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When inventory is low, it can be extremely challenging to find and buy the right home. If you are trying to buy a home on a sellers market, there are a variety of steps you can take to place yourself in the best position possible to close on a home.

Set a budget and stick to it.

This is without question one of the most important steps a buyer must take prior to their home search. There are a variety of factors to consider when formulating a budget, such as income levels, lifestyle, number of children, amount of existing debt, etc. Most people have an idea of how much they want to spend on their next home; however many do not actually sit down and crunch the numbers. Once you have arrived at your budget, it is important to understand you must stick to your budget. It is easy to get caught up with your emotions when buying a home and pay more than you can really afford.

Be ready to make a decision on a home.

The best way to give yourself a competitive advantage over the competition is to be prepared to move forward with an offer at any given moment. In addition to having a set budget, you should also do your due diligence by getting pre-approved so you and the sellers know how much of a loan you qualify for. In real estate, you do not always have the luxury of taking your time to think decisions over. You need to be ready to act when the right opportunity presents itself.

Bid competitively if you are serious.

While this is not true in all cases, you must be prepared to bid competitively in a tight real estate market. You may only have one opportunity to throw out a bid, so you think the home is worth it to you. It may be the case where you bid right at the top of your budget to help ensure you get the home.

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