You’ve had a long day at work and you’ve been actively searching for a home on your own for a couple of months. You finally take a few minutes to review the property search you’ve set up for yourself on one of those big search sites and THERE IT IS!!! You’re dream home is on the market, the pictures are awesome, it doesn’t back up to a power tower or train track, and it has all the features you want. Not to mention, it’s in your price range. Instantly, you’re in overdrive and you make a decision to contact the listing agent to make an appointment. And then you wait, tick tock. No response. The next day you call and come to find out…it’s already under contract. You’re heartbroken and frustrated. Have you heard this story before? It’s a seller’s market and dream homes are selling quickly. Tip of the day: Hire an experienced REALTOR to help you avoid this scenario and find your dream home. It really can be just that easy.