The Best Strategies For Winning A Bidding War

In a today’s market, buyers have to compete for available homes. That means, finding ways to make your offer stand out from others. Put simply, you can’t expect to win a bidding war, if you aren’t prepared to offer more than the next buyer. However, it’s not just a matter of offering more money – though that’s certainly part of it. There are other strategies as well, like waiving contingencies or promising a faster close. How you approach making your offer can be the difference between disappointment and purchasing your dream home. So what’s the best strategy for winning a bidding war? Well, according to one recent analysis an all-cash offer improves a buyer’s chances by 290 percent. This isn’t surprising. It also isn’t an option for most home buyers. The second most effective strategy was waiving the financing contingency, which protects the buyer in case they aren’t able to secure a mortgage in time. But while it may improve your chances by 66 percent, it has its risks, including losing your earnest money deposit. Other popular strategies – including escalation clauses and waiving the inspection – are less risky but also less effective. Mostly, though, that’s due to the fact that they’re more common in a seller’s market, where buyers are trying to outmaneuver each other. (source)

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Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor. Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner. Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!

Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida. These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.

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Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.

Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.

One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!

Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.