NEW SERIES: "Ask The Realtor" - Submitting Creative Bids During The Spring Market Frenzy!

Hi guys! I'm so excited to be rolling out this new series, "Ask The Realtor". I'll be partnering up with my friend and realtor, Kim Douglas who will be sharing some great tips, advice and even actual client experiences that we can all relate to! 

If you did not already know, I work with MANY clients who are in that transition period whether they're preparing to move or have just moved. Let's be real for a minute here, no move is ever enjoyable. Am I right?! Sure, a new home can be so exciting but there are a lot all of things that can be so incredibly overwhelming. And sometimes one of the most stressful things can be found right at the start of it all, when you're trying to win over the seller's hearts and hear those sweet words..."offer accepted".

Today Kim is sharing some helpful tips that might just be exactly what's missing when submitting bids in today's extremely competitive market. Read on to hear what she has to say!

It's that time of year again. The spring market is in full swing and crowds of buyers are fighting over their dream house - or at least the closest thing to it, considering this year's nationwide inventory shortage isn't leaving many options. This means higher prices, more competition and multiple offers!

Buyers are putting forth their strongest submissions - cash offers, over-asking, quick closings, no contingencies, etc. But creativity can help your offer stand out in a competitive market. Buyers are inspired to win over the seller's emotional side. Here are a couple home-buying trends for beating out the competition in a crazy spring market:

Love Letters
While they've been around for a while, they're getting a lot more popular, being used by buyers as a last-ditch effort to win. Most letters talk about favorite design choices the seller incorporated, plans to raise the family and proclamations that the home is "the one" after a long and tough home search.

Buyer-Crafted Videos
These are a little newer but can come off a little more personal than handwritten letters, because sellers will feel like the potential buyer is talking directly to them.

According to REALTOR® Magazine, a couple recently won a bid on their dream home by making a music video to "Our House," which just so happened to be the song the sellers sang to each other when they first lit the fireplace in their home. The connection instantly won the sellers over, beating out another offer that was $20,000 over the buyers' submission. 


Thanks for reading!

Candace XO


cover photo by Landis Brown on Unsplash