Zillow Advice: Home Selling - Selling my house, still looking for another http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate You might have to find a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ You might have to find a month-to-month rental or extended stay Hotel for the time you are still looking for a new home. You might also (depending on the circumstances) be able to "lease back" your sold home if the new owners can wait to move in. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 04:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ 2012-11-23T04:39:00Z I disagree that you need ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ I disagree that you need a different agent as a buyers agent than the one selling your home. One agent can certainly do both, and may even be able to assist you in finding a temporary home if needed. It is a regular&nbsp;occurrence&nbsp;to see agents on the company intranet asking if they have a seller willing to rent for a &nbsp;short time....and getting a yes from someone.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Every single person who has to sell and buy struggles with this. A good agent will not only do everything they can to market and sell your home, but they will simultaneously be searching&nbsp;diligently&nbsp;for you new dream home. They can also often juggle the contract writing in such a way so that you can sell and close, and buy and close almost seamlessly.&nbsp;<br/><br/>One way to do this is to move everything into a POD (U-Haul and other companies offer similar services) &nbsp;type &nbsp;of storage, &nbsp;where they bring you a container to pack at your&nbsp;convenience. And then either stay at a hotel or with family for a short time.<br/><br/>And remember, even if you get your dream offer and love every detail of what they are offering except the closing date, you can counter with a different closing date to give yourself a couple of weeks to find the perfect home. The seller is really in the driver seat on that. Good luck! Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ 2012-11-18T16:27:00Z I agree with renting month ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ I agree with renting month to month.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Many people try putting an offer on a residence with a contingency about their own home selling, but sellers don't like those offers because there is no guarantee.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>Plan on putting most of your material possessions in storage, and live lightly for a while.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Month to month rentals tend to have higher rents, but that is better than getting stuck in a year lease.&nbsp;&nbsp; We've done it, and it was fine.&nbsp;&nbsp; (And after six months of living month to month with only a tiny amount of our stuff, we realized what stuff was really important!).<br/><br/> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ 2012-11-18T15:58:00Z It is rare that you would ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ It is rare that you would find the home you want from open houses. The open house is held to satisfy the seller that the agent is doing something, and usually gain some clients. That said, if you are not working with a buyers agent for your next purchase, you are missing a huge portion of the market. A buyers agent can narrow the field of houses on the market to just those that have the criteria you need, so that you can more readily find that perfect home.&nbsp;<br/>Just because you are having an open house does not mean that you will get an offer, you may not even get any actual buyers. While it is best to be prepared, do not be disappointed if the cards do not quickly fall into place. I would suggest you get a buyers agent, not the agent that is selling your home (no I am not one, but used one for the purchase of our last home), so that when you do get your offer you are not pressured to make a decision on a home, wondering if there was something better out there. You should also be aware of the average days on market for homes in your area, the financial situation of the buyer, (cash sale=quick close), and if you do find the perfect home and you do have a buyer for yours, that you may be able to rent back from the new owner your own home for a few days or a month. Good luck<br/> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ 2012-11-18T15:57:00Z I had a couple who had this ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ I had a couple who had this happen and they found a place that they could rent month to month.&nbsp; They stored most of their furniture (even used patio furniture for dining table as apt. was small) and waiting for the right one.&nbsp; They got the home of their dreams.&nbsp; If you rent a home, the minimum rental period is usually a year - but apts. will sometimes offer the month to month.&nbsp; I would imagine you are working with a buyer's agent - are they sending you updates directly from the Realtor's MLS?&nbsp; There is still a fair amount of inventory in many cities . . . so you may have to tweak your criteria - but don't settle until you find the home you really want. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-my-house-still-looking-for-another/468877/ 2012-11-18T15:19:00Z