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Read The the Full Article Here: The Pink Flamingo-Everything Orlando Real Estate and Vacation Homes! Perhaps you know this situation all too well, you've been trying to acquire an investment in the Orlando area for quite some time now and you've placed offer after offer after offer but still nothing. You start to question your Realtor and/or perhaps even yourself. You're a cash buyer, who wouldn't want to take an offer from a cash buyer, right? Wrong. Let's take a look at some of the main reasons why your offer's are getting rejected on not just bank owned properties but other hot ticket properties.
The Market Is Stronger Than You Think Maybe it's you? . . . One of the biggest reasons I see investors losing out on fantastic houses everyday is because of their perception of the market. The have listened to too many friends or family members talking about how depressed the Florida real estate market is that they have formed this idea that they are going to fly down and have the prime selection at hundreds of houses that banks and residents are just desperate to unload
Reality Check- This may have been true back in 2007 and 2008 but it's now 2011 and the investment property market in Orlando (vacation homes and income properties) are the hottest commodity to the foreign group and just like you, they are also all cash buyers many of which are educated on what the market is really like. So when you place low ball cash offers on these properties your offer is sent in with about a dozen other cash offer by investors who are NOT lowballing.
Your Offers Are Weak. . . but Why? Your offers are too weak and so is your investment strategy. If your goal is to actually secure a property sometime this year than you really need to evaluate your reasons as to why you keep lowballing on properties that are already undervalued. If you keep low-balling and missing out on amazing deals the only one who loses if you. The seller is going to get their asking price, if not more, and you're not going to get a property. If you are low-balling because you can't afford to pay full price in the budget you are looking in than you need to look at properties in a lower budget that you can afford to place full price, or higher, offers on and still be in your comfort zone.
Reality Check- If you now know that, on almost any given property that is in decent shape and in a decent location, you'll be going up against at least a dozen other offers than you need to pony up your highest and best offer up front. If you're trying to play the back and fourth game you missed the boat on that. You only get one shot to buy these homes in a multiple offer situation (which is usually always the case) so don't fart around trying to play games. If you want to get something thousands under market value than you should consider buying directly from the courthouse. . . but remember you save money on the sale price but you inherit all the liens. Do your homework first.
Your Realtor is Not Presenting Your Offers This is not a conspiracy theory, it really happens and it could be happening to you. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the market there are some Realtors who just don't want to deal with the hassle of submitting your offer because they don't think it will get accepted, you didn't offer what they suggested, there was too much paperwork on the back end, they really want to buy it for themselves etc etc, . Not only is this unethical but it's downright nasty and against the Realtor code of ethics. It's so important in this market to be working with a Realtor you trust because it's a cut throat market out there and Florida is full of wolves in sheep's clothing.
Reality Check- If you suspect your Realtor isn't submitting your offers you may have to do some legwork to find out but there is a way that you can find out for sure. You will need to track down the listing agent of the property and call to find out if your offer has truly been submitted. They will be able to verify for you if an offer was submitted matching your info. If you don't want to have to take it that far, you can ask your agent for some type of email confirmation from the bank or listing agent that the offer was received. In all honesty, if you have to second guess your Realtor this much and go through this much effort to confirm suspicions than you probably aren't working with the right agent to begin with.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.