Planning ahead is important. I work with my clients to make improvements that will impress buyers. Making the most basic upgrades will impact how quickly you will sell your house. I guide you and give you a list of trusted contractors that can help. Planning early is critical so you can get on their schedule.
If you need to improve your current home, get current with what buyers are looking for. Go to open houses of homes comparable to yours. Whether you agree with HGTV or not, buyers watch Property Brothers and Flip or Flop and are expecting these looks!
Educate yourself on how to buy first, then sell. Inventories are very low so you will have to find the home you want first. Before approaching a lender, establish an equity line of credit using your current home as collateral. I can suggest a few lenders who will advise, educate, and guide you through the buy-then-sell process.
In this market, sellers don’t like to take an offer with a buyer-to-sell existing home contingency. Sometimes a post-occupancy agreement (rent back) or coinciding settlements can be negotiated. I can help you through this process!
I have guided many clients through this situation successfully. One of my transactions was a three-way: My seller sold their house and bought another at the same time. The person buying my seller’s house was selling their home. All were veterans and had loans. It took quite a bit of maneuvering but it all settled on time.