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How to be a smart buyer in a seller's market

Those looking to buy homes in Florida may find it challenging to find success in a seller's market. However, there are ways that buyers can level the playing field somewhat when it comes to finding a home at the right price. In some cases, this may mean expanding their search outside of their preferred neighborhoods. Buyers are also encouraged to work with a real estate agent who can act as an advocate throughout the buying process.

When a person finds a home that he or she likes, a showing should be scheduled immediately. Waiting even a few days in a seller's market could result in the house being off the market before the showing takes place. Buyers can find view homes using online tools to help determine whether a property is worth looking at in person. An online search can also help an individual find out what types of homes are available in their price range.

Those who are looking to make an offer on a home should make it as quickly as possible. However, buyers should also be ready to close when it is convenient for the seller. This could mean closing before a buyer's current home has been sold or refraining from adding other contingencies. Getting pre-approved for a loan can help individuals present stronger offers to sellers.

The process of buying residential real estate can be complex. It may be necessary to get the home inspected, get a mortgage and resolve title or other issues prior to close. An attorney may be able to help explain the process of buying a home and assist in resolving issues that may come up before a transaction becomes official. Legal counsel could also review contract terms with a buyer prior to close.

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