Win a bidding war
Go as high as the maximum price you’d ever be willing to pay — if someone outbids you, you’ll feel confident you gave it your best shot.
Sometimes it’s not just about the money. Give the seller some breathing room too. Buyers often signal their interest by offering to close quickly, but that move might backfire in this market: If the sellers haven’t found a new place yet, they may be unable to accept your offer.
Instead, propose a seller’s residential lease. You close on the house quickly, then rent it back for 60 or 90 days. That gives the sellers a chance to look for a home in a nonpanicked way — and gets you the house you want.
Brian Wingert is a professional Cedar Valley Realtor offering Cedar Falls homes for sale, Cedar Falls condos for sale, Waterloo homes for sale, Waterloo condos for sale, Waverly homes for sale, Elk Run homes for sale, Evansdale homes for sale, Hudson homes for sale, and Dike homes for sale.