Get your Dream Home: 7 Ways To Improve Your Chances

Get Your Dream HomeWith inventory diminishing daily and multiple offers being common, it is of great importance that you position yourself to have the “Best Chance” to get your offer accepted and get your dream home.

You enhance your chance of getting the home of your choice by doing the following:

1) Get pre-approved for the purchase:

This takes very little time and is of great value. At this time, identify the price range for which you qualify and which fits your lifestyle.  (Click here for information on area lenders.)

2) Submit a strong competitive offer:

Submit the offer as if there will be multiple offers.

3) Include substantial due diligence and earnest money deposit:

Acceptance of an offer is sometimes determined by the amount of the deposit. A larger amount may signify a bigger commitment to the seller.

4) Minimize or eliminate contingencies:

The fewer contingencies, the stronger the offer.

5) Make a buyer profile available:

Time on the job, flexibility, reason for purchasing seller’s home, etc.  It may seem old school, however, letting a seller get to ‘know you’ can help you stand out in a competitive market.  So much stronger than just a document with terms.

6) Be prepared to preview a new property quickly:

Homes sell sometimes in hours. Be prepared to make decisions quickly and be accessible to change the terms instantly.

7) Buyer and agent to have instant communication access:

Let us maintain instant access to each other via office phone, voice mail, text, pager or cellular phone. This can be critical!