Remember when you bought your first home? It was an overwhelming experience, I’m sure. But at that time, you only had one transaction to focus on. Once you’re ready for your next house, you’ll have the responsibility of wearing two hats…buyer and seller.

In an ideal world, the process would go something like this: you take your time searching for the perfect move-up house and, once you find it, you focus all your energy on the purchase. When that’s complete, you then deal with selling your previous home. Unfortunately for most of us, this just isn’t realistic.

So, how do you successfully buy and sell a home at the same time without going crazy?