Things You Want To Avoid When Selling And Moving Home

Selling your home and moving can be very stressful. You have to get your house ready to sell, sort out a valuation and put it on the market. Then there is the decluttering, the packing and the actual moving. There are so many mistakes you can make. So here are some mistakes you don't want to make when selling and moving home. 

Asking too much

house and key

It's important that your home is realistically priced and there are a number of things you can do to ensure your house is priced correctly for the market. Firstly, check how much similar houses in your street have sold for on sites like Right Move. You can get an idea of how much your home could get and also track house price trends nationally. If you are using an estate agent to put your home on the market, they can help and advise you on the price, taking into account their experience in the area. It's important to price your house realistically to sell your house fast.

Neglecting repairs

People want to pay the lowest price when they are looking for a home to buy. Ensuring your home is looked after and safe is important to get the best price possible price, so don't neglect repairs. Broken tiles, misted double glazing or even peeling wallpaper can give your home a neglected look. If you are on a limited budget get the repairs done that affects safety first. It's never good to neglect any problems with your property anyway.

Not staging your home

Staging your home is a skill that can earn you money. At the very least you should ensure it is spotlessly clean, decluttered and tidy. A lick of paint can make everything look fresh as well, and if you are doing this neutral colours work best. Why not try the well known but clever idea of baking some bread or brewing some coffee, to make your home smell inviting? The trick to staging your home is making it look the very best whilst still making it looked lived in. You can even pay someone to stage your home for you if you have the money.

Moving everything yourself

man with a van

Moving as I said is incredibly stressful and even if you are trying to save money, one thing I would highly recommend is to hire a removal service or even just, as they say, the man and a van. Some of these removal services will help you pack, whilst all will transport your boxes safely to your new home. You don't want to be moving your possessions in the back of a small car that's for sure. The amount of petrol for starters will not make it economical and your nerves will be in shreds by the time you've fully moved!

Not saving enough

When you sell your home you hope it will make you money but selling your home costs money too, so ensure you have a pot of money set aside to sell your home before the process starts. Repairs to your home, paint and wallpaper cost, as well as paying someone to stage your home.  Estate agents fees can be anything from 1 to 3 per cent for example. This is before moving costs. So be sure to have a pot of money saved before you sell your home.

So these are my things you want to avoid when selling and moving your home. Do you have any tips?

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