Today's housing market is a whole different playing field than it was just a few years ago. Low inventory in Central Ohio real estate is resulting in quick and multiple offers for home sellers.
For sellers, this is great news. You might even get several offers over listing price! However, for buyers, it means lots of competition and high prices.
Get your ducks in a row.
Securing financing before you start house hunting will save you so many headaches. This will help sellers take you more seriously, and put you in a strong position to act quickly when you find your dream home.
Give yourself plenty of time, but move fast.
It might take longer to find a home due to bidding wars and houses literally flying off the market. If you are on a deadline to find a house, you better get started. However, when you find something you like, be prepared to act quickly.
Don't lowball offers.
This doesn't mean you can't get a good deal. However, if you find something you like, be prepared to present your BEST offer if it's listed at (or around) fair market value.