Historically, we have always advised our clients to sell first with a long closing. This was prudent and allowed one to know what they could spend on a new home, since markets can change rapidly. Today, I am not so sure this advice is the right approach.
Buyer frustration has brought on the BULLY or a pre-emptive offer - someone who is willing to pay enough to make the seller not wait for the future offer date. This usually is a price that will make the overly stressed seller happy enough to forgo three or four more days of tension in keeping their house showing ready.
There are plenty of good contractors out there, so why is finding a good one so difficult sometimes? Brian Zavitz, a contractor with over 20 years of experience, and the author of the eBook "The Homeowner's Guide to Finding a Contractor," thinks that most people simply don't realize how important finding the right contractor is.