Switching back to the question at hand, I think think having a backup plan is important. If you’re getting into a flip right now, you might not hit the market until October or later. That’s a tough time to sell a house.
If you can delay closing a couple months and plan to hit the market after the new year. Here in Florida, things are already cooking by February. If you’re in the north, you might want your listing to go live in late March, just ahead of the curve.