Buyer's Be Ready!!
Attention Home Buyers Everywhere!!
When looking for a home it is imperative to be prepared to purchase when the right home shows its little head to the market. What I mean by this is that you need to be ready to make an offer on that home immediately if it is what you are looking for. I recently had a buyer that was looking for a couple of weeks and they really, really wanted to find the perfect home to move their family into. Well we found many OK homes, and some really bad ones for the first week to week and a half. Well about two Sundays ago a home came on the market that was exactly in their price range and had everything that they needed. I quickly previewed the property the first day it hit the market, called them and said you need to see this, as homes like these don't come available often. Well the buyer was excited but said they had plans that day and they would just see it the next day in the evening. Long story short, showed them the property the next evening, they loved it and were prepared to make an offer above listing price (it was well worth it). Guess what, after calling the other agent to get any details to make the offer we were notified that they had received 6 OFFERS and had accepted an offer well over asking price. Needless to say the buyers were extremely disappointed. My buyers have learned a valuable lesson and will not make this mistake again. But this makes it really hard now seeing future homes as they always compare the perfect home that they missed to every property. Buyers spare yourself the disappointment and be prepared to see and make an offer immediately on the right home. And of course make sure all of your financing is in order, to show that you are a strong worthy buyer so the seller will see your offer as the real deal.
Mark Honeck, Associate Broker
"Someone To Trust"
Solutions Real Estate