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Home Buyers & High Demand: Multiple Offers

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Blog by Mary Roy | May 1st, 2013

The National Association of Realtors just released their Pending Sales Report which revealed that buyer demand is at its highest point in three years. couple signing offer

At the same time, the supply of homes for sale has been off to a slow start this year. The real estate market is just gaining momentum again at a rate not seen in the last decade. We are beginning to see bidding wars in most price points in almost every market.


The challenge becomes how to help buyers make an offer that will ensure that they are the winning bidder when they finally find the home of their dreams. At Mary Roy & Team we help all of our clients save thousands when they Buy or Sell in part due to our top team of negotiators.

To better the chances of an offer being accepted, a buyer should consider three things:

You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Sellers develop their own personal feelings on the buyers that come through their house during the selling process. Those feelings often impact the seller’s thinking when deciding on an offer. Put your best foot forward right from the first time you meet the homeowner.

10% different can be 100% better.

This marketing axiom applies to a buyer’s offer. What can you do to set yourself apart from the other offers? We are not just talking about price here. Think outside the proverbial box-closing date, a secondary deposit, a personal letter to the Sellers.

Find Your Negotiation Gladiator

Finding the right Realtor to Represent your best interest at the bargaining table is key.  You want to look for someone with a track record helping their clients in the biggest financial decission of their life. You also want someone who is well respected by the other agents to help overcome the objections. At Mary Roy & Team we negotiate on a daily basis  for our clients and help them Buy and Sell over 120 homes a year. With over 60 years of combined experience we know how to negotiate especially in the multiple offer situations that we have seen in recent years.