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Three ways to ease your fears about making a move

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they're concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real problem, but if you are seeking to sell-whether to upgrade or find a new neighborhood-there are a few ways to combat the low inventory.

Look to buy first In most markets it is a real mistake to put your home up for sale before you start looking for your new property. Identify the geographic area where you are interested in buying. 

Think outside the box Be proactive! Keep in mind that there are probably many people like you who want to make a move but are afraid as well.  Ask your real estate agent if they know of any homes that aren't listed but might be for sale.   They may even send a letter to the neighborhoods in the geographic areas where you want to live. The letter should be heartfelt and personal while announcing that you are ready to buy a home in that neighborhood. You could find a home to buy that may not even be currently listed or for sale.

Protect yourself legally Talk to your real estate professional about adding a contingency clause in the purchase contract for the home you are purchasing that will enable you to cancel the contract in the event your home does not sell.

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Rich Conrad

One of my primary goals in real estate is to assist buyers in finding the home of their dreams and help sellers sell their home in the quickest time possible, and at the highest price (while minimizi....

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