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Should sellers buy or sell first?

February 25, 2020

Should sellers buy or sell first?
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for joining me today!
So, let’s get to todays question. Should sellers buy or sell first? The answer to the question is to talk to a lender. If the lender says you can buy first, then that’s what most sellers do. If you must sell first. Then do that! And then buy! Let me give you two stories from past clients to help you better understand!
Buying first!
Joe and Barb were and awesome couple that wanted to buy first and then sell. They simple called their lender and found out that they could buy first! Now like most sellers. They had already had a good idea what they wanted. They had already picked out 5 or 6 homes. I suggested that they narrow it down to the top three. We went out the next day and they bought their dream home! The following week I sat down with the them at their house and there were some things that they wanted to do before they put their house on the market. Have the carpets cleaned, paint the front door, I think they also wanted to change out the kitchen countertops. It was something that they had planned on doing forever and they knew now was the time to do it! We launched their house on the market on a Wednesday. With the understanding that they would not be accepting any offers until after the open house on Saturday. That Saturday at a bout 6:30 we got and offer they absolutely loved. And I couldn’t have been happier for them! They were done with the entire buying selling process in no time!
Selling First!
Mike and Janet were another great couple I recently worked with. But in their situation, they found out from the lender that they needed to sell first. No problem! We met and talked on how they could put their house in the best light before we launched onto the market. There were some honey do items that they hired a handyman to do. Had the carpets cleaned and we were ready to launch!
They launched onto the market, I believe on a Thursday, so we again told buyers that they wouldn’t be accepting any offers until noon on that coming Sunday. Of course, buyers were able to put their offers in before then. We again ran a very successful open house on Saturday! I did suggest that they get their pre-approved that Friday so we would be ready to buy their dream home on Sunday. They also, like most sellers, had the three houses they wanted to look at and buy already saved in their search!
Sunday came. And they were blown away by the offers they got! They accepted the best one! And we then went out that Sunday evening and they bought their dream home! It was just that simple! So, when deciding if you should buy first or sell first. All you need to do is talk to your lender!
Who do you know wanting to sell now to take advantage of this hot market were having? Maybe you! Either way. Have them call or text my private number 618-210-2451 so they can have great success in selling! Until next time! Make it a great day!

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