Should I buy or sell first?

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Buy first or sell first?

You own your own home and you are starting to think that it might be time for a change. Maybe you need something bigger for a growing family. Or perhaps, your kids have all grown up and you need something a little smaller and more manageable. It could simply be that you are relocating.  

No matter the reason, we are all faced with the same dilemma: buy your new home first or sell your existing one before you buy.

You might be surprised to learn that if you understand the process, one approach outweighs the other in terms of flexibility, time, and peace of mind.

Buy first

if you want flexibility, time and peace of mind
You’ll have time to find your perfect next home.
You’ll have time to sell your property for the best possible price.
You won’t have to move your life and stuff to a temporary place to live.
You won’t have to enter the competitive rental market and pay off someone else’s mortgage.
You'll have time to prepare your property for market without the pressure of selling to quickly or accepting a less desirable price.
A relocation loan is more affordable than you think.
While buying first is the ideal choice, it can be a costly option if you don’t get the right advice, support and guidance.
Find out how to buy first >

Sell first

if you don’t meet 'buy first' criteria
Find out how to sell first >
You may have to accept a less desirable sales price or contract terms.
You’ll have to enter a competitive rental market and be paying off someone else’s mortgage.  
If you can’t find anything in the settlement period, you need to find somewhere to live.
Pressure to find and secure your next home in 30-90 days.
Market conditions can change in the time it takes to sell and you could pay more for your next home.
Could negotiate a longer settlement from 30 days to 90 days.
Less pressure to sell quickly and compromise on a sale price.
You’ll know exactly how much you have to spend on your next home.

Find out if you can buy first NOW.

I want to know if I qualify to Buy first >

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Learn the 13 steps to buy first, then sell.

Find out if you qualify to buy first

Have you taken our survey yet?
Answer 12 quick questions to find out if you qualify >

1

Get a property appraisal

We’ll estimate the price the market will pay for your property. Contactless online appraisal available.
Get a virtual sales update today >

2

Understand your finance options

We’ll run you through all the financial options available based on your specific situation.

3

Access a relocation loan

We’ll connect you with a relocation loan specialist so they can get started assessing your loan specifics. 

4

Gain finance approval

We’ll work with you every step of the way to secure the relocation loan and gain approval to buy your new property.

5

buying step

Look for your new home

We’ll deploy our specialist home buyer team to help you find your perfect new home.

6

selling step

Prepare your property for market

We’ll seamlessly connect you to all the services you need, from maintenance to gardeners, home stylists and everything in between.

7

buying step

Negotiate to secure your new property

We can help you negotiate to secure your new property for the best price, help you with your auction strategy or even bid at auction on your behalf. Whatever parts you need help with, we are here for you.

8

selling step

Get your current property on the market

We’ll recommend a method of sale, develop and deploy a high impact marketing campaign to the right audience, run open homes and field enquiries and offers.

9

buying step

Sort your finance and the remaining deposit

We’ll work with your relocation loan specialist to secure the loan.

10

selling step

Negotiate sale of your current property

We’ll use our hundreds of hours of negotiation training and 40+ years of experience to get you the highest possible sale price for your current home. We’ll also aim to obtain ideal settlement terms to align with your new home settlement.

11

buying step

Exchange contracts

We’ll work with your solicitor, broker and any other stakeholders needed to get the contracts exchanged as quickly as possible.

12

buying step

Do a pre-settlement inspection

We can help you with the inspection from providing helpful checklists to attending the inspection with you. Whatever support you need, we’ll bring our expertise.

13

selling step

Settle on your old home

SOLD

SOLD

buying step

Settle on your new home

We’ll be the glue that ensures every stakeholder does everything they need to do when they need to do it. We’ll sort out the removalists, the utility connections, and everything in-between. And we'll be there to help you pop the champagne when it's time to celebrate.
Learn the 10 steps to sell first, then buy.

Find out if you really need to sell first

Have you taken our survey to find out if you qualify to buy first yet?
Answer 12 quick questions to find out if you can buy first instead >

1

Get a property appraisal

We’ll estimate the price the market will pay for your property. Contactless online appraisal available.
Get a virtual sales update today >

2

Understand your finance options

We’ll run you through all the financial options available based on your specific situation.

3

selling step

Prepare your property for market

We’ll seamlessly connect you to all the services you need, from maintenance to gardeners, home stylists and everything in between.

4

selling step

Get your property on the market

We’ll recommend a method of sale, develop and deploy a high impact marketing campaign to the right audience, run open homes and field enquiries and offers.

5

selling step

Negotiate sale of your property

We’ll use our hundreds of hours of negotiation training and 40+ years of experience to get you the highest possible sale price for your current home. We’ll also aim to obtain ideal settlement terms to align with your new home settlement.

6

buying step

Look for your new home

We’ll deploy our specialist home buyer team to help you find your perfect new home.

7

buying step

Negotiate to secure your new property

We can help you negotiate to secure your new property for the best price, help you with your auction strategy or even bid at auction on your behalf. Whatever parts you need help with, we are here for you.

8

buying step

Exchange contracts

We’ll work with your solicitor, broker and any other stakeholders needed to get the contracts exchanged as quickly as possible.

9

buying step

Do a pre-settlement inspection

We can help you with the inspection, from providing helpful checklists to attending the inspection with you. Whatever support you need, we’ll bring our expertise.

10

selling step

Settle on your old home

SOLD

SOLD

buying step

Settle on your new home

We’ll be the glue that ensures every stakeholder does everything they need to do when they need to do it. We’ll sort out the removalists, the utility connections, and everything in-between. And we'll be there to help you pop the champagne when it's time to celebrate.
Learn the 13 steps to buy first, then sell.

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