FAQ ~ When we sell our home, how soon after closing do we have to move out?
This is a concern for just about every seller that is still residing in their home while it's on the market. It seems that most offers we see at Integrity Real Estate Services Brokerage office in Idabel Oklahoma, have buyer's possession of the home taking place at closing so of course, this is a very common part of any counter offer that our sellers make.
Transactions do fail and sometimes they fail the week of closing.
This creates anxiety in any seller about moving out of their home prior to the transaction closing. It is fairly common for the new owners to give the sellers seven to ten days to completely remove all of their belongings.
Sometimes if there is a storage building or shop on the property or the home has a garage, those areas can be used as transition areas; either to store seller's belongings in for a few days after the closing or to store the new owners household items in while in the moving stage.
When you put your home on the market is THE time to think about how you're going to move, how you feel about moving prior to the transaction actually closing, and if you need time after closing to move, how many days would be adequate.
We want our sellers to have to deal with moving BECAUSE we want their property to sell and work hard to create that very thing for them BUT it is important to have some idea of timeframe you need for that big job AND if you're willing to do that before you close or if you need some time after closing.