Are you thinking about buying your next home? Are you just not sure of the steps involved to buy and sell at the same time? Where do you even start? This weekly series is for you! How To Move Up To Your Next Home With Ease: A Guide For Homeowners Who Want to Buy and Sell at the Same Time will give you the step-by-step to your next Northern Colorado Home.
Each week, you’ll get tips that will help you be successful in getting the most out of your current home. You will be able to buy the best next home for you. And you’ll be able to time it all so you don’t end up with two homes or no homes.
Each email comes to you in order over five weeks. You’ll know exactly what to do, and when to do it!
This series will help calm any fears you have about timing things. I want to help you can go from one home to the next with as little stress as possible.
I understand that buying and selling at the same time can feel overwhelming at first. But you can make it happen. This series will help prepare you.
My goal is to arm with you with knowledge so you can be confident every step of the way.
Here’s a quick break down of everything you’ll learn in this weekly guide over the next five weeks:
Week 1: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
The Clash said it best in their hit song, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go.’ That might be what you are feeling now that you’ve been in your home for a while.
Your cozy home now feels cramped. That hip neighborhood now feels noisy. You have a new job and commute. The kiddos starts school next year. Your youngest kid graduated from college. You are ready for your next Northern Colorado Home.
Moving can be a hard decision, both financially and personally, so determine if you’re truly ready for it. This week will tell you what to consider so you can be sure that moving is the right choice.
Week 2: What Move-Up Buyers Must Ask Themselves BEFORE They Think About Going Anywhere
If you’ve decided that it’s time to move, the next most important step is to know what you need and want this time around. And you need to decide what is possible for your budget. For this home purchase, you want to be even MORE methodical and purposeful than when you bought your current home. Before you even start looking, going to open houses, or anything else, you must answer TWO very important questions FIRST.
Week 3: The Big Move-Up Buyer Question: How Do You Buy and Sell at the Same Time?
It’s both a logistical and financial dilemma! First, you’ve got to deal with keeping your current home clean for buyers; and second, you’ve got to deal with financing this new home purchase. All of this has to happen all at the same time or your move isn’t going to happen. Or, it will happen and be completely stressful. In this third article, I explain how to make this all happen, step by step. And help your stress levels decrease at the same time.
Week 4: Successful Strategies For You To Sell First, Then Buy
This article is for those move-up buyers who need to sell their current home first before buying their next home. Sometimes you can’t get a loan to buy first, and you have only one option. Don’t fret! The specific strategies I outline in this article will having you jumping for joy, and show you how you can get the most out of your current home FIRST. That way, you can be sure and find that perfect next home, right when your current home goes under contract. It’s a balancing act for sure, but following these steps will make sure you do both seamlessly.
Week 5: Successful Strategies For You To Buy First, Then Sell
This article is for those move-up buyers who plan to buy their new home first, and then sell their current home. This means that your lender must approve you to buy first. In other words, you won’t have to sell your current home in order to finance your next one. I’ll cover everything you need to know to make sure you don’t end up with two homes at the same time (at least for too long). There is a lot of planning involved with this step, but with a little upfront work, it’s possible to buy your next Northern Colorado home first, then sell and not have to hold on to two homes for long or at all!
That’s a lot to figure out and most of it happens in the pre-planning stage— before you start looking for your next home. Make sure you don’t miss a thing and stay tuned to your email inbox for one article each Tuesday.
My goal is that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable so you can make good decisions well before it’s time to start packing. Email me anytime along the way! I can’t wait to learn more about your specific situation—what you want in your next home, what your current home is worth and what’s possible given both of those factors.
From there, we’ll put together a step-by-step plan and timing to make sure you get the most out of your current home and make sure you get the new home you really want.
It all starts with an initial meeting between us to get the big picture more clear. I like to hear from my clients who want to buy and sell at the same time about a year before they are ready to do anything, so if you want to do this within the next 12 months be sure to reach out! I can’t wait to hear from you. In the meantime, enjoy this guide and get armed with information!
I'm Lauren Haug! I'm a teacher-turned-real estate agent, and I teach people how to build wealth through real estate in Northern Colorado.
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