These days in Sacramento, it seems like every listing winds up getting multiple offers. Here’s how to make sure that yours gets accepted.

1. Make a clean offer. A lot of people assume that it’s the highest offer that gets accepted. While this is often the case, price is not the only thing that matters. Having the right terms and conditions can make the deal.

To get your offer looking good to a seller, try to be flexible. Adjust your conditions to the seller’s wish list. For example, if he wants to close right away, be able to accommodate.

2. Have your finances in order. Before you make an offer, be sure that all of your financial ducks are in a row. Get pre-approved for a loan, and stay in touch with your lender. That way, you’ll be ready to go by the time you find your new home.

3. Be ready. If you have your finances in shape and you’re ready, take the plunge by going to see properties as soon as they hit the market. Realtors can get you set up with automatic email notifications when properties matching your criteria hit the market. Don’t wait; look at properties as soon as you can. You’ll not only get to see the house and possibly make the first offer, you’ll get noticed by the seller and his agent for your motivation.

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