For some of us there has been sunshine and foreign shores, for others there has been exploration of pastures new, and for others life has just ticked by as normal. But as we say goodbye to the summer and hello to September, a new term begins and there’s a new spring in the property market.
Whether it’s the back to school mentality that stays with us, September does feel like a new start, which is why it can be a busy time as people start to consider moving. So take some pointers from your school days and make sure you are ready for the moving term ahead.
Although this may not have been your favourite subject, it is now an essential one. You need to have your finances in order before any kind of move. If you are looking to rent or buy, a credit check will be undertaken, so any missed payments, or anomalies of any kind, could cause you issues. Don’t delay, keep a close eye on your finances as early as possible, so you are ready to solve any problem that may arise.
We won’t ask you to write an essay, but we do want to know your story. Understanding your reason for moving, how you want to live, and where, will help us to help you. No matter what your reason for moving, knowing your wants and needs will ensure our service is A*.
Time to go through all your memories, your boxes, your cupboards and yes, all that ‘stuff’ that you call your own. Do you really need to take it all with you? Or will you just be moving the problem from one property to another? By having a good clear out now, you will make your life a lot easier when you’re packing to move.
If you’re selling your home, you don’t want your buyers to see an unfinished work of art but a masterpiece. This is why it is essential that you spend time preparing your home for sale. This isn’t just about ensuring it looks clean and tidy, but also putting into place all those small touches that add charm and character and make your house feel like a home.
What is the chemical reaction that happens when you find the home you want to buy or let? There may not be a scientific explanation for what happens when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, but you will know when it does. But like all complicated experiments, it can often be the unexpected that gets you the reaction you’re seeking. Therefore, trust us to show you properties outside your criteria, as you may be surprised by what you discover.
Are you ready? A viewing may feel like you are running a race where you have no idea of the outcome, but you have to make sure that you’re ready. Vendors, and landlords, your property needs to be spruced up for each viewing, buyers and tenants, have a list of questions to hand so you never forget to ask anything. A successful viewing is all about preparation, so make sure you have the right equipment to make your viewing a winner.
Moving home can be stressful, but the more you prepare at the beginning, the easier the journey will be. Start this new term with the estate agent that will make sure you move with flying colours. Choose Hathways.