As the housing market heats up, an increasing number of home seekers are losing out on home price bids. Experts explain that the higher bid may not always be the best offer, and offer tips on how you can better your chances of winning a bidding war. Sellers don’t want to waste time, and an offer that may be lower but make the transaction easier and faster may be accepted over a higher bid. A few tips that may improve the chances of your offer being accepted over another offer are: Pay with cash as the sale will seem more immediate and grab the seller’s attention, try to be smart and flexible with contingencies, and quickly place your bid so you will have a better chance of being the first bidder. More here