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Do I Buy First, or Sell?

By: Leanne Pilkington
August 31, 2012 16:02
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Its always a good idea to look around at what is available before you put your home on the market, but only look around enough to be satisfied that you can afford what you want.

If you are staying in the same area going to opens can also be a great way of assessing which agent you would like to work with in selling your property.

Once you have your place on the market you can easily stay in touch with the new properties coming on via the email alerts from the property portals or agents sites, but don’t make the mistake of falling in love with something before you sell yours.  You will end up putting too much pressure on yourself that could result in either reducing your selling price for a quick sale or looking at bridging finance which can be an expensive risk.

Remember if you find a buyer quickly and are concerned that you wont find something you like you can always negotiate a longer settlement period into your contract.

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Leanne Pilkington
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General Manager
Leanne Pilkington
Leanne has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry and in this time has developed an extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of real estate services. She has a thorough grasp of the issues that affect the NSW property market.

In her role as General Manager, Leanne oversees the operation and growth of the entire Laing+Simmons group, as well as focusing on the growth and development of each franchise. She plays an instrumental role in developing new products, services and training systems to meet the varying needs of each franchise.

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