Moving home is obviously something that is not done overnight. Moving takes a lot of planning, effort and commitment to both find the correct property and to pull off a smooth move. Whether you are looking to rent your existing property or sell it at a profit, there is no doubt that it will require some work too. This article considers the long-term run up to a move and what you need to consider.
A hugely important part of making a move is finding the right property to move into in the first place. Your dream property may be hard to find and you will certainly need to carry out a lot of research to ensure that you are not purchasing under an airport flight path or next to land earmarked for major development. To find the right property you will need to be clear on what you want first. Once you know your desires, finding a highly recommended buyers’ agent is important. Be sure to look at off plan property too because this can allow you to pick your perfect home, make huge savings, and it will leave you with enough time to renovate your old property to maximise the sale value.
Renovating a home shortly before you move out of it is a thankless task but it is actually one of the highest paid exercises you may ever complete. Taking a few weeks off work before selling your home will potentially give you the chance for massive increases in profit if you take the right steps to improve the quality and appearance of your home. When renovating your home the first step should necessarily be to call in the removalists to take away all but the absolutely essential items within your home. Leaving yourselves with beds, cooking implements and enough clothes to survive for a 6-8 week period will make the decorating process far easier and your home easier to sell too. Putting your possessions in storage for this period will be worthwhile if you are committed to renovating your home properly.
Renovations should be focused on the outward appearance of your home. Your home needs to be touched up, but not necessarily fixed, because it is appearances that will make a positive difference to the sale price. Focus on repainting inside and out. It is important to use neutral colours that are cheerful and make the rooms look spacious. Be sure to clean areas that cannot be painted and to remove oil stains from the driveway. Fixing your front and back gardens is also important. The grass needs to seem easy to maintain and potted plants make a better impression than flowerbeds because these look easy to maintain too. Carpets should be shampooed and bathrooms should be heavily bleached so that they sparkle like new.
Before moving into a new property it is also sensible to repeat the process of touching up the home. Repairs will become more essential and decorations more vibrant in this process, but it is sensible to begin in one room and move into the home in stages as different rooms have been decorated and smartened. Remember that making these repairs and changes to an empty home will be far easier than making them to a furnished property after you have moved in.