Sadly moving home isn’t as simple as someone buying your house, you buying a new place and moving straight in. The whole process can be stressful and pricey. Here are a few ways to help cut the price of moving home.
Estate Agent Fees
Selling your home through an estate agent has many benefits. You will be able to advertise your home to a wider market and viewings will be arranged on your behalf. Estate agents are also professionals in getting buyers to put their hands in their pockets and put a deposit down on your property. However, this comes at a price. Estate agents will usually charge a certain fee which will be a percentage of the final sale price. Bearing in mind the price of a house, a large percentage could rack up thousands in fees. Remember that this percentage isn’t necessarily fixed. Research agents before selling through them. Find the cheapest in your area and then bargain and haggle with them.
Before buying a home, you will need to conduct one of two different types of surveys. The first is a homebuyer’s report. This is suitable for homes less than 100 years old. The survey will provide you with a detailed report on the condition of the home you are considering purchasing. The second is a building survey. This is a better option for older homes. It will ensure that the house is safe and of a good living standard. Research local surveyors. Read their reviews to ensure that the one you choose has a good reputation. Once you’ve whittled options down to the best and most reliable surveyors, go for the cheapest. If you are set on a particular surveyor, they may match the price of another surveyor that you have found for cheaper.
Most people think that the cheapest option when it comes to removals is doing it themselves. But when it comes to moving a whole home or long distance, they couldn’t be more wrong. Loading up a van or car and driving back and forth multiple times won’t only be tiring, but will also cost a small fortune in fuel. By hiring a removalist, you are gaining more than one pair of professional hands. They will load your belongings into a lorry for you (which could save you injury and taking time off work), transport everything from A to B and help you unload everything too. There are certain areas that you can afford to skimp out on, but removals aren’t one of them. Find a competitive price and bask in the knowledge that your belongings will arrive in your new home in smoothly, safely and in one piece.
Being organized when it comes to the big move can save you a lot of time and at the end of the day, time is money. The more smoothly and quickly you get everything into your new home, the less time you will have to take off work. This means a bigger paycheck at the end of the month to spend on sprucing up your new place or taking a relaxing weekend away.