Buyers: Do THIS to Win the Home in a Hot Seller’s Market
By Charissa Jones
There’s no denying it: We’re currently experiencing a strong seller’s market. In Augusta, homes are selling fast and significantly over asking price. It’s an incredible time to list your home but if you’re looking to buy, what can you do?
Beyond the pre-approvals and removing contingencies, I’ve got a few creative ideas for winning your dream home, even now.
Expand your search area.
Remote work is no longer a luxury; today, it’s a real part of most jobs. If your job relinquished its geographical boundaries, why not release some of your home search boundaries, too? Instead of just searching Augusta GA, let’s look for homes available in Martinez GA or North Augusta SC. When you widen your search radius, you increase your chances of finding the right home for you. When you work from home, your home can be anywhere.
Record a video.
Handwritten letters are nice but in the age of Tik Tok, a video might entice even more. Sit on your front porch and deliver a heartfelt on-camera appeal to a seller or go all out and hire a crew to document exactly why you’re in love with this property. The possibilities are endless, and a genuine video will always hit home.
Decrease your budget.
This tip might seem counterintuitive to finding your dream home, but if you lower your budget, you’ll have a lot more room to bid up if you encounter a situation with multiple offers.
My final (and unofficial) tip is to hire an agent who understands the market and can navigate you through every one of its complexities to ultimately win the home that’s just right for you. If you want to talk about my proven strategies for winning in a hot seller’s market, email or call me! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (706) 631-2422