How to buy and sell your home at the same time in the East Bay: Option 9

10 Ideas for how to buy and sell at the same time in the East Bay Area Option 9

Request an extended Closing

Okay, so you want to buy a new home, but you can't quite figure out how to make the move into a new home while you're trying to sell your existing home, and how to make the timing work. Well, why not request an extended closing? It'll give you time to pack up and move.


Sometimes buyers aren't very comfortable allowing sellers extra time to stay in the home after they purchase and close on the home because it forces them, essentially, to become short-term landlords. So moving the closing date out by a week or a few weeks may allow a way for both parties to be happy. This allows extra time for you, the seller, and it may actually be the straw that breaks the camel's back if you're a buyer, so you might be more competitive than maybe another buyer. Long story short, try to have flexibility when you're looking to buy a home and also when you're looking to sell, because it may reward you in the long run to be the successful bidder.


If you're looking to time a buy and a sell so that you don't have two mortgages at one time, just reach out to us at We can find a creative solution for you.

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