Best Ways To Save Money On Your Next Property Move…
by Arina Smith Real Estate 17 October 2017
Buying and even moving home can be a daunting and highly stressful time. Due to the current financial climate, people have never been so money conscious as they are today. With everyone looking to save money where they can, a property move is something that you could potentially save massive amount on. Find out how to do so here!
Don’t Move Without a Plan
Many people have made some quick moves in their lives and they will probably say that they were the most stressful experiences of their lives. Whether you have all of the time in the world to move or as little as a week, you should always create a plan. Not only will it help organise your move and eliminate stress but it will also help you to save money. What is more annoying than realising at the last minute that you need a speciality service to move an oversized item or that the moving company double booked and you now have to go with the more expensive company? Not having a plan means you will most probably have to spend more money on getting little things done. If you have a solid timetable in place that allows you to research and properly complete all the necessary tasks you have to do then there should be no need to go into your initial moving budget.
Hire a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor
Moving house can be an extremely stressful process, that is why it is a great idea to hire a residential conveyancing solicitor. They are dedicated to helping you every step of the way and you can be sure that they will do all they can to speed along the process so you can sell your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Conveyancing can be a complicated matter so solicitors aim to help and advise you on both legal and practical matters. They liaise with estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders to ensure the transaction is as smooth as possible. In the long run hiring the help of lawyers can save you a lot of money and allow you to feel secure knowing the full conveyancing process during a stressful time in your life.
Don’t Book the Moving Company or Rental Truck at the Last Minute
One of the best things you need to know when buying a knew is moving considerations. It is highly recommended that you book your moving company at least six weeks in advance, this allows you time to do a thorough check on their service before signing the contract. It also allows you to shop around and negotiate. Of course, if you need to move within a short time span, you don’t really have a choice but it is important to keep in mind that even though time is of the essence, try to get at least three quotes before deciding on which one to use because at least then you will have some choice.
Create a Moving Budget Template
This is critical when planning your move. People who do not prepare a moving budget usually find themselves shocked at the amount they end up paying – resulting in stress, debt and frustration. Software programs are probably the easiest way to create a budget template with Microsoft Word or Excel being the best programs to use. If you would rather something more convenient and portable or if you don’t want to spend the time setting up a document on your computer, purchase a record book that has a basic outline of expense tracking that you will need. A calculator is also always handy to keep on hand and reading government money advice services can help outline the costs involved and what you need to consider.
Try Not to Move During the Summer
Obviously, many cannot choose when to move, however, there are always ways to ensure that you move at the right time, avoiding the busiest and most expensive moving season – summer. Of course, this isn’t always feasible and if you have to move in the summer holidays because of children etc then it would be a good idea to consider booking your move immediately following your child’s last day. If you have to move in summer months – particularly July and August – try to book the move for a weekday as this is usually less expensive and easier to find available services.