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How to time your move

Your job is moving you across the country and your first day is in a month. The great news is you are getting a new job and a new place to explore! The part that can be overwhelming is that you have an established home where you are now. How do you get the house ready, marketed, and closed, and find a new home in your new city and time that closing so you can move from one house to the other?

So the first call you should make is to a Realtor so they can advise you on the things to do to get market ready ASAP. They can refer you to handymen, cleaning people, and other professionals to help get your home market-ready. Since I train agents all across the country to use the same strategies I do, we can even refer you to a fabulous agent in their new area. Before you get a contract, you should be talking with an agent in your new location and start looking at some houses online so you can get familiar with the market. If you need the funds from the sale of this home to buy the next one, know that could take 30-45 days from when the contract is signed before you officially close escrow.

If you can comfortably tackle two payments financially you can go ahead and buy the new place and move even if the old house hasn’t sold. BUT, if you do need the cash there are ways to work around the timing issues. Seller’s leaseback, Buyer’s lease before closing, extending a closing date, and finding a short-term rental are a few of your options. There are lots of ins and outs and anything can happen when you are buying and selling real estate. An experienced agent can help you navigate the whole process with ease. Reach out to my team and we will give you all the resources you need to make your relocation as seamless as possible, just give me a call!