There is no doubt that we are now in a hot real estate market. What this means is that the demand for homes is high while inventory is low which oftentimes could fall in the seller’s favor. With that being said, before you rush off to put your home on the market, here are four need-to-know strategies that homebuyers are using in order to gain an advantage in this real estate market.
- Apples and Oranges. It’s important to take a close look at your contract as many homebuyers can submit one that would make it stand out from competitors when in fact, it doesn’t offer much advantage over others, the only difference is that the language makes it sound more appealing.
- Escalation Clauses. Oftentimes many homebuyers will submit escalation clause offers which in turn, puts your home into an auction environment. It can be a headache to sort through all of these offers so it’s important to understand the details and/or whether or not you would want to enter in an escalation clause.
- Win Contract Then Decide. Many homebuyers are opting to win the contract and then using contingencies to buy time to decide whether or not they want to purchase your home. You must be aware of this strategy and allow yourself enough time to sort through all of the details in order to get the best offer for your home.
- Aggressive Deadlines. Homebuyers will set short deadlines on offers in order to force the seller to make a decision. As a home seller, you must understand that there are more home buyers than there are homes available so it’s advantageous for you to take your time in order to make the best decision for you.
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