Sellers may be reluctant to accept an offer that is contingent on the sale of another property. However, such a sale can be structured to minimize the risks.
The seller should put a limit on the amount of time that the buyers have to accept an offer, and they should keep their home on the market during that time. They should also reserve the right to require that any contingencies be met within a short period of time, ideally 24 to 48 hours, if they get a second offer. This is called a "First Right" contingency.
Contingent sales can work well for the sellers. The buyer is not in a position to ask for concessions on price or terms and may be able to get interim financing. Each situation is different, however, so go over the terms with your real estate agent before accepting a contingent offer.
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What Oscar-winning 1999 Best Picture about two neighboring American families was filmed in the interior of two actual homes located 12 miles apart?
"American Beauty," starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
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