How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

With so few houses for sale, it's important to be sure you are prepared when it comes time to buy a house.

Meet with your lender early. Get pre-approved for a mortgage so you can move quickly when you're ready to make an offer.

Know your must-haves and nice-to-haves. For example, neighborhood, move-in dates, home features. Always make a list of what your deal breakers are so when you find the house you want to put an offer in on you have less to debate about.

Be prepared for a bidding war. The average number of offers a house receves today is 3.7. It will be most helpful to be sure you understand the process and be clear on what you can spend. We are here to explain the process to you and answer all questions you may have.

Don't let your emotions get the best of you. Trust your agent to be a voice of reason.

Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must-haves and nice-to-haves, preparing for a bidding war, and keeping your emotions in check are all ways to gain confidence in the homebuying process.

If you’re looking for an expert guide to help you navigate today’s lightning-fast housing market, let’s connect today.


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Kendall has represented fine properties in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Kendall grew up in Cambridge and brings invaluable community insights to her extensive real estate experience.
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