Buying and selling a home is easily one of the biggest nightmares you’ll ever go through. If you’re buying your first home, then you’re in for a long couple of months.
But if you’re buying and selling, then things only seem to get worse. There are so many factors to consider and so many bumps in the road that you’re likely going to come across.
So simplifying the process should always be your aim, and we have a few tips for you that we think are going to work. Have a read to find out how you can make the whole process 10x easier.
#1 Back Up Plans
So, as we’ve said, there are multiple bumps in the road that you could come across, one of the main ones is either the sale of your house falling through.
This can just be so stressful, especially if you were right up to the date of signing the deeds and the other people pull out. Being prepared for this to happen is so important because it is so common.
Make sure you’re not rushing your plans to get in your new property and make sure you’re not buying tonnes of mirrored furniture with the idea of moving out quickly.
Take it slow and wait for everything to be finalized before you make big steps. Another issue some people have is the owner of their new home to take longer than agreed to move out. So then you’ve got people moving into your home, but you have nowhere to go.
It might be worth finding out if there’s a cheap place to rent nearby if this ever does happen, or perhaps even stay with family members. As long as you’re prepared for it to happen, it shouldn’t be a big stress.
#2 Getting The Sale
There are two ways of getting the sale. You can either get it really quickly and efficiently, or you can go down the more traditional and long-winded route.
First, if you want to do it easy, and you’re thinking ‘I want to sell my property for cash quickly then there are companies that you can go to for this. They’ll value your house, and give you the cash upfront much quicker than if you were to go through estate agents.
An estate agent is the second option. A lot of people prefer this as it is the natural way to do it, but the fees involved are so much higher, and you have to wait and hope that people like your house. Just make sure your home is displayed in the best light both in ads, and when people come to view.
#3 The Move
The move is the second hardest bit, but as long as you’re preparing well in advance you shouldn’t have any issues.
Make sure you have plenty of savings for any additional purchases you might need to make and to help to any money worries off your mind. Be sure to enlist the help of family and friends with the move, the more hand the better!