Moving to a new house is considered one of the top three most stressful things you can do – it can be even more stressful than divorce! Before you get to the moving stage, you have the selling and buying to deal with, which is possibly even worse than moving. What can you do to make it easier?
A good estate agent can take a lot of the stress out of selling, especially if you entrust them with your keys so you don’t have to be there when people come to view. A good agent will also be able to recommend other people you can work with as part of the selling and moving process.
Most of us have to do a bit of prep to get our homes ready for strangers to come in and view, which can be stressful – all those little jobs you have been putting off now have to be done, perhaps in a short space of time. A psychologist interviewed by the Telegraph says that doing as much as possible in advance is the key. Make a list or keep a spreadsheet of what has to be done and mark it off when it has been completed, then take some time for relaxation; for example, tick off the home buyers survey Oxfordshire and take a short break.
Communication, communication, communication
It is frustrating when you don’t hear anything from any of the other people involved in your sale, so schedule regular calls if you don’t hear from them. Remember that the professionals are dealing with other purchasers, so be patient with them.
Patience is a stress saver
There is a hitch along the way in almost every house exchange. This does not necessarily mean that the sale will fall through, but you are likely to need a little more patience. The whole process needs to run in a certain order and you can neither rush nor change it. After your home buyers survey Oxfordshire is a beautiful county to visit to get away from it all for a few days.
When the sale is secured, make sure you have the final details sorted – gas, electricity, broadband connections etc. Hire a professional removal company, as this will take the hassle out of the physical move.