The whole “moving house” process is quite an intensive one, after all, you’re quite literally buying and selling the place that you call home and hope to retire to at the end of a long day. This means that when the anchor point you orbit around most is up in the air and might not be yours much longer, it’s easy to feel restless. This can go double if you’re in the fortunate position of selling your house quite quickly, perhaps even sooner than you had anticipated.
This is because, of course, when we sell our house it means we need to move out of it. That means we need to look for another place to stay. In some cases, you may have a good interim location, such as staying at a friend’s house, but you might have a family you need to bring with you, and a lifestyle you need to continue (for instance, enrolling your child in a new school as soon as possible).
So, this can feel like a somewhat mad dash for change at a time when considering every option is paramount. In this post, we’ll discuss a few tips you can use to get to grips with that:
Agree To Moving Terms With The Buyer
Most buyers will understand you need time to look for a place, and depending on their needs, you may be able to come to an agreement. For instance, they may give you the entire summer where their offer will still stand, provided they can move in two weeks before the end so they can settle before their children heads to the new school. You may also consider the exact settlement date and dates for their own inspections. This way, you can know where you stand.
Define Your Needs, Wants & Nice-To-Haves In A New Home
When moving house, it’s important to define your needs and wants for a new place to ensure that you find a home that meets your requirements. It’s very important to consider the location, size, and amenities that are important to you. These can be split into needs, wants and nice-to-haves, the latter will not be a dealbreaker, the most former will. This way, you can set the scope of where to look and what properties to view, making the whole process easier to deal with.
Sort Your Belongings & Plan For Removalists
To make packing and moving less stressful, sort your belongings and decide what to keep, sell, donate, or throw away. Plan for removalists by researching companies, obtaining quotes, and scheduling the move too. You might also look for the best interstate removalists if you’re planning to move a long distance. Just knowing what the terms are and getting a rough estimate will give you peace of mind. Pack efficiently and label boxes to ensure everything arrives safely, and in some cases, it’s advisable to use the insurance plan offered by the movers for the best success.
With this advice, you’re sure to progress capably after selling your house.