While talking with clients, who bought a house from me twenty-five years ago, they mentioned it is time to look for a new property.
Can they move forward without the proceeds of their current home?
Since there is not a lot of inventory, the home you love and that meets your specs, is probably not going to wait for you.
It is not unusual to have a client want to see every home available right now, and they have not even considered putting their home on the market.
Their fear, what if I sell and have no place to move?
When two separate moves are just not possible, my advice is to list the property, contingent on "finding a home of choice." You may see HOC in remarks.
Let's call it a reverse contingency. When an offer comes in, a clause is in the contract stating a contingency for a short amount of time for the seller to find their "home of choice."
Once the home is listed, viewing available properties is appropriate so the seller/buyer can become familiar with the available inventory.
When the current home goes under contract, the buyer can write a contingency offer on the new home contingent on the settlement of the present house. Did you follow that? There are so many ways to help buyers and sellers. First, you must ask the right questions and find out the buyers and the seller's needs.
This transaction is not for an inexperienced agent. Timing is critical and needs to work out for all parties.
Have you ever done a reverse contingency?