Looking to Buy a Home? Patience Is Key

In many real estate markets, potential homebuyers are struggling to find the perfect house – or really, any house – to buy this year. This is because we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which makes Des Moines real estate extremely competitive for buyers. However, if you work with an experienced realtor and are willing to wait a short while, there are great opportunities to be had. 

Housing Inventory Is Low – Be Patient! 

There continues to be a shortage of homes for sale at most price points. Many sellers postponed plans to list their properties amid the pandemic, but as we all move forward, new listings do continue to pop up. 

Because this market is so competitive, it’s imperative to be prepared. This means working with an experienced real estate agent who may know of potential homes for sale before they are officially listed on the MLS. It also means getting preapproved for a loan and preparing yourself to make an offer on the perfect home as quickly as possible. 

Home Buying Tips in a Sellers’ Market

  • Work with an experienced real estate professional. 
  • Get preapproved for a loan. 
  • Expand your search and criteria. 
  • Make your best offer first. 
  • Customize your offer to the seller. 

For more information on selling your home or buying a home in the Des Moines area, contact the Knickerbocker Real Estate Team.