First Look for Fannie Mae Homes

Fannie Mae's First Look is designed to provide neighborhood stabilizing entities—owner occupants, public entities, non-profits and similar organizations—a "first look" at Fannie Mae homes. Under this policy, Fannie Mae will only consider offers from owner occupants and buyers using public funds during the First Look marketing period, typically the first 20 days a property is listed on If the property is still for sale after the First Look Marketing period expires, investor offers may be submitted and will be considered. Properties in the First Look marketing period will have a timer with the number of days remaining on the property details page. Ask a Fannie Mae listing broker for more information.

If you are concerned that the First Look marketing period is not being handled appropriately on a particular property, please contact the Fannie Mae Resource Center immediately at 1-800-7FANNIE (1-800-732-6643) and raise the issue.