Reduce stress when buying or selling a home

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences we have. With such an important purchase, and lots of money involved, even the slightest hiccup can cause stress. Research has shown that buying a house is up there with divorce and filing for bankruptcy in terms of stress-levels but there are ways to reduce this through preparation.

Although there are many situations that could occur that you would never be able to foresee or plan for, there are ways in which you can prepare.

Choose a good estate agent:
Before choosing an estate agent, be sure to read reviews and do your research. Look for agents with awards and recommendations from people like you.

Get a mortgage pre-approved:
If you are buying a home, it makes life much easier if you know what you can afford. To find this out, you’ll need to speak to a mortgage advisor. If you get your mortgage pre-approved it reduces stress further down the line. Our recommended mortgage advisor is Neil Hallas and you can contact him on 07590 535001.

Don’t take low offers personally:
If a buyer values your home lower than you do, then try not to take it personally, or it could lead to unnecessary stress. It may be that they have a lower budget, or the market has changed. Try not to get angry.

List before looking:
If you are buying a home, write down all of your must-haves and anything that would instantly put you off a property. This makes the house search much easier.