Along the traditional home-buying journey, there are a lot of hurdles between you and your dream home. Hurdle 1? Inventory. According to reports, housing inventory in 2018 was lower than 2017 across the U.S. And while some predict inventory will rise in 2019, the growth is focused on homes with out-of-reach listing prices.
At Bungalo, we make simple home buying not only possible, but a total delight—and that starts with availability. By offering exclusive listings and transparent information about our “coming soon” properties, Bungalo’s exclusive listings are on our site for an entire week before they’re listed on other platforms like MLS (Multiple Listing Service), Zillow or Realtor.com. Plus, Bungalo has a number of “coming soon” listings available to browse — complete with all the information you need (number of beds and baths, square footage, address) so you can spot your dream home before it comes to the market.
These advantages are crucial in a tight market with many buyers vying for a certain location or price point. Thanks to Bungalo, you’ll have a leg up on other home buyers from the start.
Exclusive Listings Help You Find Your Dream Home Before Someone Else Does
Nobody likes a packed open house — except for the seller, of course! Many buyers spend their weekends crammed in homes (most buyers look at somewhere between 10 and 50 properties on their search), navigating between other buyers and furniture, only to leave each house feeling defeated by the prospect of being outbid.
Bungalo’s exclusive listings remove the anxiety from the home tour. In order to get a view of our inventory, all you have to do is register on our platform. From there, we’ll send you an alert every time an exclusive hits the market you’re interested in. For a full week, you can schedule an easy self-tour ahead of other buyers who aren’t registered on Bungalohomes.com. This means room to tour homes at your pace, to take a deep breath and really picture yourself in your soon-to-be home.
With our exclusive listings, you’ll also have a headstart on the most competitive neighborhoods in your desired city, according to Chase T. Moore, Bungalo’s market lead in Tampa.
“There are a lot of highly desirable neighborhoods that people want to get into and nothing much is listed,” Moore says. “We help you find an available home in the area you are looking—before most everyone else.”
“Coming Soon” Listings Give You Back Time and Peace of Mind
Moving into in-demand neighborhoods faster isn’t just a perk of exclusives. Bungalo’s “coming soon” offering helps give you that advantage, too—and more.
Sign up on our digital platform, save any “coming soon” listing that interests you, and we’ll notify you when these homes hit the market. And don’t worry, our “coming soon” listings aren’t without the must-have details: address, square footage, and bed and bath count are viewable.
Here’s yet another benefit to “coming soon”: While you wait for these homes to become available to tour, you have time to get your financials in order so you can tour and make an offer even before the home moves to the MLS or another home search platform. Plus, Bungalo’s no-haggle pricing means that the first qualified person to make an offer at the asking price is the first offer reviewed and considered —there are no bidding wars.
Stress-Free, Starting with the Search
Your dream home doesn’t have to be a needle in a haystack. And it doesn’t have to take years to find. With Bungalo, we want you to realize your dream as quickly and as seamlessly as possible—providing you with a freshly renovated, move-in ready home without the headaches.
A 30-day (or even one week) head start in a competitive market makes all the difference. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by crowded open houses and diminishing inventory, Bungalo’s here to help. With our one-of-a-kind exclusive and “coming soon” offerings, the process is painless from day one.
This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as financial, tax, legal, real estate, insurance, or investment advice. Bungalo always encourages you to reach out to an advisor regarding your own situation.
*Same day pre-approval is contingent upon receipt of your required documents.