Back to school means time to plan your move

News at Musker McIntyre | 05/09/2019

Summer is over, and for many of us, this means it’s time to get back into routine. You probably have a list of things that you want to get sorted by the end of the year, and moving house may be one of them. If you’re in this position then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’re going to share practical advice to help you to get organised and on the right track for making your move…

Get your finances sorted


The reality of the situation is that your finances will have a big impact on your move, and they should be one of your first considerations. You’ll need to notify your mortgage provider, and establish whether you’ll face any penalties for selling. You’ll also need to consider what your budget is for your new property. As Home Owners Alliance comments, ‘At the early stages, the figures will be approximate only – you don’t know how much you will sell your house for and you will only get a precise redemption (amount outstanding) figure for your mortgage once you have an agreed completion date when you have exchange contracts.’ 


Consider how you can increase curb appeal

If you hope to move by Christmas, then of course there’ll be limited time to make any big improvements to your home. Still, there’s plenty you can do to make sure that you’re giving the best impression to potential buyers. You might want to consider painting your front door, tidying up your lawn and adding some greenery to your entrance. There are many simple but effective ways to improve the appearance of your property.

Get organised and make a plan

If you’re not careful, moving house can turn into an administrative nightmare. From keeping your paperwork in order to making sure that you have a step-by-step plan to follow, you really need to be organised. Taking the time to do some planning will help things to run smoothly, and really cut down your stress levels. Moving can indeed be stressful, but there are plenty of ways to reduce house-moving stress.


Work with the professionals to get the support you need


As is the case with many things in life, moving is much easier when you work with skilled and experienced professionals. Having support every step of the way will ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Here at Musker McIntyre, we’re waiting to help you. Get started by getting in touch, and we can explain more about how we can increase your chances of selling your home by Christmas.


There’s no denying that if you want to move before Christmas, there are many things to consider and lots of tasks to take care of. With the right support though, it’s entirely possible. If this is something that you want to do, why not set the wheels in motion today? It could take you one step closer to the home of your dreams.