Throughout your career as a real estate agent, you’ve probably seen it all when it comes to how the buying process plays out for your clients. It’s true that while the steps are mostly the same for everyone, the ebbs and flows of the process can differ from client to client and home to home, especially during competitive times like these.
If you’re lucky, you’ve had families who fall in love with the very first home you showed them, made an offer, and had the offer accepted that same day. That qualifies as pure homebuying bliss.
But you’ve likely also had those scenarios where it takes a client months (or even years) to find the right place. When they finally have their dream home insight and make an offer, someone else swoops in at the last minute with a more substantial bid. Ugh!
Nevertheless, as their advocate and trusted expert, it’s your job to do anything possible to ensure that they keep the momentum to find the home they want, make competitive, well-informed bids, and score a house they can call home for the next several years.
Even during competitive buying times, you can help make that happen by coaching your client on what they need to do to be the most competitive buyer bidding. A competitive offer is an obvious choice, but there are additional steps that can increase their buying power while ensuring they are not overpaying for a home.
Here are five ways you can help keep your clients be competitive in the homebuying process: Continue reading