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The First Step When Selling Your Home and Buying the Next

When you’re buying and selling a home at the same time, do you know what comes first?

The first step is getting your current house on the market. You need to get it listed because there’s no sense in looking at homes, falling in love with one, making an offer, and seeing the seller decline your offer because your home isn’t even listed yet.

Why would they do that? Put yourself in the seller’s shoes. If you had your home up for sale, you wouldn’t accept an offer from a buyer who didn’t have their home for sale and risk missing out on all of the other motivated buyers.

When your home is for sale, you’ll be able to gauge the interest. Once you have an offer, you can go out and look at homes and then think about writing offers. Make the offer contingent on the sale of your home, if that’s necessary. Your agent should be able to coordinate good closing terms on both the selling of your current home and the purchase of your new one.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Georgia or South Carolina, give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to speak with you!

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