How to buy a house in a competitive market

March 8, 2016

Buyers may need to up their game in a competitive real estate market where the number of buyers outnumber the amount of homes for sale. Here are some ways buyers can make a stronger offer:

• Include larger earnest money to show you are serious.

• Include a pre-approval letter.

• Be flexible on your closing date and/or move in date.

• Limit the amount of contingencies in your offer and other requests when in competition.

• Make your best offer first as there may not be another opportunity to negotiate.

• React quickly. Be responsive and quick in your communications with your agent.


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