Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg?
aka When You Need to Sell in Order to Buy
Similar to the age-old "chicken or the egg" question, have you ever thought about moving but held off because it seemed difficult or risky to sell your home AND find your next home in the right neighborhood? This is a common situation in the South Bay and one of our specialties to navigate.
These clients wanted more space than their Redondo Beach home had, and they had always dreamed of Palos Verdes. When we saw this Rancho Palos Verdes fixer with great bones, our clients were confident this was the right house for them. They were all in on buying and selling simultaneously, and as their representatives, we met their level of commitment to make it happen.
Part 1: Selling in Redondo Beach
Part 2: Buying in Rancho Palos Verdes
What did it take?
First of all, having awesome clients who are completely committed to the process makes it easier! There were a few other factors, too:
- We stayed in contact, even after the seller initially accepted a different offer on the RPV house. This was key in the seller accepting our client’s offer after the first offer fell through.
- We created solutions on our client’s behalf, continually following up with the listing agent.
- We created a customized plan for the Redondo Beach house before the offer was accepted, designed to quickly sell our client’s home at the right price with the right terms.
- We implemented our complete sales plan right away, with a full-price offer in hand within 7 days.
Does it sound easy? No!
Anyone who has been through the process knows that buying and selling a home at the same time can be overwhelming. In this case, we made sure our clients:
- Closed on their old home in 30 days
- Closed on their new home in exactly 31 days – with enough time to move before the holidays
Thanks to our proven process, our clients were informed every step of the way throughout both escrows. We ensured nothing got in the way of both sales closing on time. And here are some before and after pictures of the Rancho Palos Verdes fixer ... not such a fixer anymore!