Anyone who has ever moved home before doesn’t need survey results to inform them that moving home is stressful. The financial aspect of moving house leaves many people under pressure, and there is so much work to be carried out. We know that moving home is highly stressful, as do you, but it never hurts to be reminded of this fact.
A study undertaken by Yopa, who spoke to 2,000 property owners, found that 65% of movers lost sleep over the process. Findings also suggested that 25% of homeowners felt ill and depressed during the moving process. The fact that moving makes so many people and stressed is a significant concern, because it is a standard part of life, and something some people experience on a few occasions.
Be prepared for the cost of moving home
The average cost of moving, as per the study, was £6,000 and this included estate agent fees and legal fees. You don’t need us to tell you about the financial implications of moving, and the pressure many people find themselves under. Even people who have the money in place often have to wait for confirmation about money being transferred on time and in full.
However, even though many people said they had a negative experience while moving, 62% of respondents said that the moving process worked out okay in the end. 82% of respondents said they researched sites like Zoopla and Rightmove, helping them to make an informed decision.
If you are planning a move, it makes sense to carry out as much research as you can. If you know people who have moved recently, ask them about the experience. If these people enjoyed an excellent service from firms, consider using these options. Also, if you can get help from friends and family members during the moving process, you will hopefully save money and make the process less stressful.
Plan your move in advance
Planning your move is essential, and this will help you to save time and money. When you organise activities, you can visualise what will happen, and you reduce the likelihood of events running away from you. There is no denying that moving is a stressful and challenging activity, but when you take the time to plan your move, you will find the process becomes more straightforward.
It also makes sense to get as many people involved with the moving day if you can. When you have more people moving boxes, the process proceeds at a faster rate. However, you need to ensure everyone knows what they are expected to do during the moving process.
If you are looking for any guidance around moving home, come and speak with Williams of Petersfield. We are pleased to say we are property market specialists, and we have helped facilitate many moves in the local area. No matter what stage you are at concerning a property market move, come and speak with us and we will do our best to help you move in confidence.