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Is it possible to make an offer prior to selling my current home? | Ask the Experts

  • 02/01/2019
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Is it possible to make an offer prior to selling my current home? | Ask the Experts

When looking to buy and sell a home, you may be wondering how to make the process work as seamlessly as possible. One of your pressing questions may be on whether it’s possible to make an offer prior to selling your current home? Deborah Roccograndi and Peter DeMarco go over the details in our latest installment of Ask the Experts.

Can I make an offer before selling my current home?

The short answer  is yes. This type of offer is called a contingency offer. Working with a realtor who can help you in the process of both buying a new home and selling your current one. Working with an agent who is versed in both processes will ensure that you are guided step-by-step. It’s important that your realtor work with a real estate firm who has an aggressive marketing campaign and can work hard to market your home and help you find your dream home.


 

Working to sell you home in a time frame in which you’ll be looking to move into your new home is something Lewith & Freeman agents are well versed in. Our agents work with many buyers as well as sellers, so they can both help you find a new home while working to show and sell yours to another buyer.

Working with one of our agents will help you to reach your real estate goals while helping you through each step of the process.

What is a contingency offer? 

A contingency offer is one where an offer on a home is made an accepted, but conditional upon terms that the buyer and seller agree upon. Typically, these contingency offers are contingent upon appraisal, home inspection, or approval of a mortgage. Working with an agent will ensure that all paperwork is correct and drawn up for a contingency offer.

Send your real estate questions to Ask@Lewith-Freeman.com and yours could be featured next. Watch the full series here!

By Kayleigh, 02/01/2019 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

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