The tempting and most comfortable thing to do, is find the new home before selling your current home. Most of us want to know we have a place to go to once our home is sold and in a perfect world, this would be great but unfortunately, this may cost you substantially more frustration … and money … for several reasons:
The most successful way to buy and sell without jeopardizing either deal, is to sell your existing home first. Try to secure an alternate place to live (just for peace of mind) but specify a 90 day possession, giving you ample time to find your new home. This allows you to sell your existing home for maximum value and you can negotiate without emotional interference.