November 29th, 2021 10:54 AM by Sam Kader MLO# 130505
Since the pandemic of 2020, the Seattle-area housing market has not just rebounded but the current market is so pumped up in “steroids”. Prices are up and most houses are sold within weeks. Homebuyers are escalating prices and waiving contingencies trying to win a seller’s attention. Here are some tips on how to make your offer stand-out:
3. Make an offer as clean as possible with less contingencies in play.
4. Make a bigger earnest money deposit. This will show that you are in it and that you have skin in the game.
5. Be Flexible, sellers are people too. An offer with a rent-back option for 30 - 60 days that can give sellers peace of mind if they have to find their next home. Ask the seller or the listing agent if there's anything that you can do for them to accept your offer.