Here are five tips to make your offer as strong as possible.

What should you do as a buyer in a competitive seller’s market like ours? What if you find a hot new listing that just came on the market but find out you’re only one of nine other buyers chomping at the bit to submit an offer on it? This is a daunting scenario, and it can cause some buyers to wonder whether it’s even worth it to submit an offer at all. Although it’s not uncommon for properties in our market to receive upwards of 20 offers, it’s always worth it to write an offer if you follow some basic guidelines to help that offer stand out to the seller. 

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your leisure:

0:54—Tip No. 1: Submit a large earnest money deposit

1:36—Tip No. 2: Make sure your pre-approval letter includes all of your qualifications

2:50—Tip No. 3: Give the seller time to move

3:49—Tip No. 4: Shorten your contingency periods

4:45—Tip No. 5: Write your best offer right away 

6:35—Wrapping things up

If you have questions about these tips or any other real estate matters, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.