The Reality of Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market

The Reality of Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a strong seller’s market out there. A low supply of homes coupled with high demand has a way of putting seller’s in the driver’s seat. Unfortunately for buyers, this means that sellers call the shots, for the most part, and buyers are expected to fall in line accordingly.

Here are my suggestions to help you understand the realities of buying a home in a seller’s market.

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Why Showing Homes Is Never Boring

Why Showing Homes Is Never Boring

These are the things real estate agents deal with frequently when they are showing homes, which funny enough don’t make it on any of the HGTV “reality” shows. 

When my home buyer clients and I arrive at a home for a showing, I will have called ahead and requested for us to see the home during a set window of time, and the seller has to confirm the showing. So they know we are coming, but once my clients and I arrive at the house, we can be in for a multitude of surprises.  

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How To Buy Your First Home - Step 6: Let The House Hunting Begin

How To Buy Your First Home - Step 6: Let The House Hunting Begin

Now that you have your finances in orderhave been pre-approved  for your mortgagehave calculated the costs of buying your new homehave the necessary money saved, and have picked your real estate agentthe fun starts! Let the house hunting begin!

But before you starting house hunting, you need to have a rough idea of what you’re hunting for. That’s where a real estate agent can help.

Check out these questions to help you narrow down what kind of home you want.

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