In this fast moving market sellers are receiving multiple offers, sometimes more than list price. Here are some tips to make your offer stand out! First, get pre-qualified BEFORE you start to look. A strong qualification with a reputable lender will let sellers know you are financially strong and qualified. Second, structure your contract with as few concessions as possible. Sellers are looking at their bottom line! Third, if you're serious about the home consider offering a larger amount of due diligence. If other offers are comparable to yours this may give you an edge. Fourth, if you have a home that must be sold, strongly consider selling your home first. This may be difficult, but in multiple offer situations sellers are more likely to accept an offer that does not require a buyer who must sell their existing home. Finally, be ready! Have your Realtor set you up on an automated MLS search. This means you are getting the most current information on new listings! Find a home you love? Don't wait, see it as soon as possible and be ready to MAKE THAT OFFER!