After a year-long roller coaster ride to an unpredictable destination, the housing market has finally reached the less sloped and bumpy part of the track. 2014 is welcomed by a slowly recovering economy, which for most home buyers signals a relief that allows them to purchase a home. This is the reason why many are looking to buy a new home this spring.
While a recovering housing market is generally good news for the citizens of Boise, Idaho, to some it’s a start of a stressful rivalry for the best real estate deal. Indeed, the economic relief may hasten home purchase, causing some to lose their dream property to other buyers who are quicker on their toes. This is why home buyers have to get themselves busy this spring, learning how to buy a property swiftly. An excerpt from an article on USNews.com below gives some very practical pointers:
“Be fast. This is a big decision you ideally don’t want to rush, but if you know you can afford the house and you love it and the neighborhood, then, yes, you probably should rush.
Be bold. If you really want the house, don’t get too cute and make a lowball offer, thinking there will be a lot of negotiation. You should suggest something close to the price the homeowner is expecting, or risk your offer being ignored. And this isn’t the time to be petty – or cheap.
Provide good customer service. Wait, isn’t that the seller’s job? You would hope so, but in a competitive market, it comes down to thinking of the homeowner as your customer. You’ll get his business (well, the house) if you’re personable, easy to work with and able to offer a good deal.”
The tips provided by the article may seem easy, yet the truth is, buying in a highly competitive market takes more than just sheer determination. Home buying savvy is very much needed, and this is an art mastered only by someone with a broad knowledge and years of experience in the housing market. Home buyers who have yet to learn the ropes can find these qualities in a leading Boise, Idaho real estate agent like Jaime Carmouche.
The ideal agent is someone who has an intimate knowledge of the location where the buyer intends to make a purchase. In addition to local knowledge, the agent will also have the right network that can lead buyers to the Boise, Idaho real estate that is best suited to the buyers’ needs and preference. Home buyers should therefore waste no time in enlisting the services of such a professional, who can help them get first dibs on the property of their dreams.
(Source: 7 Ways Homebuyers Can Gain an Edge This Spring, USNews.com)