When it comes to making a property move, there is a lot of things to consider. You need to find a home which fits in your budget, you need to make sure there are local facilities you will use, and aspects like transport and schools will influence your decision. However, a critical factor for all would-be buyers is finding a property which is the right size for their needs.
Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or find something similar to your current home, you must know what you need from your home, and that you know what to look for in a property.
We’ve helped many people find their ideal home, and the following tips will help you work out the size of the home you need when you make your next move.
You need to be organised
Moving home is a lot of work, but you can stagger the process. Before you start looking for a new home, take the time to review your current home, your belongings, and what you need in your new home. If you are selling your home, you will be advised to declutter your house, as this makes your home more appealing to buyers.
Of course, decluttering your property makes the moving process more comfortable. If you have a lot of belongings which you don’t use or which don’t serve a purpose at home, do you need to take them to your next home?
If part of the reason you need more space is down to having a lot of items taking up space and offering no value, it may be best to declutter and start again with a new focus.
Be meticulous when it comes to measurements
Measure your own home and work out how much space you currently have. When you start to research new homes, pay attention to the dimensions and floorplans. You may be able to make more effective use out of smaller homes depending on their layout, or how you position your furniture.
When you have accurate information regarding measurements, it is much easier to plot your next home, and you may be surprised at what you can achieve when you create a detailed plan for laying out a room.
If you want your next property move to allow you to settle, you shouldn’t only buy for now, you should also buy with the future in mind. If you plan on starting a family or you have a young family, is it possible to buy a home that offers you and them the space to grow over the years?
Alternatively, if you currently have a family, and you expect your children to leave home in a few years, would you be better served by moving to a more modest property, which will soon become a perfect fit for your needs.
You must consider these aspects, and if you need assistance in finding your perfect home, we can help. Also, if you are selling your home, think about how your home meets the needs of buyers who are looking for their perfect home. When you consider the needs of a buyer, you may find it easier to promote your home with them in mind.
No matter what move you wish to make in the property or rental market, Thomas Morris is here to support you. For a chat or discussion on your options, contact your local Thomas Morris branch, and we’ll be delighted to offer guidance. If you are looking to sell your home, book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you.