If you are a home owner who is contemplating a move to a larger or smaller home; or if job opportunities, family needs or retirement plans are forcing you to relocate; your biggest concern is apt to be timing. If you’re like most people, you’ll be relying on the proceeds from the sale of your current home to finance the purchase of your new home. When simultaneously buying and selling a home in today’s mercurial housing market, timing is everything. Unfortunately, getting all your ducks – appraisals, loan approvals, title searches, closing dates, etc. -- to line up in a nice neat row can be a Herculean task, one that takes the experience, knowledge, resources and dedication of a top-notch Destin Realtor.
Choosing a highly-experienced Destin real estate agentto orchestrate a simultaneous home sale and purchase is the key to success. A top Destin/South Walton Realtor will have the skills and resources to connect buyers and sellers quickly, keep the paperwork on track to ensure timely closings, and find creative solutions if problems do arise. There are also a number of things home owners can do to ensure the success of a simultaneous buy/sell arrangement:
Nail down your finances. Price your current house realistically. Get your loan pre-approved so you know how much you can spend on a new house.
Take care of maintenance and repair issues on your current home to remove any impediments to its sale.
Start packing so you can move quickly if you need to.
Make a list of must-have features and start shopping for your new home.