I can understand that people like to keep their eye on the market and aren’t necessarily looking to buy when they’re looking at opens. Though the ones that are active in the market who haven’t prepared themselves to a point where they can make an offer, well those are the ones that get hurt.
Buying a property is one of the biggest decisions you will make in a lifetime, you may make it multiple times throughout the course, but even then so, it’s still a huge decision. Not preparing yourself from the moment you decide to buy is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
Always be able to at least make an offer on that perfect property the moment it comes by, hindsight would be a beautiful thing they say and at best, it really sucks. Though if you’re looking back and it comes down to you not being able to buy due to preparation, we’ll believe me that’s another level of pain altogether.
Just make sure that you get the first bit right, get your finance in place and ready to go. From there you can make offers confidently, don’t spend more than you can and add whatever conditions you need to your offer to satisfy your needs. Get this right every time and you’ll always be able to grab the property of a lifetime.