Top Tips to Help Speed Up Your House Move

‘I can’t wait until we’re in our new home!’ 

How many times is that said during the moving process I wonder?

Moving to a new house can be both exciting and stressful. The anticipation of starting a new chapter in your life is thrilling, but the logistics of packing up all your belongings and relocating can be overwhelming. However, with proper planning and organisation, you can significantly speed up your house move and reduce the associated stress. In this blog post, I’ll share some top tips to help you streamline your move and make the transition smoother.

Start Early

One of the most crucial aspects of speeding up your house move is to start the process early. It is essential to speak to financial advisors and property agents to understand your affordability. I would recommend securing at least 3 valuations of your home and speaking to your mortgage advisor to agree on an affordable budget.

By understanding the true value of your current property, will mean it is listed at a realistic price to drive interest and buyers. If the house remains on the market for too long, it can become stagnant and slow down your move. Equally, the process can become a lot more stressful and frustrating when you realise you have found a dream home you cannot afford. Be realistic and trust the advice to get you moved.


Declutter Before MarketingClean modern kitchen

Moving is the perfect opportunity to declutter your belongings. Go through your possessions and decide what you want to keep, donate, sell, or discard. The less you have to pack and move, the faster and more efficient the process will be!

You will be surprised how much decluttering also helps the photography to showcase the best of your house. By selling any unwanted furniture, clearing sideboards or kitchen sides and tidying the spare room of any clutter, allows buyers to see the space available.

Be Sale Ready

Follow the UK Government’s guidelines detailed in their ‘How to Sell Guide’ by completing your required legal protocol forms, the TA6, Property Information or TA7 if you have a lease, and TA10, Fixtures & Fittings forms prior to marketing.

This can be made available, digitally and privately, to interested buyers before they make an offer. A better-informed buyer is less likely to pull out and more likely to be bold in putting forward their best offer. After an offer is agreed and all the information is instantly transferred to any conveyancer of your choice. Therefore, saving time between offer accepted and exchange of contracts. Win win!

Secure Your Sale

1 in 3 property sales collapse every year and therefore you want to secure your buyer once the offer is accepted, which will help to reduce stress and cut down on time to exchange. By completing a Reservation Agreement, it stops either party walking away or attempt to re-negotiate the price after an offer is accepted. This gives both the seller and buyer peace of mind that sale is secure and risk of fall through.

Find Your Core Team

Selecting a good conveyancing solicitor and surveyor is essential to sales progression once an offer accepted. Your agent can usually recommend both if you do not have someone in mind. It is important to stay on top of communications between conveyancers to ensure a quick exchange. If you have chosen right a lot of the hard work chasing should be out of your hands. Speak to your agent if you expect delays as they will also be on hand to help.

Get Removals to Do the Heavy Lifting

Consider hiring professional movers to help with the heavy lifting. They have the experience and equipment to move your belongings quickly and safely. Research and book your movers well in advance to ensure their availability on your moving day. One less stress on the day to help your move happen as smoothly and swiftly as possible!

Not Forgetting Utilities and Change of Address

Don’t forget to notify your utility providers, including gas, electricity, water, and internet, of your move well in advance. Also, update your address with important organisations, such as your bank, the post office, and any subscriptions or services you receive. All of these can be finalised once you have exchanged contracts and you have a completion date. It’s all about staying ahead of the game to prevent any last-minute stress and speed up the house move.

By following these tips, you can significantly speed up your house move and reduce stress along the way. Proper planning, organisation, and a little bit of help from your agent and conveyancers can make the transition to your new home a smooth and efficient process. Remember that moving is a temporary phase, and soon you’ll be settling into your new space and enjoying your exciting new life!

If you’re thinking of moving or are in the process and would like some advice, please let me know! I cannot wait to help you move home!

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