A question I often get from people is how they can manage to sell their Cobb County home and move into another one without too much hassle or worry. I have devised six steps that you can take in order to avoid temporary housing, which would be very stressful for you and your family.
- As soon as we put your home on the market, meet with one of our buyer specialists who can direct you to suitable homes that match your needs and financial limitations. It will be helpful to start searching for homes to purchase as soon as we get yours on the market in order to avoid you having to use temporary housing.
- Keep 3-5 contenders in your back pocket at all times. This way, when your home goes under contract, you have viable options for yourself and you won't be scrambling for a place to live.
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage when you go to buy the next home (check out our latest video about this subject), because this will definitely make you stand out as a good home buyer.
- Don't fall in love with any one particular house. When time is of the essence, you'll need to act quickly if a home you like is purchased by someone else, you need to be able to pick another. Also, your will power in negotiations will be negatively affected if you have too strong of an emotional attachment to any one particular home.
- Find an agent who can write a good contract and negotiate well. You will probably still want to retain possession of your property for two days after closing.
- Set the closing of both homes for the same morning. This will allow you to ensure that both closings go without a hitch and then it will also allow you time to move out of your home and into your new one.
Another thing I should tell you is that you will need a professional and experienced Realtor to pull this off. It will take a lot of negotiation and coordination that an amateur agent simply wouldn't be able to pull off.
This isn't an easy process, but I have a great team behind me that can make a process like this work.