Should You Buy First, Sell First, or Do Both at the Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time is tricky, but it can be done. Here’s how you can accomplish the feat.

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Today our topic is how to buy and sell a home at the same time. A lot of homeowners are unsure of whether they should buy first and then sell or sell first and then buy when they need to do both. The best way to handle this situation is by completing both transactions simultaneously, although that can be tricky. If you can financially afford to do so, the least stressful method is to buy your new home first, then sell your current one. If finances are a concern, you may want to list your home first, find a buyer, then focus on your own purchase.

Today's buyers will pay more money and
offer more favorable terms for your home.

Right now, in the summer and early fall markets, you will have a much better chance at getting more flexible terms from a buyer. A lot of buyers looking today don’t need to move into their property right away, so they can either give you a fall closing or an immediate closing with a leaseback option that will put cash in your pocket now.

The key to selling your home quickly is pricing competitively. With my appraisal background, our team is very accurate at doing this. We also make sure that your home is show-ready by utilizing professional stagers, professional photography, and proactive, targeted marketing.
I’d love to share all the details with you. If you’re thinking of buying and/or selling a home anytime in the near future, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

How Hurricane Season Actually Impacts Buyers and Sellers

Are you concerned about how hurricane season might impact your buying or selling goals? If so, I have an important message to share with you today.

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Today’s subject is not one of my favorites, but it is important nonetheless. I am talking about hurricanes, which have become a hot topic in the media as we enter hurricane season.

Buyers and sellers alike have been asking a lot of questions lately about what to expect from hurricane season. Specifically, people are wondering what they should do. They want to know how hurricane season may impact their real estate goals. Well, allow me to shed some light on this.

Sellers have two choices. They can either hold on to their property through the season or list now. When it comes to purchasing real estate, today’s buyers are not concerned about the storms. They are much more focused on finding the right home and enjoying our fabulous Florida weather through the winter. In other words, now is an excellent time to sell. Inventory is down and demand is up.

If you are thinking of buying or selling,
now is still a fantastic time to do so.

If you are a buyer yourself, then I have good news for you as well. Whether you are looking to spend your winters in our sunny state or are interested in relocating here permanently, it is still a great time to move. Locals here will tell you that we tend to quickly recover from issues such as wind and rain during hurricane season. Overall, you’re sure to love life here in sunny Southwest Florida.

So if you are thinking of buying or selling, now is still a fantastic time to do so. If you have any other questions, would like more information, or would like my team’s help in accomplishing your real estate goals, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Should You Sell Your Southwest Florida Home Now?

Is now the time to sell your home? I have evidence that says you probably should.

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Everyone wants to know why buyers are getting off the fence in purchasing homes and how it effects our current market. Should you sell this SUMMER? Should you wait until FALL?

There are many reasons that selling in our current market may be considerably better than waiting. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. Families with children want to get in and close before the new school year.

2. Northerners that sold their homes will want to buy a home like yours.

3. Locals are buying before they get too busy for the season.

4. Snowbirds are looking to buy property now so that they can return in the fall.

5. Summer is when the European and Canadian buyers travel and want to buy.

More homes sell in the rest of the country this time of the year and buyers are out there. Now is a perfect time to list as the third quarter is starting off with a BANG!

Currently we are seeing less inventory on the market—a great thing for sellers. Many of your neighbors have left and taken their homes off the market. Low inventory means a higher sale price.

Classic supply and demand means that you can get a better price today because there
is low inventory.

Lastly, buyers can take advantage of a very low rate right now to buy your home. Anyone getting a mortgage wants to secure it now, as the interest rates are projected to rise two more times by the end of the year, which means it’s an excellent time for you to be on the market. This means that many buyers are getting off the fence and making their purchases today so they can take advantage of the low rate.

Do not miss your opportunity to capture the high demand. If you are looking to sell, now is the time to get on the market.

If you are thinking about selling your home now, please contact me. I am happy to help you.