Should you sell or buy first?

A commonly asked question from people is “Is should you buy or sell first?”

If this is a question that has you second guessing in this changing real estate market, this video will outline the pros and cons of each, depending on your situation.

If you’re ready to discover the secrets to being ready to sell your home, download our free insider secrets to being ready to sell checklist.

Secrets to being ready to sell checklist


Do your house research 

Prior to signing an agency agreement with a real estate agent to sell your property, it pays to take a look at what is currently on the market for sale.  Three great real estate portals to use as research tools are:

While online research provides great information, it does not replace a physical inspection. It is a good idea to step inside the properties that are on the market that have what you are looking for and attend a few open homes. There are three different ways you can find out about open houses during any given week. They are:

  • Real estate portals such as and
  • Request to be added to our open home alert 
  • Saturday’s Illawarra Mercury Real Estate Liftout

Attending these open homes can also give you your own knowledge on where your property pricing sits in the current market. This means when you do list your property to sell, you will be fully informed of the current market conditions, allowing you to price your home to sell.

If find several homes that really interest you and you feel you could see yourself living there, then you are probably going to be in a pretty good position to be able to sell your home first and then buy something that you like.

On the other hand, if in your information gathering exercises, you find that you can’t really see a property that stands out and there is nothing suitable, then you are probably better off to try and find something first, secure that property and then look at selling yourself.

In doing this research, you will start to get an idea of how much money you are going to need to purchase your new property, and compare it to how much you think you can realistically sell your existing property for. This will give you an idea of how much money you could you have in your hand before you commit to another home.

So to answer the question of should you buy or sell first, the advice is to get out in the current local real estate market and have a look around. You will be able to make a decision on how long it may take you to find the next perfect home.

If you’re ready to discover the secrets to being ready to sell your home download our free checklist – Insider Secrets To Being Ready To Sell.

Secrets to being ready to sell checklist


I hope that has helped you today, but if you have any questions whatsoever I’d love to talk to you. My number is 04 26 264 771 and I look forward to talking to you soon.

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