32 N La Senda | Laguna Beach

Posted By : Glen Hackler on Jan 08, 2018

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2017 is drawing to a close. So with 2018 on the horizon, I want to take a moment to wish my clients, my friends, my family, my team, and all my fellow agents at Douglas Elliman a happy holiday, a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful new year filled with love, health, and happiness.

Unfortunately, I’ve had people come to me feeling pretty defeated after they lost their dream home to a stronger offer, which is why I wanted to give you some great tips on how to make your offer stand out.

First, find out if there are any terms favorable to the seller. It’s not always about price. The seller may want a shorter or longer escrow or need a lease back option while they find a new home. Adding in that flexibility can really push your offer to the top.

Adding in that flexibility can really push your offer to the top

Second, hire a real estate agent that has a really good reputation in your market. Sellers and their agents are more likely to work with a buyer that has an agent that they’ve heard of, know, and trust.

Third, offer what you’re willing to pay for a home. In this type of seller’s market, the last thing you want to do is try to get a deal. A home may sell for a price you’re willing to pay while you’re holding off to submit a best and final price.

If you have any questions about buying a home in a competitive market or if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’m always happy to help!