Realistically, in most cases, cash is king. However, there are emotional sellers that positively respond to a personal touch in an offer. Here Bloomberg.com offers an interesting article on the different ways that buyers try to connect with sellers over more than money. Many things can go into a successful offer besides the dollars. Flexibility on terms, close of escrow, or even a love letter about the home to the seller. The Lamorinda real estate market is not an easy one to navigate, given the low inventory and multiple offer situations many buyers find themselves in. This is why it is so important to have an experienced realtor in your back pocket. A realtor who is capable of thinking outside the box, providing advice and recommending time tested strategies leading to a successful outcome. With our 27 years experience helping buyers and sellers navigate the local market and Chris Swim, the best negotiator in the area, we know Swim and Company can help you into a new home in Lamorinda or the greater Bay Area.