No matter where you live: McKinney, Dallas, Plano, Allen, Pilot Point … when people find the house that they want to call home, they will do some pretty awesome things to get it. This information above is available from Trulia. More than 30% of people who have found the home of their dreams will offer more than the asking price. In this market I have seen some shocking bid wars when it comes to that special home. To sweeten the pie just a bit, a buyer may offer to pay the sellers closing costs. I have seen clients also write personal letters to the seller explaining about their family, how much they love the house, how they will take good care of it, etc. Sometimes this works in a bid war. Buyers have been known to ask family for cash to bring up their down payment or just go all in with a cash offer. Some will even go so far as to remove all contingencies.
When it comes to the home of our dreams, sometimes you just have to go for it.