Moving house can be exciting. Not only are you starting a new chapter, but you get to be surrounding by a house that you love and start to make it your own. There may have been problems with your previous house (or just things you didn’t like), so now, you get to make this new place a home that you’ll love so much more.
But before that can happen, you need to get through the actual move first. It can be a testing experience, but it’s not impossible to get through in one piece. With a moving checklist, a bit of preparation and a lot of flexibility, it’ll be over in no time at all.
Get Your Finances In Order
First things first, you’re going to want to figure out where you stand with your finances. Moving house can be a significant financial burden. So, before you start, you need to know the terms of your current mortgage and the equity you have in the house. Then, you can speak to your broker about the possibility (and implications) of moving house. That way, you’ll know how much you have to move with, and what your top budget for buying a new home will be.
Speak To An Agent
Then, you’re going to want to speak to Real Estate Agents. Not only do you need to organise selling your home (which you’re going to need to time just right), but you’ll also want to see what’s currently on the market. You may have already found your dream home, which prompted the move, and if that’s the case, then you’re going to want to focus on selling yours as soon as possible, to get over into the new place.
Spruce And Shine
After securing a property or arranging to put yours up for sale, you’re probably going to want to have a bit of a sort out around the home. Not only will you have photographs taken of your home to list it online and have it on file, but you’re going to want to prepare to move too. By having a tidy up, and sorting out the things you no longer need, not only will your place look great when potential buyers come to see it, but you’ll also be halfway there when it comes to packing to leave.
Appeal To Buyers
During your spruce and shine, you’re also going to want to think about how to appeal to buyers. You may be able to get some tips from your agent on this, but it helps to have a clean slate so that buyers can visualise themselves in the home. If you have a design theme that makes quite a statement, you might want to tone it down before viewings are made, just to make sure you’re selling the house as best as you can.
Pack and Plan
And then, all that’s left to do is pack and plan. Once you have buyers and you’ve got an exchange date set, you have a time frame to work with. You know how long you’ve got left to do everything, to prepare accordingly. You’re also going to want to leave a bit of time for yourself to clean up before you go too. It’s not always easy, but you can time it right and have a seamless move.