone: 941-544-7270 Dated: March 26th 2014 Views: 763 About Kathy: I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s...
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"Kathy was awesome as our realtor. I have dealt with many realtors, but none as advanced and hands on with the showings. During the showings she had pointed out the flaws with the homes for us to make an educated decision. She had guided us on the different areas that would best fit our needs. Most realtors are all about the sale, but my experience with her was the exception. She went the extra mile to make sure the home you were looking for met your needs and did not push you into a home that might not be right for you.The response time was incredible, she guaranteed a phone call or answer to any question same day. Her customer service was incredible and would recommend to all of our friends and family. I have dealt with many realtors in my profession but none as as caring, knowledgeable, or efficient as her. Kathy's referrals for the inspector and mortgage process was outstanding. I would not hesitate to look forward to anyone else going forward. Best Regards, Jim Glowniak "