Our client Serena won the bid on a $210,000 condo in Torrance (against 4 other offers) because she promised to remove contingencies quickly and close in 21 days. And SHE DID.
She applied on July 1st and is able to fund on July 20th –yes, even with the loss of a business day on July 3rd.
She also won the bid because her Realtor has a great reputation and “plays well with others”. Be sure that you chose a competent supportive Realtor with a good reputation, and a lender who can perform and communicates often.
We do that because we know that leaving the seller’s Realtor in the dark will count against you if an item in the contract needs to be negotiated.