Buying & Selling a Home at the Same Time: John and Mia’s Story

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• Reali Happy Homeowners Buy & Sell at the Same Time •

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Mia and John, who joined the list of Reali’s happy homeowners after buying & selling a home. 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.’

Buying & Selling with Reali

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.

Here’s how buying & selling with the Buy Before You Sell program works:

  1. Get pre-approved for a home loan
  2. Find your new home
  3. Use our cash to win the home and move in
  4. We sell your former home
  5. Buy your new home back from us

The Bottom Line

Contact us today to learn more about Reali’s innovative programs and financing opportunities that can help you buy a new home before you sell your current one. Your home is your biggest investment, so make the most of it.

Buy your new house with the power of cash, move in faster than ever before, and let a local Reali Agent handle the rest. Call us at (858) 880-0195 or email to get started with Reali today.

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About The Author
Portia Green, REALTOR®

Portia Green is a highly experienced full-time REALTOR® specializing in the representation of Sellers, heralded by her clients as data-driven and an effective negotiator. Producing $25M total in residential sales volume, Portia's goal is to help her clients achieve the best results when selling their homes and to make their experience an enjoyable one. She has successfully sold real estate since 2008 and has gained an in-depth knowledge of local real estate markets & seasonal trends. Portia has achieved a 100% customer satisfaction rating and wants to share her expertise & personal service with you in the sale of your home. When listing your home with Portia Green and Compass, you'll receive the hands-on service you need and desire. Portia will help you manage the entire process of selling your home from pricing, preparing and staging the house, to marketing, negotiating offers, inspections, all the way to closing. She will recommend skilled vendors for any job needed, personally host Open Houses, and ensure that all showings are accompanied. At Compass, Portia offers a wise no-nonsense way to sell your home for the best price and the least hassle. With a keen eye for staging & preparing listings to maximize Buyer appeal, all of Portia Green's listings are professionally photographed using HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography to provide the highest quality photos in the industry. Professionally printed marketing materials are prepared for all Open Houses. We also capture a 3D scan of your home that creates an interactive walkthrough online along with a custom-designed floor plan and targeted digital marketing campaigns on Google & the most popular social media channels. Compass participates in the Multiple Listing Service, which is the local real estate database of homes listed for sale that all REALTORS® use in helping their Buyers find houses. Your home will appear on every real estate website, in its best light, making a stunning camera-ready debut. Portia Green's home valuation expertise and extensive experience in comparative market analysis will help price your home accurately. She has refined her skills to help you pinpoint which features of your home will result in more showings and better results. Her mantra is for you to be ready to sell your home and feel good about that first. Portia knows that home inspectors always find a problem; that drones take some of the best photos in town; and that her eyebrows will grow to the floor in the time it takes her to read everything that's happening with your HOA, but that doesn't mean she won't do it anyway. Eyebrows be damned. You'll always need a place to unplug, connect, dream, grow, or just be yourself. That makes what Portia does even more meaningful. She’s ready to go the extra mile to help you find just the place. Whether you're selling your very first home, offloading an investment property, or want a vacation getaway with passive income, she is attentive to the details of every home sale. Portia helps busy people navigate this crazy real estate market like a pro, so don't be shy. Every great relationship starts with free advice and a friendly chat. Ask as many questions as you need to. Selling houses is her jam!