While location and price matter, simply offering more money won’t guarantee your offer is the winning bid. Get pre-approved and be confident in your strategy. Have a few different financing options. Larger earnest money deposits are also worth considering. And doing so shows more sincerity with proceeding and good faith should the seller accept your offer. We also suggest lender interview phone calls. Calls like this add a more human element versus simply having a letter proving your buying abilities. A seller can trust that the deal will go through, even if the offer is for less due to familiarity with both the lender and your background. And as the saying goes, while money talks, a higher offer price is not the end-all when buying a home. Be smart. Learn about your options. Ask us how.