Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Moving home is, for many of us, an exciting time. In the early stages of a house hunt, we can’t wait to get our hands on a new property. Once we’ve found the ideal home, we dream of living there. We imagine where our furniture will go, and how our lives will look from our new locations.

And, don’t get us wrong; that excitement is crucial. But, moving house isn’t all about looking to the future. As the date for your move draws closer, you may find that you start to look to the past. As with any goodbye, you may begin to feel sentimental and emotional about leaving. 
In extreme cases, doubts can set in about whether you’re doing the right thing. After all, a home is an incredibly personal space. It becomes our one place in the world. Letting someone else inhabit your place might not be as easy as you expect. 

To ensure those sentimental feelings don’t ruin your move, it’s important you go about things in the right way. Otherwise, you may find that you don’t settle in your new home, or that you feel some degree of regret. Instead, follow these steps to ensure you say goodbye to your old home in the right way. 

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Get a decent price for the home you’re leaving

Obviously, you can’t put a price on emotions. But, getting a decent sum of money for your old house will go some way towards feeling like you did right by it. And, let’s be honest; that money will certainly soften the blow when you can afford to kit your new home with the best stuff. 

Bear in mind the traditional routes, such as estate agents, may not be the best way to get a good deal. As this article shows, there are hidden costs, such as agent fees and commission when you sell your house this way. Instead, it’s worth considering your alternatives, like selling your house directly, or operating on a private basis. That way, you can keep all the money involved. 

Find a new house you love more

It may sound fickle, but nothing will help you get over your old home more than a new one which suits you better. This way, excitement levels will be at an all-time high. Your negative emotions are sure to leave the moment you put your keys in that new door. By comparison, moving into a space you love less than your old one is sure to make you feel worse. 

Host a farewell party

Whoever heard of hosting a farewell party for a house? But, bear with us; this a step worth taking. Emotional closure is important, and saying goodbye with a party is a sure way to achieve it. As well as allowing you to draw a line under your old house, this is a chance to say goodbye to friends etc. So, it’s not a party for the house exactly. But, that will be a bonus of the process.

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