Winning Real Estate Bidding War.

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Winning Real Estate Bidding War.

With for sale inventory down, prices rising and the uptick in mortgage rates bidding wars on homes are on the increase. According to on-line real estate brokerage Redfin in June 69% of homes faced multiple offers.

This weekend’s edition of the WSJ has a great article on Real Estate bidding wars and “How to Win a Bidding War” written by Molly Hensley-Clancy.

Real Estate agents give tips to help buyers get the best deal in bidding wars and it is not necessarily paying top dollar.

  • Know the Market ~ stay up to date on last closing prices of homes sold in the area.
  • Be realistic about the Price ~ Low ball offers not in this market; with multiple bids put your best offer in.
  • Have a “Walkaway Number” ~ going into a bidding war have your walk away number and stick with it, do not get caught up in the feeding frenzy.
  • Be flexible on other terms ~ with multiple offers be flexible on closing and move in dates, short term rent back to owners.
  • Get Prequalified ~ have an up to date prequalified by your mortgage broker or bank, have all the paper work ready to go.
  • Don’t dawdle ~ once you know what you want and find it don’t walk, run to it. The early bird catches the worm.
  • Decide what you will do if the home appraisal is below selling price ~ will the buyer make the difference up, split it with seller.
  • Position your offer as a backup in case the first deals fails.
  • Connect with the seller ~ write an introducing letter explaining why the home would be a perfect fit for you.


To read the full article here is the link   



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David Popoff is a Connecticut license real estate agent in lower Fairfield County. He has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years and now reside in Darien since 2004.


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