How to Get the Edge on Your Competition

What’s the trick to buying a home in a frenzied spring market? Here’s how we’ll help you find success.
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To increase your chances of buying the home you want in our competitive spring market, you need to have a strategy that gives you an edge. Here are a few key tips to ensure your success: 

1. Be prepared. If you’re new to the town or area you’re buying in, it’s a good idea to spend a few weekends there before the home-buying season starts so you can get to know the area.

2. Scope out the neighborhood. Drive around the neighborhoods you like best at different times of the day so you know what to expect in terms of traffic for your morning and evening commutes.

3. Hire an agent who knows the area. Our team is familiar with many towns in our area, and our collective knowledge will be a valuable resource for you.

4. Make an offer. Focus more on how much the home is worth and less on what the seller is asking for, even if that means paying the list price (or more). Ask your agent to show you a comparative market analysis of sales to determine the actual value; we’ll look online to see what other similar homes have sold for. This will help you to make the best possible decision.

5. Trust your intuition. Every first-time homebuyer has a little bit of fear about buying a home, no matter the season, but the most important thing to consider is whether it feels right to move forward. If it doesn’t, another home will come along soon.

As your real estate agent, we will always be of service to you. Feel free to reach out to us anytime for your real estate needs. Hope to hear from you soon!