Buying a property and getting on the property ladder can often feel like such a big deal. Once you are settled into the pattern of paying a mortgage and looking after a home, you get to the point where you may be thinking, what next? Is it move home time? This can sometimes mean selling your house and buying another. Here are some of the steps to consider when it comes to your next house move.
Move Home Time? Research and Find the Right New Home
One of the first things to consider when you want to move home would be what you are looking for in a new home. I’m a Rightmove fan myself so personally would have numerous alerts set up and be getting ready for viewings. It may be difficult to put anything set in stone until you have actually sold your own house, but it is a good idea to at least assess your budget.
It may be that you want a new build. Clearly this is a popular option as the new build homes industry is booming right now. Or it could be you would like a house to put your own stamp on or invest into the future with. Visiting houses and potential properties will help you to identify exactly what you want and need from a new property, and also allow you to physically see what you can afford in real terms.
Make Sure Your Property is Sellable
Deciding that it is time to move home is a big thing. If you are ready to get started with the process you need to ensure that your current home is in a position to sell. To be prepared to move quickly you might want to think about making some changes to help this happen. Choosing neutral decor, reducing the clutter and even investing in your home to make it more saleable would be a great step forward and could even increase the value you get.
Move Home Time: Pop the House on the Market
Once your home is ready to sell and you know exactly where you stand, all that is left to do is to put your house up for sale and on the market. A decent agent advertises it on their own website and on other move home property websites. You will want a physical indication that the house is for sale with a board on the front and you may even want to consider holding an open house to attract a few buyers at the same time.
Be Open to Buyers
Make sure you are open to buyers and are accommodating. Offer weekend and evening viewing options so that it fits in with people’s busy schedules, setup open houses and be open to them in terms of their offers and feedback. The feedback you get could help you make a small change that could then result in a sale being made. There may be some cheeky offers but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them, you can just leave them on the table.
Do you have any other top tips to help those ready to move home?