As we approach the busiest time of year in Albuquerque for home sales it is important to consider what things can give you an edge as a home buyer. Areas like the Northeast Heights, Sandia Heights, Glenwood Hills, Tanoan, Corrales, Placitas and other similar areas can be very competitive when it comes to home buying. Homes that are well priced and have extensive upgrades often receive multiple offers just a short time after listing. So what can you do as a buyer to give yourself the competitive advantage in making one of these your new home? Here are a few ideas to consider:
1. Have Financing in Place
Having your financing in place is a must in today's market. If the Seller does not know that you are qualified to purchase the
home then this will put you at a sever disadvantage. You can prequalify with a lender very quickly by giving them some basic information about yourself and your financial situation including income and debts. If you don't know of a good lender the Homes For Sale In ABQ.com team would be happy to recommend highly qualified lenders that we have worked with and would be happy to help you. Some lenders will even go to the extent of giving you a loan commitment which may be the determining factor when you are competing with other buyers that only have a prequalification. If you have questions about the difference we would be happy to explain.
2. Be Quick
The most desirable homes are going to attract a lot of attention. The www.HomesForSaleInABQ.com website give you a huge advantage in that it displays every available property that is for sale. In addition, if you set up a search with your personalized criteria we will email you whenever a new home comes on the market that fits that criteria. When you see a home that interests you simply click the "Schedule A Showing" link on the home page and we will set up a showing for you right away.
3. Be Flexible
You Homes For Sale In ABQ.com REALTOR can help guide you in preparing an offer that is appealing to the Seller. We represent hundreds of Buyers and Sellers and we know how to structure an offer to get you an advantage over other Buyers with less experienced and savvy real estate agents.
4. Find out why the Seller is Selling
We have worked with many of the local REALTORS and having good working relationships with them can often be the difference between the Seller picking your offer or another offer. We will work with the listing agent to find out any information we can to give you the advantage.
Best of luck with the Spring buying season! If we can help in any way please let us know.