I can't find a house! I am going crazy here!
If you've screamed the words, "I can't find a house! I am going crazy here!" you are not alone. Available homes are at a three year low. First time buyers are at an all time high.
I am working with more first time buyers than ever and all are having difficultyÂ with the reality of the circumstances out there.Â Multiple offers over asking prices, short sales taking months, etc...Â As a rule of thumb right now, you will not over-pay for home because an appraiser will not over-value the house.Â
Here's my suggestion, please make your highest and best offer up front with your first offer.Â Get your foot in the door by writting a clean and agressive offer.Â
If you are using an FHA loan, please draft a personal letter to submit with the offer so that the buyer gets to know you.Â Believe it or not, decisions are not always made based on price alone.
Good luck out there!