There are many tips and tricks that you’ll come across when buying a house, however, sometimes even the most unconventional tips might be the difference between having your offer accepted or rejected. From writing letters to a strong offer amount, waiving inspections and more, one of the easiest, and often not thought of ways to get your offer accepted is simply to chat with the neighbors.
How Does Talking to the Neighbors Make a Difference When Buying a House?
Talking to the neighbors may not seem like a practical strategy when it comes to buying a house, however, you’d be surprised at how much it can truly help. If you aren’t given the chance to say hello or introduce yourself, even if you see a neighbor heading out to run errands, mowing their lawn, grabbing the mail etc. a smile, nod and wave are still great ways to show the neighbors you hope to be a part of the neighborhood’s community. Chances are that the neighbors know the sellers. How does this help? Well, if you make a good impression on the neighbors, then they’ll likely mention it to the sellers making your offer look better than the others.
A neighborhood is one of the biggest factors when considering a home, and nobody wants grumpy neighbors moving in next door and ruining the neighborhoods vibe. Because many homeowners in the neighborhood want to keep their neighborhood friendly and inviting, they will more than likely put in a good word with the sellers, mentioning offers from potential buyers who they felt would be a great addition to the neighborhood and likewise, might give negative feedback on anyone who made a negative first impression.
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While it isn’t necessarily considered a for-sure way to get your offer approved over another, when it comes to buying a house, you’ll want to try and use as many tactics as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on your dream home. With the help of your realtor®, befriending the neighbors, and writing a strong offer, you may be surprised to see that even in today’s world, a little bit of kindness can go a long way and allow you to enjoy your new home for many years to come.
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