The thing about moving house is that once we have decided to do it, we just want it to be over and done with. However, there is often so much to do before you can get to settle into your new life in your next property. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that can help you speed up this process. Read on to find out what they are.
Improve your chances of a sale
Now, you are not going to be able to move anywhere if you have not sold your original property. That is why it is so important to make improvements to make it a more attractive deal to potential buyers.
It is vital here that you tread the line carefully, between what will help convince people that your house if for them, and making lengthy and unnecessary renovations. The time to add in extra space or luxury features, like walk-in closets, is not when you are just about to sell – unless they guarantee an increase in the sale-ability, or the asking price of the property.
Price it to move
Talking of price, a huge mistake that many folks make when they are trying to sell their house when moving is that they ask too much money for it. Remember, if speed is of the essence, this needs to be reflected in the price.
I am not saying that you have to take a massive step down from what you think the house in worth. However, you do need to price it competitively with the other properties in the area to bring in viewings and offers that will fit with your timescale.
Non-traditional sales methods
Of course, if you are looking for a super quick sale then there you can always use a company that offers cash for houses. This method is unlike the traditional process because you are not caught in a chain, however, it can guarantee a quick move.
Packing up your belongings
Something else that can cause many delays when you are moving is packing up your belongings from the original property to transport to the next house.
It is very easy for people to procrastinate with this because they often feel overwhelmed by the job itself. Or probably the emotion of moving home gets to them.
To get around this problem, it can help to use some strict organizational skills. Use boxes labeled with the room in your new home that the item will be going in as well as keeping a list on the outside of each box of the contents. By doing this, you will know exactly where everything is at all times.
Making the new place feel like home
One of the easiest ways to make the new place feel like home even when you have just moved in is to get the majority of your older furniture out and on display.
Doing this as a priority can really help you settle in quicker – as can making an effort to meet your neighbors, which you can do by hosting a garden party or an open house in the first week you arrive.