2. Why do you want to sell?
Are you preparing to downsize, relocate or are you planning a family?
The reasoning behind your potential move is crucial, as is the timing of its execution.
For downsizers, the decision can be a tricky one. Perhaps you have recently said farewell to the last of the brood to fly the nest. The house suddenly seems so quiet. Is now the time to take your life plans off the back burner and make that move to a smaller, more economic home?
Spending less time cleaning empty rooms will certainly be a plus point. Perhaps you want to swap those three double bedrooms for a studio where you can finally sketch that masterpiece, or realise that ambition of becoming an amateur photographer. It might make sense to make the move now, before the next chapter begins and grandchildren are in the offing!
If you are planning to have children, it is only natural to desire more space for your expanding family. For those already with children, the ages of your nippers will factor greatly into the timing of your house move. Keeping disruption to your child’s education, particularly if you are locating to a new area, is crucial to a successful move.
Pros and cons exist for moving at all ages; babies and toddlers are malleable and can handle the changes with ease – yet older children are able to help with the packing! For teenagers with close local links, timing is crucial.
No move is without its traumas, but do take the time to consider exam dates and how a move will impact on your child’s school life, hobbies and interests before putting up that for sale sign.