Coordinating two closings can be tricky. Also, your condo sale will set you up for a contingent offer on the buy side which will lessen your leverage. My advice is to focus on your condo sale - get it listed pronto so you capitalize on the Spring Market. Once you get traction on that end, start looking. If you are in the position to rent on a short term basis, that would be ideal so that you can buy as a non-contingent buyer.
Your goal - become a buyer - once you are there, ah, a great market awaits! Good luck to you. Be smart with your pricing and aggressive with your marketing!
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It is between you and your agent. I sit one open house per month on my listings. Does the home have high traffic? Does it show well? Only a very small percentage of homes sell at an open house--it is a better prospecting tool for agents to pick up buyers and give them an opportunity to sell a home.... more
It's showing that it's under contract.
I have a nice 3 bedroom ranch in Elk Grove Village for 249,900 if you're interested. You can visit my website and click on "Brandon's Listings" and you'll see it.... more
It depends how your marketing agreement is worded... if the agreement simply "expires" on 1/6/08, then it should have been automatically cancelled, and a call to the agency's office should take care of it.
But there might be a clause that might require you to actively "cancel" the listing, or it automatically renews. Either way, it seems like a call from you to the agent or agency would resolve the issue.... more