Tips for Winning a Bidding War, According to Realtors

  • With how frenzied the real estate market is right now, a bidding war is almost a given.
  • Realtors shared how to make an offer stand out, from waiving contingencies to offering to rent back.
  • One realtor noted that writing a thoughtful letter can sway a seller in your favor.
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In California, one $400,000 house got 122 offers in a single weekend. In Pennsylvania, buyers are putting in upwards of 20 offers, only to be outbid every time. And in upstate New York, sellers are turning around on buyers at the last second and accepting a higher offer

This is the ultra-competitive real estate market in the US right now. 

Insider spoke with eight real estate agents from across the country who all described a hectic…

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