Purchasing a New Home in a Hot Real Estate Market? These 4 Tips Will Help You Succeed

Nick Bekker
May 27, 2021

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Principal & Sales Agent,

The Property Market in Brisbane right now:

If you are in the market for a new house and you are dealing with a buyer’s market, it can be very easy to find and close on a lovely house. On the other hand, in case you are looking for a house when the market is hot, you will most likely deal with bidding wars and may also end up losing your dream home to another buyer. We have outlined four tips that will assist you in succeeding during your house-hunting quest in a hot local real estate market.


Tip #1: Do Your Research Ahead Of Time

It is obvious that moving quickly is crucial in a hot market. If you ensure that you do your entire research before beginning the process, it will give you an edge later- particularly after finding the perfect dream home.


Tip #2: Get A Mortgage Pre-approval

 After finding your dream home, you may eventually learn that there are several other buyers who want to purchase the same house and have submitted bids. Then, it is important for you to demonstrate that your mortgage financing has been pre-approved. Therefore, pre-approved mortgage financing will help prove that you are keen on making a good purchase.


Tip #3: Be Ready To Pounce (But Don’t Be Hasty!)

When it comes to being serious, it is also important for you to remain prepped to go after the right listing. In a hot market, there will be many buyers. Needless to say, finding the right house and then, losing the opportunity to seal the deal due to unnecessary delays can be heartbreaking.


Tip #4: Small Sacrifices Are Okay

Lastly, close the deal may sometimes involve making small sacrifices. For instance, the seller might integrate certain special terms into the agreement. Regardless of the scenario, remember that your leverage is slightly lost in a hot market. Hence, a small sacrifice is acceptable in such cases.


Purchasing a house in a hot real estate market can be particularly challenging. However, with some amount of preparation, you can become the winning bidder. If you are all set to purchase your next home, especially at auction, check in with your agent the day before and get started on some of the paperwork needed on the day. You can register the day before and save yourself a bit of time come Auction day.

Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.

Happy house hunting!

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