If you’ve found the “perfect” home more than once, only to have it purchased out from under you by another buyer, then it may be time to consider some property search techniques that can help you to purchase your new home in today’s fast paced real estate market.
Setting up instant property alerts can be one of them. This method, however, will really only work if the alerts actually come through. If, for instance, you are working solely with an online source, you can run the risk of either missing a potential property, or of not receiving the information altogether. With that in mind, getting your property alerts through a local real estate agency will usually be much more successful.
Once you’ve found a home that fits your needs and is in the location you want, you may need to prepare yourself to make an aggressive offer on it. In this case – particularly in a hot property market – it is difficult to be picky and still end up with the home.
It can also be advantageous to meet with a lender and get pre-approved. While it may not sound like a big deal, knowing that you already have your financing underway could put you ahead of other buyers in the seller’s eyes – even if your offer price is the same.
Are you still looking for the ideal home? If so, having an experienced real estate agent on your side can be helpful in getting you the information that you need quickly, as well as acting on it. Give us a call today and we’ll be ready to send you alerts and set up tours of properties that come up meeting your criteria – in turn, getting you into your new home much more quickly.