Tips for Buyers in a Hot Seller’s Market

Super checklist of tips for buyers trying to navigate the lightning fast pace of the Seattle, Mercer Island and Eastside housing markets.

Windermere Eastside

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There is no doubt that the local real estate market is hot. Last month in King County:

  • 57% of homes sold in less than 15 days.
  • 4 out of 10 homes sold for over list price.
  • 25% of home sales were cash sales.

With more people competing for fewer homes, it can be frustrating to be a home buyer. Here are some tips that can help you gain an advantage and get a home that you love.

1) Get ready to compromise. Separate your needs from your wants.

In a competitive market, most buyers will have to compromise on location, amenities or condition of the home. Make a list of your must-haves and features you’d like (but can live without), and prepare to be flexible.

2) Get pre-approved for a mortgage.

With many buyers now offering cash, it’s critical to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking…

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