Hello there and thanks in advance for all of your expertise. I am a first-time buyer and have the cash in bank. It seems that this is preferable and might help to make an offer more attractive. I see the posts such as "how to buy..." etc. which give good advice. We spoke to an agent who said it didn't matter at all if we are paying cash. Is this just her part of the game? Are there things we can reference to show her we know that's not true? I hate playing games, but don't want to get ripped off.