Let's face it. Sellers rule the roost in the Lake Havasu real estate market. And with our secondary market ranking among the highest in the country, local residents find themselves competing with even more buyers than ever. You need to look for ways to get a leg up on your competition. What if there was a way to find Havasu homes for sale before they actually hit the market? I'll let you in on a secret: there is!
Find Havasu Homes for Sale Before They Hit the Market
Your Lake Havasu Real Estate Agent/REALTOR®
This should come as no surprise, but the best way to find Havasu homes for sale before they officially hit the market is by talking to your Lake Havasu REALTOR®. That's right. Ask them about listings they're currently trying to score from sellers. If the home in question fits your wish list, your REALTOR® might be able to entice the seller to sign a contract with them if they already have a potential buyer interested in it. Then, you could very easily have the home under contract before anyone else even knows about it. Saying you're interested doesn't legally bind you to purchase the property. But, if you think this property ticks many of the boxes on your wish list, it doesn't hurt to throw your hat in the ring early.
Chat Up Your Social Clubs
Are you a member of the Soroptimists, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, or other social clubs in the area? Talk to other members about any life-changing events they might be experiencing. Summer marks a busy time period for families looking to sell their home and move into a larger home while their kids are on summer break. A baby on the way, extended sickness, and even death may trigger huge transitions for people, such as selling their home or moving out of town. Of course, be respectful rather than intrusive. But this might help you gain insight into new listings about to hit the market.
Inquire with an HOA
Are you interested in a particular Lake Havasu neighborhood? Does this neighborhood fall under an HOA? Find Havasu homes for sale before they are listed by contacting the HOA itself. Most HOAs host their own website. The Havasu Gardens HOA and Los Lagos are just two such HOAs. You can visit HOA websites to see if there is any mention of homes coming on the market soon. The best way to find out this information, however, is to contact the HOA directly.
Finally, visit some open houses. While the home you visit may already be on the market, other homeowners tend to take their cue from a neighbor's listing and put their home up for sale, too. Chat up neighbors as well as the seller's rep at the open house. You just might find Havasu homes for sale before they actually get listed. Then, contact your Lake Havasu REALTOR® to learn more about these homes.
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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/2018/07/find-havasu-homes-before-they-hit-market/,