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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Buying and selling a home at the same time is pretty common, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful. If you’re considering a move, but you’re concerned about what to do (and also what not to do), check out these 4 mistakes to avoid before you buy or sell a home this year.

Start Moving Now
This doesn’t mean that you begin moving out of your home immediately. But you should be addressing any repairs, begin packing, decluttering, and getting your house ready to show as quickly as possible. Not planning on listing for another 2 months? That’s okay! Get professional photos taken of the outside while there are still leaves on the tree. It will make your house stand out when you do finally list.

Being Too Inflexible
When you need everything to just right, most people begin to get really rigid on their must-haves, selling price, or contingencies. It’s important to remember that while you’re getting a double dose of stress, your buyer and your seller are also experiencing their own stressors. Having a mind for compromise will allow some grace for everyone involved.

Not Having a Backup Plan
When you’re trying to manage both sides of a transaction, you’re counting on a lot of things going right, at the right time, and in the right order. Any number of things can cause delays or your transaction to fall through. The key is to have a backup plan for every scenario.

Going it Alone
When you’re coming up with your strategy, it makes the most sense to have a professional in your corner. Working with a REALTOR® means that you have someone who has seen it all and knows how to ensure you reach your goals as quickly and with as little stress as possible. They can also help you plan for delays and strategize backup plans with you. If you’re staying local when you move, it also makes sense to use your REALTOR® to help you sell and buy your home.

Sound like too much? There’s an alternative. Knock offers homeowners an opportunity to work with their local REALTOR®, who has been trained as a Knock Certified Agent, and receive home financing directly through Knock. This allows them to make a strong, non-contingent offer on their new home and take ownership immediately. By avoiding the hassle of living through repairs, showings, open houses, and dealing with offers, homeowners can move into their dream home and begin earning equity right away!

If you’re considering buying a new home and selling your current house, call us at 303-905-8850. We can talk with you about Knock and make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.