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ORLANDO, Fla. — For months, we’ve heard stories of struggles to buy a home, including buyers being outbid by cash offers tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

But experts say there are some things you can do to make your offer stand out.

Newlyweds Anne Marie and Cameron McMullen spent months living in a house-hunting nightmare.​ The housing supply is low and demand is high, making for one of the most competitive real estate markets Central Florida has ever seen. The couple said they put in an offer $50,000 over the asking price and were still turned down.