There is a shortage of available homes in Knoxville’s sizzling real estate market, and homes with amenities like pools and home offices are even more rare.
Because of the steep competition to buy a house, local and out-of-state buyers are purchasing properties almost immediately after they’re listed. And buyers are often paying well over the asking price to seal the deal.
So when you find a house you want, what will make your offer stand out to sellers? Laura Slyman, owner of Slyman Real Estate, said it doesn’t just come down to money. Here’s her advice as a real estate agent with more than 20 years of experience.
Be ready to make an offer quickly
Houses are going fast, so it’s important to be the first, or at least one of the first, buyers to make an offer.
Some sellers might only offer 15-minute house tours for each prospective buyer, meaning decisions have to be made quickly and buyers have to be ready at all times.