This, indeed, is the $1-million question. I’ve had clients approach this in two different ways. If you sell first with a long closing date, then you have lots of time to purchase. And you can then buy with a firm offer, which could be very advantageous to you.
On the other hand, some sellers want to know what exactly they will be purchasing before they sell their own home. That can add some stress to the whole situation. You find the perfect home, you buy it, and then you have to sell.
What will your strategy be to make sure your home sells? We can talk about that when we meet. I can fill you in from my own personal experience.