Don’t let a competitive market slow you down. Follow these tips and show your seller that you are a serious buyer.
1. Create a Solid Team
It may be comforting to know you don’t have to go it alone as a homebuyer. In fact, you’re much stronger in today’s market if you intentionally choose the people on your team.
Key team members you’ll need:
- Choose a loan advisor you can trust, such as First Lenders. Our skilled loan officers can help you prepare for your pre-approval and continue advising you financially throughout your home search. Don’t wait – get a quality loan officer on your team before you begin your home search!
- An experienced and trustworthy realtor can make all the difference in your home buying journey. Be sure to find a realtor that listens to you and genuinely wants to know what you need and want as a homebuyer. Find a quality realtor early on and you’ll be set up for success!
2. Know Your Numbers
Though your seller will be taking all variables into account, numbers always hold some major weight! Here are some numbers to think about ahead of time:
- Offer Amount: Negotiating is tough in today’s competitive market, so make sure you know how much you can afford. It’s also a good idea to offer above the asking price. Consult your realtor for advice on your offer amount.
- Pre-Approval: Let First Lenders help you get pre-approved. Your seller will notice you have your finances well-handled and have done your homework.
What Comes Next?
Do you feel more prepared to dive into the housing market? These tips should give you a good set of first steps as you prepare to make offers that sellers will love!