Buying in the South Lake Tahoe market right now is tremendously competitive. You must expect to be one of multiple offers and that houses are going for more than asking price right now. While being rushed into making a decision to buy a home isn’t ideal – this goes back to being prepared and starting with your agent.
When a house you like hits the MLS that checks the boxes on your wish list, you’ll want to make arrangements to tour it as soon as possible and then make a decision on whether or not you want to move forward almost immediately. You and your agent can work together to help your offer be more competitive. But the strategy can vary from house-to-house so communication with your agent is key.