In Colorado’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses and high buyer demand. If you’re buying this fall, you’ll want every advantage, especially when you’ve found the home of your dreams. Corken and Company is a team that values “Real Estate Solutions Without Limits,” We want our clients to stand out above the rest.
Below are five things to keep in mind when it’s time to make an offer.
Know Your Budget:
Knowing your budget and what you can afford is critical to your success as a homebuyer. The best way to understand your numbers is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a loan. Showing sellers you’re serious can give you a competitive edge. It enables you to act quickly when you’ve found your perfect home.
Be Prepared To Move Fast:
Speed and the pace of sales are contributing factors to today’s competitive housing market. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is on the market for just 17 days.
When homes are selling fast, staying on top of the market and moving quickly is critical. After you’ve worked with your agent to find the home that suits your needs, they’ll help you put together and submit your best offer as soon as possible.
A Real Estate Professional Can Lead You to Victory:
No matter what the housing market looks like, rely on a trusted real estate advisor. Our agents
are experts in the local real estate market. They have insight into what’s worked for other buyers in your area and what sellers may be looking for in an offer. It may seem simple, but catering to what a seller may need can help your offer stand out.
Craft a Strong, Fair Offer:
In the past, offering at or near the asking price was enough to make your offer appealing to sellers. In today’s market, that’s often not the case. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index from NAR, 50% of offers are above the list price.
In such a competitive market, emotions and prices can run high. Having an agent to help craft a strong, fair offer is critical in these situations. Your agent can help you understand:
Understand the Seller’s Needs:
When crafting an offer, you’ll want to keep both your best interest and the interest of the seller in mind. Your trusted real estate agent will help you consider which levers you could pull, including contract contingencies (conditions you set that the seller must meet for the purchase to be finalized). Of course, there are certain contingencies you don’t want to give up, like the home inspection.
In today’s competitive housing market, it’s more important than ever to make a firm offer on a home. Contact us
today, and we can help you stand out amongst the crowd!