How much cash matters in a bidding war

By Tim Glaze | HousingWire

When there’s a bidding war, cash is king. And a recent Redfin study confirmed that it’s the only sure-fire way to win that dream house in a market this crazy.

Homebuyers who offer all-cash improve their chances of winning a bidding war by 290%, per Redfin’s study of clients buying homes between June 2020 and February 2021. And waiving the financing contingency is the second-most effective bidding-war strategy, Redfin officials said – improving homebuyers’ odds of winning by 66%.

Interestingly, Redfin data showed waiving the inspection contingency and conducting a pre-inspection – meaning the buyer conducted an inspection before making an offer – had no significant impact on whether a prospective buyer wins a bidding war.

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