Christmas is now less than 30 days away. If you’ve been on the market for a new house for some time now, it can be frustrating knowing that you might not have a new home to settle into by the time that the festive season arrives.

Buying a Home at ChristmasIt might be slightly late to start considering a move from scratch now, but if your plans are already in motion, there are some things that can help you get the ball rolling.

We’ve no doubt that you’d rather be surrounded by Christmas presents than boxes from a house move. So, how can you speed up a move if you want to get into a home by Christmas?

Price realistically

If you’ve not sold your current property, time pressures are even more stacked against you. Be sure to price your home realistically and don’t be quick to shun offers that are slightly below the guide price. Be careful and take time to thing offers over. If you have a buyer that can move in straight away but is slightly under budget, this could be more appealing in your situation than the opposite.

Be sale-ready

There is plenty out of your control when buying and selling a home but something that you can manage is the appearance of your home. Get your home sale-ready by decluttering, repairing any breakages and giving the interior and exterior a makeover.

Prepare all parties

It’s not just yourself that you need to organise and keep updated in the process of the move. To stay on track and keep thing moving, get a mortgage offer in writing from a lender, keep in touch with the estate agency and surveyor, and make sure that the seller is equally prepped and ready to go.

Because December is a popular month for workers to take holiday periods, getting papers in place can save any delays.

Be clear

From the offset, be clear about when you want your completion date to be from the outset, so all parties are reading from the same page you. Your tight timetable requires you to keep in touch with the seller, solicitor and lenders for progress reports once a price has been agreed.

But remember, flexibility, courtesy and goodwill goes a long way at this time of year.

Estate agent in Market Harborough

Choosing the right estate agent can make moving home so much simpler. If you are selling or buying in the Harborough district, Naylors Estate Agents is an expert in the local area. Our team has a specialist knowledge of the town and surrounding villages so can propose expert advice in your move. Contact us on 01858 450 020 for more advice.