I have never heard of anyone making their sale contingent on their purchase. The other way around is common, although often unappealing to sellers for obvious reaons. As a buyer, I would find that option pretty unappealing. It seems like you could easily get stuck in a nasty loop of contingencies between all of the parties involved.
I've known several people to sell one house before buying another. You can get look into a short-term rental. You might consider whether a friend or relative would give you a place to stay for a bit. You would probably also have to put much of your stuff in storage for a bit.
If you can afford to buy without selling first, you can also simply buy something else and move before marketing your current house. I am doing this in the next couple of months because inventory is so limited in my market I refuse to be forced into buying something I really don't like due to time constraints.... more
Some Realtors are aware of a product called a NARRPR report which can make that comparison for you. Nobody can predict the future but it can tell you the present day trends that give us the best indication of the future appreciation. I would be glad to get this information for you.... more
I agree with both Edmund Choi & Joe Sheehan they both gave you good advice. The main question is why you hasen't your home sold yet? Are you priced right? What is your agents marketing plan? Are you getting enough exposure? Do you have an open line of communication with your agent? If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at 610-470-7070. I wish you all the best of luck in what ever you decide to do.
Kim Davish. Real Estate, Consultant
I specialize in homes that have not sold the first time
Keller Williams Real Estate
1400 N. Providence Rd.
Media, PA 19063
Here in Texas we get feed back from the MLS appointment manager, but not all agents fill it out/send it back. If I have a property that I/my clients really want feedback on and it has been a day and I have heard nothing back about the showing, I will usually pick up the phone and call the agent or send an email. That usually works. You can also tell them to please send you feed back when they make the showing appointment.... more
The address is listed now... Thank you! We didn't realize that such detail and direction would need to be provided to ensure we received the level of service we were expecting. I can understand that some sellers may try to avoid drive-bys, however we certainly do not fall into that category because our home is in a desirable area for commuters to Philadelphia and its suburbs and we are not afraid to advertise it.
Also, we are interested in hosting a broker's open house. Just curious - what is your opinion on a broker's open?