House Bidding Wars 101: What You Need to Do to Win One

House Bidding Wars 101: What You Need to Do to Win One

When you’re buying your dream home, it’s most likely that you’ll have a lot of competitors for the same house. As much as possible, you need to avoid market seasons when everything is sold at high prices.

If you’re looking for a real estate property, you must take the opportunity when prices are down. However, it is inevitable to have competition against other buyers regardless of the season. That way, house sellers can increase the price of the house. You’ll need to have a strategy in order to win house-bidding wars. Here are some ways you can do that:

1) You Need to Know Your Budget

When you’re entering a bidding war, you must know how much you intend to invest in a house. Before you do that, you must know what you can get from the house and see what makes it different from other homes.

There’s a possibility that you might find a better property with better offers. However, if you really see that this house is worth buying, you must know how much money you need to win it. So prepare your budget, and see how much you can offer.

2) You Must Get Mortgage Pre-Approval

Even if you’re just intending to buy a house without joining a bidding war, you still need pre-approval for a mortgage. Pre-approval can help you determine how much you can afford for a house.  This will also convince the seller to sell the house since they can see how determined you are to buy the property, and they would be reassured that you have the ability to pay for it.

3) You Should Not Have Too Many Offer Conditions

Sellers want offers that are straightforward and clean to lessen complications during the process. It’s your responsibility as a buyer to offer the best conditions you can without it being too complicated. You need to please the seller, so you need to be flexible on when you want to close a deal. Additionally, high bidders also win, so you need to offer the best you can.

4) Build a Personal Connection to the Seller

Sellers probably have a lot of memories and emotional attachments to the home they’re selling. They likely want information about prospective buyers. As much as possible, find something that connects you to the seller. This could help convince the seller, and it can ease their mind that their home is being sold to the right person.


House bidding wars can be hectic, especially if the house you’re planning to buy is popular in the local market. You also need to check if the house is worth the money you intend to invest. Make sure to be prepared, and have the right strategy to approach sellers.

Are you looking for the perfect property as your home? Chris Low Realtor is the best real estate agent for your home hunting journey. I sell and buy residential, commercial, and farm real estate in Brandon and Virden, Manitoba. Partner up with me today!


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