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Buying a Home in the Winter Market

If you are planning to purchase a home in Wake County sometime soon, you will find that you have plenty of company. There is a strong demand this winter for good quality homes that are reasonably priced. Especially in the $200’s there is some real competition among buyers when a nice listing comes on the market. And the same thing holds true even for homes in the $300’s as well.

So the thing to do is for home buyers to plan their strategy for success. First, work with a good Realtor (like us) who will make sure that you are notified of suitable listings as soon as they become available. Second, be willing to go see a home that interests you as soon as possible; sometimes a very nice home might sell on the first or second day. Also, know what you want. We recommend that you have a written list of features you “must-have” and those that “would be nice”, and take it with you when you go to see the home.

Next, be sure that you have done your financial homework, and have a good pre-qualifying or pre-approval letter from a reputable lender. Most sellers want to see such a letter from buyers when the buyers present an offer. Then try to decide quickly (without feeling too rushed) if you are ready to make an offer on this particular home. And finally, consult with your agent about the best way to structure all the elements of your offer so that it will be as strong as possible. Remember, some lucky buyer is going to get that nice home, and it might as well be you!

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Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

211 Olde Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

George and Elisabeth Smith are the Realtors of choice for those who want real personal attention. They are proactive professionals who are on your side! Elisabeth is a Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS), and she is fluent in German. George is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a Certified New Homes Sales Specialist (CSP).