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How to score your dream house!

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

The ultimate guide to striking while the iron is hot

4339 Clagett Road, University Park, 4 beds, 2 full baths, 2 half baths

photo courtesy Bright MLS

When this beautiful house hit the market in University Park, my phone started ringing off the hook! It had everything: size, charm, impeccable is the kind of house that people wait years to find.

People were clamoring to tour the house! Including our clients who ultimately wrote the winning offer that beat all of the competition.

Our clients had been touring houses for years, patiently waiting for the house that ticked all the boxes. But patience was not enough for them to leap into action when the right house appeared. They were prepared for everything they needed to write a bullet-proof offer and won.

You too can be ready to buy the right house at the right time by following these three key pieces of advice:

1. Talk to a mortgage professional

You need to know your options. Right now, it is nearly impossible to buy a house anywhere along the Route 1 corridor with a home sale contingency. This means that you need to be able to purchase a new house without needing to sell the house that you currently own. Find out if may be able to carry two mortgages until you can sell your house or that you will rent your current house.

2. Get ready

If there is any deferred maintenance on your house, get it done now. If you wait until the last minute, then you might find yourself stuck waiting on a contractors schedule right at the moment that you need to sell or rent your house.

3. Create your list of must-haves

A move is a lot of work and expense. Take some time to consider what it would really take for you to go through that trouble. If you create a comprehensive list of must-haves, then you will know for sure when the right house hits the market and you will be ready to act without hesitation.

You don’t need to figure this out by yourself

Contact me today at or 240-413-4141. Let's talk about what you need and how I can help you locate that perfect house. We will develop a strategy to position you as the top offer when the right house comes along.

Who am I and how can I help you?

I'm Tamara Beauchard - realtor, architect

As a top-performing realtor, I handled nearly $16 million in real estate transactions this past year. I stay on top of the market to ensure that you are confident about the price and the process from our first meeting to the settlement table. My experience in the design and construction industry means that we can talk about renovations and improvements that will both beautify your home and improve its resale value.

photograph credit: Juliette Fradin


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