You’re leaving the Bay, moving to a whole new city, and starting a new job! That’s a whole lot of exciting change!!! Though the part that can be overwhelming is that you have an established home where you are now. How do you get the house ready, marketed, and closed, and find a new home in your new city and time that closing so you can move from one house to the other?
Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty, and for situations like this, the first call you should make is to a Realtor so I can advise you on the things to do to get market ready ASAP. I can refer you to handymen, cleaning people, and other professionals to help get your home market-ready. Since I’m part of a large collaborative mastermind group across the country using the same strategies I do, I can even refer you to an awesome agent in your new area. Before you get a contract, you should be talking with an agent in your new location and start looking at some houses online so you can get familiar with the market.
If you need the funds from the sale of this home to buy the next one, know that could take 30-45 days from when the contract is signed before you officially close escrow. If you can comfortably tackle two payments financially you can go ahead and buy the new place and move even if the old house hasn’t sold. BUT, if you do need the cash there are ways to work around the timing issues. Seller’s leaseback, extending a closing date, and finding a short-term rental, or a HELOC are a few of your options.
There are lots of ins and outs and anything can happen when you are buying and selling real estate. An experienced agent can help you navigate the whole process with ease.
Reach out to me and I’ll give you all the resources you need to make your move to your new city as seamless as possible, call or text are both good! And ask me about my tiered home selling plans where you get to pick which real estate services you want and the fee you pay… offering you simplified and transparent choices! Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home AND eXp Realty and I’m always here to help.
I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit.
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