How to Win a Multiple Offer Bid in Charlottesville, Virginia Without Losing Your Shirt, by Fulton Gaylord, Real Estate Expert

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

One of the worst things that can happen during the home buying process is to finally find your Charlottesville Virginia dream home, only to discover that someone else is already bidding on it. When this happens, how can you win your Charlottesville Virginia dream house without losing your shirt in the process? In this article, we'll cover some of the more important points to winning a multiple offer property in Charlottesville Virginia.

Tip #1 - Know Your Limit

It's tempting to increase your bid based on emotions during a bid war. Buyers are often willing to pay more out of competitiveness, feeling that something they want is being taken away, or just plain rationalization.

This trap can cost you thousands of dollars. Instead, do your comparative analysis of the properties nearby, choose the highest number youíre willing to pay for this property and stick to it.

Tip #2 - Have a Real Estate Agent That Is Looking Out for You

Remember that real estate agents are paid based on the selling price. There are agents that will look out for you and have your best interest in mind, while other agents would rather increase their commissions by convincing you to place a higher bid.

Itís important to have a real estate agent you can really trust during the process.

Tip #3 - Make an Impression on the Seller

Be more than just Buyer #2. Meet the seller and make sure they know what you love about the house. They usually love their house as well and want to sell to someone who'll love it just as much.

Have the seller know who you are. Even if your bid is slightly lower, a seller may sell you the property just because they like you.

Tip #4 - Remove Conditions

The less conditions you have on your contract, the better. Call up your loan officer and make sure you can get approved for the loan and remove the financing clause. The cleaner your contract, the more appealing it will be for the seller.

These four tips will help you bid on a property in Charlottesville Virginia without losing your shirt. Keep them in mind if you find yourself in a multiple offer situation.

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Fulton Gaylord-Associate Broker, ABR, SRES, e-Pro
Certified REO Specialist, Registered HUD Agent
Keller Williams Realty
3510 Remson Ct., Ste 301 Charlottesville, VA. 22901


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