Your guide to moving home | Step 1: The Research

News at Newton Fallowell | 18/10/2016


Moving home can be a confusing and complicated time, especially if you’ve never moved before, and so we’ve created an eight step guide to moving home in order to help you understand the different steps you will need to undertake before you move house.

The first step to commence moving home is research, research, research…

It’s standard practice to get two or three valuations from local agents and it is imperative that you research your options when it comes to which agents to invite to give you a market appraisal.

Before you decide who to invite for a market appraisal you should always check the agent’s website first. This will be a great resource where you will find out about their services. Their website should be fast, easy to use as well as mobile friendly in order to give you the smoothest experience possible.

You should check that they advertise on the 3 major property portals Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location. It is important to get your properly seen by as many people as quite simply the more people who know your property is for sale and want to view it, the quicker the sale and higher the price that will be achieved. All three of the major portals will have a pool of buyers looking to buy a property just like yours.

If possible pop in and see the agents in their office. You may get a feel for how they operate and see the staff who may be helping you with your home move. Selling a property can be a very stressful and emotional time and it is reassuring to know that you can pop in and see us for a catch up and coffee any time.

It is also important to read the marketing material that you may receive from which you will find out lots of important information about the agents marketing and the kind of coverage you can expect for your property.

Once you have decided who you are going to invite in to your home the next stage is the valuation process.