Real Estate Agent with Ebby Halliday Realtors

Be ready to buy

If you find what you're looking for in a home, you should be prepared to make an offer quickly. Even if homes are staying on the market a little longer in your neck of the woods, it only takes one other interested buyer to snatch the home or create a bidding war.

You can help the offer process by being ready. In addition to being pre-approved for a loan before you begin looking at properties, it's wise to be honest with yourself. You know exactly what you want in a home and how much you can actually afford. Make sure to take into account utilities and other monthly expenses associated with homeownership.

Be advised, though, that a quick offer doesn't necessarily mean a quick end to the transaction. There are myriad potential postponements in a real estate transaction. There may be contingencies, repairs, lender delays, or any number of other issues.

Purchasing real estate can be a tricky and detailed business, but a Texas REALTOR® can help prepare you for the process. He knows the value of properties in your local market and how to navigate the entire process to a smooth conclusion. He'll use this information to help you submit an excellent offer.

When you have the information you need to make a good decision, your chances of making a successful offer on a property improve. Use TIFFANY SHARKEY OR TONYA PEEK FOR ALL YOUR NORTH DALLAS REAL ESTATE NEEDS 972-977-2254.

Comments (1)

Marcia Hawken
Naples Luxury Specialist

Tiffany and Tonya,  Good advice. It happens more than you think.  In this market, buyers are lulled into thinking they have all the time in the world. When they have identified a property, I submit the offer at all hours .  It is especially true when you have a recent price reduction.

Sep 24, 2009 09:49 PM