How to buy home in Fort Wayne when it's a seller's market.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843



The Fort Wayne real estate market has been listed as one of the top 5 toughest markets for buyers.  That's why you need a Realtor that knows how to help you buy in a market like this.  


Here are some tips.


1.  BE READY!  If you or I see a home that pops up on the market that might interest you, we need to get there ASAP!  I'm talking the same day.  Homes are selling in hours in this market and we need to be on it.  Waiting until the weekend isn't going to do it.  We need to see it now.  


2.  Write a strong offer.  If you can pay your own closings costs that will make the offer look better to the seller who is probably going to be fielding multiple offers.  In this market we've also seen offers over the seller's asking price because of the buyer asking for concession and closing costs.  If you absolutely need help with closing costs, offer more.  For the seller it's all about their bottom line and anything you can bring to the table helps.  


3.  Closing date.  A lot of times the seller needs to find a home that they want to purchase and giving them a little more time to close will help make your offer look more appealing to them.  Most transactions take 30 or so days to close.  If we were to write the closing date for 45 days out it could help the sellers and their situation moving forward.  


4.  Possession.  This goes hand in hand with the closing date.  Depending on the situation with the seller, they may not be quite ready to move even after an agreed closing date.  Giving the seller a few weeks after closing to give up possession could help the deal get put together.  


Some of this advice is hard to give to our buyers because we've never seen a market like this in Fort Wayne.  The housing inventory continues to be low which is very frustating to our buyers.  


We'll do whatever we can to make it happen for you, but you need to read and follow our guidance and trust that we'll be on top of the market for you.  


If you have any questions or would like to chat about your situation, please call Amanda at (260) 704-0843 for a pressure free chat about how we can help you.  


Thanks for stopping by!  

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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


Enough about us...


Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.


Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  


Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 


We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.


Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at, or



Comments (3)

Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Good Morning Amanda, great video to go with your informative post. Buyers in your market would be wise to enlist your expertise. You will achieve them a successful outcome.

Apr 07, 2017 06:23 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Thanks so much Amanda!  (Great name by the way)  


Apr 07, 2017 07:55 AM
Michael Mahoney
Century 21 - Boston, MA
Boston Realtor with Century 21

Very good video Amanda.  Do you use escalation clauses in your market?



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