Currently in the process of selling our house. Accepted an offer on Friday evening, so moving onto Solicitors etc now. We've got 2 potential houses in our 'maybe' list, both exceptionally local to us now, about 100m from our current house. Both within budget and both nice.
So, Mrs W rekons that when we offer on them, the people buying our have to wait and enter the chain of people, personally i'm not convinced they will accept that and will want the turn-around of purchasing ours quicker than that could potentially end up being... MAybe i'm just being pessimistic on this, but my perception is that our house isn't the easiest in the world to sell (although it was only on the market for 4 weeks I admit), so I think we should do whatever it takes to get ours sold and done, then worry about ourselves after facilitating that.
I've now quite worked out how exactly we could do that side of things, we don't have any viable options other than I guess a 6 month rental, which would give us plenty of time, but considering the chain could easily complete within 1 or 2 months in that scenario, would be a massive waste of money too.
But I don't want to risk losing our buyer by making them wait.
We don't have any family within 90 mins drive, so getting our lad to school each day wouldn't work. We don't have anyone nearby we could move in with for a while and make that work etc.
Am I being overly paranoid or is it quite normal to have an epic wait ?
The couple buying ours are currently in rented accommodation in London and looking to move out to the sticks and have chosen ours.