If you are a follower of real estate news you can’t have failed to notice the huge buzz around the housing market. If there ever was a “seller’s market” then this is it - there is a drastic shortage of available inventory and interest rates are historically low, leading to a surplus of buyers all eager to jump on or jump up the housing ladder. The result is an increase in house prices in virtually all our towns - up 25% year-to-date in Lexington and up 16% in Concord. Speed is also of the essence - on average, houses are spending just 15 days on market in Acton before an accepted offer. So, while you might be thinking of taking advantage of this extremely active market and listing your home, you may also be hesitant to jump in if you don’t know where you are going to move. If your home sells quickly, how do you make sure you don’t end up with nowhere to go? What if your ideal home comes on the market before you’ve closed on your own place - how do you make your offer look competitive against others?
Introducing Buy Before You Sell, one of the White Glove services offered by Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty. This unique service gives you the opportunity to use most of your home’s value, enabling you to move forward with the purchase of your new home without having to make an offer contingent on your own sale. You can also lock in the current low interest rates for your next home purchase. Unlike a bridge loan, there are no additional monthly payments and no impact on your credit rating. This concierge service can also take care of preparing and staging your home for sale, ensuring you achieve the maximum price for your greatest asset.
Purchase the home you want before you sell the home you have. Talk to one of our experienced agents today about whether the Buy Before You Sell program is right for you.
If you are worried your home is not yet ready for sale, ask about our White Glove pre-listing prep service. Refresh, Renovate and Stage enables you to get your home looking its best with repairs, decorating and staging AND defer payment for services until after closing.