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Getting Your Home

know that a home will, generally speaking, be sold for more today than it would have sold for a year ago. Remember, there are sellers who are trying to “push” the market to get more than their home is worth, and there are brokers who will “buy” a listing by telling the seller they can get any price they want. So again, it is important to have chosen a good broker, one who will automatically show you property listings comparable to the one you are interested in which sold recently, and who can tell you if a particular property is overpriced or, as occasionally happens, underpriced. Remember when something is underpriced, and the home fits your needs, you need to act quickly. Make sure your Realtor® checks new listings every day, and you may be the next buyer who is the only one to see the property. It only takes quick, smart action, and you could own that bargain. It is also common in a hot market for buyers to lose one, two, or more properties before they get realistic about their offers. It is not smart to make a low offer when your Realtor® has determined the showing activity has been brisk, or competing offers are either in or coming in. Beware, some listing brokers will often use the ploy of a competing offer to get you to raise yours, so you cannot always believe it. Then again, a property can sit on the market for an extended period of time with no offers and have two or more submitted about the same time. Even on properties we have listed, we have seen it happen often enough to know it is not necessarily a conspiracy. It is important to have a feel for the market, to know the relative market value of the home you want to purchase and to make an offer that is reasonable to the market.

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How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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