Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time: John and Mia’s Story
April 28, 2022
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Today, we’d like to introduce you to Mia and John, who joined the list of Reali’s happy homeowners. Mia and John live in the San Francisco Bay area, where the local real estate market is white-hot — and just as competitive.
Like many homeowners early in the pandemic, Mia and John found themselves spending more time at home — and thinking about what they would like to change. A larger yard, a quieter street, and more of a “forever” space were at the top of their list. And so, they began their home search.
Searching for their “forever” home
Mia and John quickly realized how competitive the local real estate markets were. “As we started our search, we found that the prices were high for everything. And we were just not competitive enough with our offers. We also realized that a lot of our money was tied up in our current home and the updates we had done to it,” recalls Mia. “It was looking like we really needed to sell our current home first, before we could be able to buy something new. This made us realize that our offers would never be competitive enough if we had a selling contingency for our current home.”
Not one to give up that easily, John began researching options online, trying to find a way of making their dream home a reality. “John had done a little bit of research online, and some Reali ads began popping up in his Facebook feed,” explains Mia. “And so he dove into researching the company and how it worked. I also spoke to a couple of my Realtor friends about how we could make our offers more competitive and what a ‘best case scenario’ would be.
They advised, ‘I think Reali is going to be the best partner in your pursuit of a dream home.’
John recalls the early days of their home search and why they decided to work with Reali. “Reali allowed us to stay in our home as long as we wanted to, since we didn’t have to sell ahead of time. We were afraid we’d get passed up by the market if we sold early and prices kept going up, but if we didn’t find a house that we loved quickly, that would really hurt us, too. If you had any additional loan requirements or contingency to sell your home first, your offer usually wasn’t typically the winning one. From what we looked at, Reali’s sell and buy program was the best fit for us. It worked out that there weren’t a lot of hidden costs or extra fees, and the program was great, in that sense.”
Working with the Reali team
One of the most significant benefits of partnering with Reali is an in-house team of dedicated professionals who work in unity to support and streamline the entire transaction from start to finish. In addition to that, Reali Agents hold access to unique financing programs that can help homeowners sell and buy house at the same time. John and Mia’s agent successfully leveraged decades of experience and local network with Reali’s innovative Buy Before You Sell program.
“John, our Reali Agent was great, because even using a larger company like Reali, he was still a local agent. When I found myself pivoting away from the traditional buying and selling route, I asked my friends if they knew him and what they thought about him. Everyone had nothing but positive things to say,” explains Mia.
“Our Reali Agent knew all of the other local real estate agents, which was especially helpful with the home we went with. He made us feel comfortable and was someone who knew the area, the people, and had worked with them for decades. That gave us so much comfort and trust in the process.”
Reali’s Buy Before You Sell program
With the help of an all cash offer company, there’s never been a better way to buy and sell a house at the same time in California. Reali’s Buy Before You Sell program allows you to sidestep the competition and use our cash to land a new home faster than ever before. Then, we’ll help sell your old home for top dollar.
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