Should I Sell First & Then Buy, Or Vice-Versa?

By Shayne Bowen

The decision you need to make is this: Decide whether you want to sell your home first and then buy a new one, or vice versa.

This decision is quite important. Far too many times I've seen clients make unfortunate decisions and waste significant sums of money due to making an ill-advised decision on this question.

There are pros and cons regarding which to do first.

However, it's unequivocally true that the clients who are most experienced in real estate virtually always sell their current home first, and then buy a new one.

The most experienced buyers sell their current homes before buying a new one. But they do so with a "release clause" that allows them to CANCEL the escrow on their current home if they are not successful at locating a suitable new home.

By doing it this way, they are able to get the best of both worlds:

I've applied the steps above in my own real estate purchases. They work, and they are the smart way to go. 

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