When you find yourself in a competitive home buying situation itâ€™s important to be sure that every member of your team is prepared to move at the speed required in order to make a quick, clean offer. For instance I was recently working with a buyer whose mortgage lender happened to be on vacation. There was a message That said, â€œIn case of emergency please callâ€¦â€ and that number went to an assistant whom I couldnâ€™t reach. Because I couldnâ€™t reach this mortgage lender, putting together the offer package became quite difficult. I had to present the offer the next morning and, after 3 calls to this assistant, I was left hoping they would get back to me before I had to meet with the sellerâ€™s agent. What does this mean? Why tell you this story? Itâ€™s a real-life tale of what can happen when everyone on your team is not on the same page and is not ready to move at the speed of the fast-moving market. Competitive offers are the norm right now, not the exception. Be sure your team is ready to handle the competitive market in a quick and smooth pace. For more information on the importance of this please check out my website www.MaryAnnT.com or give me a call directly at 650-399-5505. Make sure you always talk to a REALTORÂ® who has their hand on the pulse of the market!