In what appears to be one of the hottest real estate markets in over 20 years it can sometimes be a challenge for today's buyers to nab a property. So what can you do to get the house you want? First be sure and have your ducks in a row. Have your lender preapproval letter. Have your downpayment and cash to close. Be prepared to offer full price if you and your agent determine the value is there.

Occassionally, there are properties we know about BEFORE they hit the market. If you have told us the area you want and your parameters...we can make it happen. Most recently, we helped some buyers purchase a home in North Oak Cliff BEFORE it hit MLS. Had they waited until it went in...there might have been some competition.

It's also important you have a realtor that's paying attention to what your are looking for and the everchanging market.