How to Break Into the Seattle Market

Three great tips to help you buy real estate in the Seattle market.

Let’s talk about breaking into the Seattle market. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or it’s your first time buying in Washington, the learning curve of a seller's market can be steep. What do you need to do to succeed?

1. Find an agent who is knowledgeable about this market. You want someone skilled at imparting that knowledge to you. At the end of the day, you are the decision maker for this home purchase. It's important that your agent can equip you with the information and confidence to make the right decisions for your household.

"Knowing what you can expect ahead of time will help you feel more confident."

2. Work with a good lender. A good lender can make or break a deal. Also, they can help you establish your budget and set goals for your cash on hand. A lender who is accessible by phone for the listing agent and can get a pre-approval letter out on a Sunday afternoon will go a long way to having your offer accepted, particularly over other offers.

3. Have a good understanding of the process. Also, know the strategies you might use for getting your offer accepted. Knowing what you can expect ahead of time will help you feel more confident when you're assembling a competitive offer, especially if it's a multiple-offer bid or if you’re in multiple rounds of negotiation. It's great to have emotional and mental clarity for making those decisions.

If you have any questions or want more information about breaking into the Seattle market, you can get in touch with me by phone call or email. I look forward to hearing from you.

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