What Should You Do First – Buy or Sell?


What Should You Do First—Sell or Buy?

If you already own a home, you’re probably struggling with this basic question: what do I do first, buy the home that I want, or sell my existing home? And the answer is as individual as you are. Generally, most real estate professionals would advise you to list your present home and shop for your new home simultaneously. However, depending on the market and/or your individual needs, you may want to consider an alternative. In a very robust real estate market, a home could sell within a few days of listing. So if you have very specific criteria for your new home with regard to location, size, views, age, etc., in a competitive market you may want to begin searching for and buying that home first before you sell your existing home.

Talk with a Mather Company Agent regarding your own personal situation. They can help guide and advise you on the best possible strategy for buying a new home and selling your current home.