Buy first and then Sell or Sell first and then Buy?
Generally speaking it can be easier if you sell first then buy. You will be flush with cash from the sale of your home. Another advantage is that you don't have to even contemplate a hardly acceptable contingent offer on a home you purchasing. Sellers in this healthy Seller's Market won't typically accept an offer contingent (or conditioned ) on the sale of your home. It's an unnecessary risk for them to take. It takes their home off market without any assurance yours will sell within the ascribed time lines in the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
Additionally when you have sold first you know to the cent how much you have to work with and it makes it so much more comfortable for you. No you don't have to get rental when you sell first or a motel room to live in while you find a home. Here's another advantage. If you purchase first you give yourself the privileged of being unrealistically picky. Once you have sold you need to find a place pronto! It encourages you to make decisions more expeditiously and not procrastinate. It like anything you make a plan and work the plan. So Here's how it might go:
First you meet with a Real Estate Broker that has been doing this for 16+ years. Second we discuss your needs and expectations, review together what the market has determined value to be on homes like yours. Yes if your home has the heavy duty nails we'll compare to homes that have heavy duty nails and account for every other nuance of your home to determine value. We can share with you data on how much you will net after tax, escrow fees, broker fees and title fees. You will understand what you may or may not need to do to maximize the value of your home in a sale. Develop a marketing plan and ascertain from market data the typical time on market including time to close after an accepted offer so you will know how to structure your purchase timeline on a home we find for you. We can help you find great mortgage lenders that can tell if you can purchase non contingent or do what's called a Bridge Loan or an equity line of credit of an existing property to use on purchase.
In 16+ yrs of service as a real estate broker I have never had anyone end up homeless. I have done it for many, many others and will happily provide a free consultation for you. Simply call, text or email to the number/email below.
The focus at Burger Professionals is to be the alpha standard of excellence in professional real estate services. This is accomplished by establishing a small boutique office of highly successful real estate professionals, dedicated to being the best of the best.
You may have heard the phrase that “90% of real estate transactions are handled by 10% of the agents”. While personally selling real estate, the leader and mentor to the highly successful Burger Professionals brokers, Doug Burger, ranked in the over 99.95 percentile in the nation for real estate transaction volume. His dedication to being among the best of the best is now a philosophy shared by any real estate broker chosen to be part of this unique real estate firm. The number of brokers is limited, by design. Only the most dedicated professionals are invited to work at Burger Professionals.
The dedicated and knowledgeable real estate brokers at Burger Professionals can provide you with the highly specialized information that you will need to make the right decision. It’s the combination of this unique market-knowledge, and excellent negotiating skills, that enable our brokers to get you the optimal price for any property you plan to sell or buy. We are proud of our brokers, and the reputation they have earned from their clients as among the best of the best.
As a real estate professional, one of the questions frequently encount
"Burger Professionals has done an excellent job in marketing and selling our house. As an out of state owner, we had to do everything by phone, fax, email, or Fed-Ex. They had to coordinate with my property manager, as well as a non-compliant rental tenant. Though this house was average, and was in rental history for six years, I am convinced that I got a fair market value for my home, and that it was done professionally and quickly. The whole team assisted with the processing, overcoming some difficulties concerning showing the house, complying with local laws for septic, lawsuits for siding, moisture intrusion, etc., and coordinating final repairs. Their explanations of the process, all over the phone or by e-mail, were excellent. Their photo of the home for ads was superb! "