The snow is thawing and we are starting to see that spring is just around the corner, here in Carmel, IN. The normal spring home buying season typically starts in April. April can be one of busiest times in the Carmel, IN real estate market which means competition. So how do you compete in the spring market? To be ready in this market don’t be indecisive, do your homework in advance, and be ready to jump with an offer when you find the perfect Carmel, IN home. Here are tips to help you win that offer:
Get pre-approved by a local lender. Offers that contain a local lender’s pre-approval letter will likely get preference over an online lender or an out-of-area mortgage lender letter.
Focus on the house, not the owner. Don’t get hung up on whether the home is a foreclosure, a short sale, or owned by a traditional seller. Concentrate on location, location, location, and look for homes that meet your basic requirements. Remember that you can change your home, but, you cannot change the location!
Give the seller something other buyers will not. Negotiation is not always all about price. You can give the seller a benefit to take your offer without actually waiving your rights. Your agent should have suggestions, such as being flexible with closing date or allowing an extra day to move out after close.
If you are ready to jump into the Carmel, IN spring market, contact a local Carmel, IN real estate agent. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality service. We hope to speak with you soon!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team