Buying Houses, Timing is Critical
Of course you want to shave a few bucks off your new property interest - you need to ensure that you get that house for the most affordable and reasonable cost possible, to make certain you've got tons of cash left over for improvements, alterations, furnishings, and those litlte particulars of property purchase... right? We, and other property investors have done some research that would imply that the most crucial part of getting a fantastic deal on your house is the time you make the deal.
Forget about being charismatic, a fantastic marketer, or anything else you think is important in getting the house owning seller to accept your bid and concentrate on the timing. Just about all real estate professionals will imply that offering in the absolute lowest aspect of the real estate marketplace - the lower the temperature (yes, the temperature) the better the chance you have of getting your offer accepted. Lots of men and women appear to target their property searches for early spring, sadly, this is widely considered the summit of the real estate market: the most unlikely time to the lowball bid to be accepted.
Robert Irwin, the famed real estate writer and investor has suggested that the period between Christmas and New Year's Day are the most suitable time for you to make a lowball offer. Investors and other buyers are on holidays, or have forgotten about their property investing for the time being while the sellers are still awaiting their houses to sell.
Many sources indicate this"seasonal occurrence" is only truly evident in places with large temperature fluxes during time, implying that the colder the weather, the less people out searching for houses: for one reason or another. In Florida, or some of the warmer property markets, this fever phenomenon is irrelevant, and will likely not be evident.
Irrelevant in this scenario, though is that closing week of this year, between Christmas and New Year's. If it is not too long of a delay, you may want to wait till then for the submission of your offer.