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Buyers… Be Prepared, Positive and WIN

As a home buyer, keeping a positive attitude can be challenging in what is currently a frustrating real estate market. Remaining positive is almost as difficult as getting your offer to stand out above the stack of others. Wouldn’t it be nice if the real world was just like some of these house hunting TV shows where you get to look at three homes, have time to chat, sip a cocktail, eliminate the two that are your least favorites, and then Voila, you’re a homeowner. Wow, you even purchased it for under the ask! Well, those days, at least for now, are not happening. Do not despair, and besides, that won’t get you anywhere.

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The Power of Crystals

Some may scoff at the notion that a simple citrine or amethyst crystal hanging around your neck or in your pocket could actually have some juice? This may be a way for you to connect spiritually or universally with the real estate gods while asking for strength, power, and luck to make a deal. No, I don’t carry or wear this type of instrument but heck… if it works for you who am I to judge?

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Good Old Fashioned Strategy

Are you prepared? Here are a few things I like to suggest to my clients when we begin our hunt. Be ready to pounce and pounce with pride. Have your pre-approval — not pre-qualification — letter up to date and in your agent’s hands. Proof of cash for down payment portion also ready. Try to find out what the seller likes to hear or see when the offer is being presented. If you can address the seller’s needs and wants within reason, do it. These are examples of how to strengthen your position in the pack.

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Resist the Temptation

Lately I’m seeing buyers do just about anything to win the bid. Sometimes waving things like inspections just to give the sellers confidence in their intentions. Inspections are very important. I would never suggest waving any inspection even if one was done just prior to listing. A good proactive way to add to your offer’s strength is to pre-schedule a home inspection at the earliest date available. Let the seller know that the date is locked and loaded. This may allow you to shorten the J-1 or inspection period. While we’re on the subject… do a full survey!

These are just a few suggestions on how to be best equipped for optimum success with your offer. Being fully prepared also helps keep a positive energy flowing. No guarantees and a few chants with a crystal can’t hurt. I hope this blog was helpful.

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Want to Know More?

I would be honored to speak with you about the best way to approach our market buying or selling here on the Big Island. Put my real estate experience to work for you. Please stay tuned to my blog and follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The links are at the top and bottom of this page.

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Emily T Gail

July 15, 2021

Ed … enjoyed seeing this column. Picked up a few good thoughts …

Look forward to crossing paths as we all get out and around town. Good memories of all the good things you have done in the community … aloha Emily T Gail

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