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How to Buy a Home When you Also Have a House to Sell

Paul Tosello

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  .

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  .

Jun 11 2 minutes read

Summary: You have 3 options

1. Find and buy a home first then sell

This is the least utilized option because many people are unable to qualify and buy a home before selling their house. However, if you can, this is the best option. This is because you have a better chance of winning the home you want.

2. Put your house on the market, close, then become the tenant

Preparing your home, pricing the home, and positioning your home will bring in the most possible buyers which gives you the chance to work with a buyer who can lease the property back to you up to 2 months. This makes you a stronger buyer because your offer will not be contingent upon the sale of your home. 

3. Write a contingent offer upon your house selling

This is the most desired but least successful. This is because when you're competing against buyers and submitting offers on houses with motivated sellers, the sellers will choose another offer. This will make the process very frustrating for you when you keep losing on houses. 

You Deserve the Best

Your Selling Experience

Your Buying Experience

Craig was so helpful in helping me find my new home! Craig never made me feel pressured to say yes to any of the homes I didn't see myself living in. I really appreciated that he took the time to learn my style, listen to my wants/needs and showed me as many homes at it took to find "the one." I would recommend not only Craig, but the whole Tosello team to anyone interested in purchasing a new home. They are very professional and knowledgeable.

Best Home Selling Experience! I have sold six homes with six different listing agents prior to working with Paul and Colleen and they are by far the best.   From pre-listing to close they were highly professional and efficient.  They also operate as high functioning team with the sellers reaping  the benefits.  I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future


I can't say enough great things about Paul, Colleen, Elena and the entire Tosello Team! They helped us buy our first home, sell our last one, and buy our new dream home.. I wouldn't even consider hiring anyone else for future real estate needs. This last transaction was complicated (to say  the least), and probably wouldn't have even happened without their guidance and negotiating throughout the process. They are truly worth every five star review and more. If you're on the fence about how to hire for your buy or sell don't look any further. You wont regret it!!



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