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  1. Be prepared for “multiple offer” scenarios – Different markets have their “sweet spots” where the ideal size, location, condition, and price all meet. For example, if you are looking for custom homes, remember that these real estate properties will receive multiple offers, typically in a very short time period.
  2. Get ready to act quickly. It’s a big decision, and a lot of money, so many buyers will struggle with this. But the most desirable 2 bedroom townhomes and other properties are going under contract in 1-2 days.
  3.  Make a strong offer – Asking prices for these uber properties are usually dead-on, or even a little low. List price or higher often is what it takes to get it done. Sellers also look carefully at your down payment, and whether or not you need to sell something else to finance your purchase.
  4. Do as much leg work as possible. Research your ideal neighborhoods first so that you don’t have to get to know an area the day you make an offer. And while you’re waiting for that “perfect storm” property, make sure you have your agent show you properties representative of a style or age even if they are not in the ideal location.
  5. Leverage resources – DAILY – Your agent should have searches that are updating you daily, or multiple times per day, giving you new listings. When you see something you like, be sure to be the first one there. Call your agent often to check-in on both new properties, and other listings you might have seen.
  6. Secure financing BEFORE you begin your search – Nobody will review an offer unless a buyer has been pre-approved.