Is it Better to Buy or Sell First

  • First questions my clients ask is should I buy first or sell first when moving

  • The answer is not straightforward

  • Whether buy first or sell first - still will be stressful

  • If buy first, have the stress of selling before taking possession of the home that you purchased.

  • Also the uncertainty of selling for enough money to afford the new home

  • If you sell first, you are under the gun to buy a home and moving before you have to give up your home you just sold.

  • When is it advantageous to sell first.  

  • When you are moving from an area with a stronger market to a weaker market.  Stronger negotiating position.

  • When advantageous to buy first. When you are moving into a strong market with less choice and you want to make sure that you can find the right home.

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