In addition to planning ahead, a little creativity can go a long way when submitting an offer to purchase a new home, especially when inventory remains low amid intense buyer demand. Assuming your offer is competitive financially, here are a few more suggestions that will help you stand out to a seller.
Cash has always been the gold standard when evaluating competing offers; however, for most buyers, forgoing a mortgage isn’t an option. That’s why getting pre-approved is essential. With their exclusive Proper Approval program*, Proper Rate gives buyers an even bigger leg up by not only pre-qualifying an individual but approving and underwriting the mortgage ahead of time. This can be just as attractive as having cash in hand.