Moving from one home to another can create a logistical nightmare. Often you need the capital from the home you are selling to buy your next home. In a competitive buyers’ market, being a contingent offer can make it difficult to be taken seriously.
One way to avoid this is to negotiate a leaseback with the buyer, which will allow you to stay in your home for a period of time after closing. This makes it less stressful to plan for moving because you don’t have to have all of your earthly possessions packed up on the day of closing, praying that nothing comes up. Negotiating to stay in your home for just two weeks can make transitioning to whatever is next much less stressful.