Now that the madness of Christmas is over and life is getting back to normal, you can turn your attention to planning.
Whether that is planning for a summer holiday, or you want to move into a bigger house, this is the time of year when you can get start concentrating on your next challenge.
As your family grows, a house that was once more than big enough suddenly begins to feel smaller. The beginning of the year is a great time to kick off your house moving plans, whether you are looking to move as quickly as possible, or you are happy to take your time. If you have smaller children, then you might also be thinking about the school catchment area and want to be moving into an area that will ensure your children get into the school that you want them to.
There are lots of reasons that come into play when choosing a house. You might be looking for a bigger garden area or you want to move away from the dangers of a busy road. As a parent there comes a time when you will reassess your property in terms of its suitability for the family for the near and long-term future.
If you are looking to sell your property, then there are a few small changes that you can make to try to hurry the process up.
Find the right estate agent
The differences between one agent and the next are quite considerable. The ability to sell your home could come down to how well the property is marketed and if you go for a cheaper, less established agent then this might mean it takes a lot longer to sell. A lot of people will browse the estate agent’s website to find properties, so make sure your agent has a professional looking website and that it appears high up in the search engine when looking for agents in your area. If you can’t find their website, then your potential buyers won’t either.
It is also important to find a good conveyancing service, sometimes cutting corners and going by price alone will mean that you have more problems further along the line. Do your homework and compare conveyancing quotes to get a good deal.
Get your house in shape
Have you been meaning to have a clear out and not got round to it yet? Have the kids received loads of new toys for Christmas and now you’re struggling to fit all of the old ones in the house? Spend some time clearing out clutter, take old toys to charity shops and make more room in your house. If you have people coming round to view the house and all they can see are piles of toys, they won’t see the potential space that they could have in the home. You can even make some money out of selling toys that are still in good condition through sites like eBay or GumTree.
If you’re looking to move house this year, now is the perfect time to get started. Happy house selling!