I’m sure you’re like all the agents on my team and fighting hard for your clients to get offers accepted in this insane market. When you’re up against 20, 30, or, even 50 other offers, it can be tough. In this post, I’m sharing with you five new strategies to get your offers accepted quicker in this insane market.
1. Cover Letters
There is a lot of success with these. When you send the offer, don’t send a bunch of PDFs. It’s way too much work for the recipient to deal with. What we like to do is send it all as one big PDF but summarize it and give it a cover letter. Using a cover letter makes the job easier for them. It puts all the information in one place and makes all these documents easier to digest. You can use emojis, be a little relatable, but be concise. Remember, they should know that there’s another human being behind this and not another pushy agent.
2. Write a great email
he goal is to stand out and be relatable. You can use emojis, have fun, and make your email stand out from the rest. Mention any commonalities you have with the agent. Maybe you worked together in the past or went to the same school. Mention that! They will probably remember how smooth your interactions were. Try to mention anything that helps them get to know you better.
3. Order two appraisals
This is an expensive option, but if you’re worried about the appraisal coming in low, you could use two lenders and get two different appraisals to cover the difference if any. Again, it’s an expensive option, but for the right deal it could work wonders.
4. Check the docs tab in MLS
Get every bit of info you can. See what the offering party wants you to do. Something as simple as following instructions can really help you stand out. When being the buyer’s agent, I would listen to whatever listing agents are saying right now. Know what hoops they want you to jump through and get your buyers offer seen.
5. Reach out
I’m always happy to help. You can book an appointment to schedule a call. I’d be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have.