Here are 3 Tips For Getting Your Offer Accepted In A Low Inventory High Competition Environment
Our market right now is experiencing high demand and low supply of homes for sale. For example the communities of Village Grande English Mill and Village Grande Little Mill in Egg Harbor Township, NJ currently have no homes for sale out of approximately 700 homes. This means when a home comes available it’s likely going to have multiple offers. Here are 3 tips for getting your offer accepted in a multiple offer competitive real estate market.
Tip 1: Select The Right Agent
When you’re buying a home in a competitive environment choosing the right agent is critical. An agent that is a skilled and experienced negotiator can ask the right questions to find out what’s important to the seller and help the buyer craft the best possible offer. Choose and agent that has experience in successfully negotiating contracts in many different markets. Having relationships with other agents in a local market can also help your agent get the best information and positing you well for negotiations. This will allow you to present your offer and terms in the most favorable light.
Tip 2: Write A Love Letter
When sellers put their home on the market, they’re generally interested in two things: the price they get and the money they keep. But when they receive multiple offers from interested buyers, and the offers look similar, the deciding factor might be something completely different. It might come down to who they want living in “their” house. They might start to think about who they are leaving behind for their neighbors. That’s why, when writing an offer for a home, buyers should add a “love letter” that tells about who they are and why they love the house, letting the owners know how they’ll fit in to the neighborhood. It can’t hurt and it just might help!
Tip 3: Add A Personal Touch
I recently had a buyer client who was in a multiple offer situation. I encouraged them to create a short video on their phone to introduce their family to the seller. It worked! Their offer was accepted and they are now enjoying their new home. I also had a client give flowers to the seller in addition to the love letter. That worked also! Think creatively of how you can add a personal touch to your offer. Your offer will stand out and you’ll help make a connection with the seller.
Do you have any other thoughts on how to get your offer accepted when buying a home? Share in the comments or send me a message.
Best wishes, Matt