If you live somewhere like Austin TX, Miami, etc. and you're struggling to find a decent house that doesn't have a bidding war, try this: Send out your own direct mailers to the neighborhood you wanna buy in!
If it helps Basic Bitch Chris avoid bidding wars, it can work for you. 😉
Here's a random example of a site you can use to make and ship your own real estate post cards. Just google it, I bet there are tons more!
Canva has real estate post card templates too!