Tips for When You’re Trying to Move House Quickly

boxes used to store items when moving house

It’s no secret that selling a property can take months, if not years to complete. However, if you want to move out and sell your house quickly, there’s quite a few tips and tricks you can try out. Here, you’ll discover the best things to do if you want or need to sell your property and leave in a speedy fashion.

Consider the right time

One of the first things to consider when trying to sell quickly is the timing. Regardless of your reasons to sell, planning is absolutely mandatory. Did you know houses sell more during specific periods of the year? Apparently, houses are most likely to sell in spring and autumn months.  The summer can make it difficult to sell due to the holidays, and winter is considered the worst time to try and sell a property.

As well as seasonal factors, there are other things which can make a home more or less likely to sell throughout the year. The economic situation is guaranteed to have an impact on how quickly properties sell. So, it’s always worth being aware of the state of the housing market in your area during the time you’re looking to sell. So if you’re ready with changing your address and all chores related to moving with children, then let’s move forward.

Enhance the property’s curb appeal

One reason your house may not sell quickly is that of its aesthetics. You likely already know the inside of the property matters, but what about its curb appeal?

If you’ve covered all our moving tips, then curb appeal won’t be an issue. It’s easy to forget the outside of the house is just as important as the inside. In fact, it can be even more influential due to it being the first thing buyers see when they arrive for a viewing. So, you should always make sure the outside of the property is clean and well maintained.

If repairs are required, be sure to take care of them before buyers do come to view the house. Ensuring the outside looks just as good as the inside can make a huge difference to how quickly the property sells.

According to the London Locksmiths, a brand new installation of high-end security locks could drastically improve the value of a property.

Consider using a property buying company

These days, you have a lot of options when it comes to how to sell your property. The days of traditional high street estate agents are over. Now, you can easily sell your house privately, or even use online estate agents which can prove to be a much cheaper option. However, if you truly need to sell really quickly, you might want to consider contacting a property buying company.

Many property buying companies, buy houses directly. Not only that, but they buy them for cash, meaning you’ll receive the money much quicker than you would if you were to sell via an estate agency. The sale of the property could take as little as 2-3 weeks to be fully completed. It is worth noting you will usually be offered slightly less than the market value. However, the cash offer and quick sale could be really beneficial.

Make sure you’re selling at the right price

Another tip to ensure you sell your house quickly is to make sure the price is right. This doesn’t just mean making sure the house isn’t too expensive, it also means ensuring you aren’t selling it too cheaply too.

But surely a cheaper price would guarantee a faster sale? Not necessarily! If the property is undervalued, it can actually put off potential buyers as they feel something must be wrong with either the house or the area.

“Setting the right expectations in how you list and present the property can indeed have a negative impact and that’s why you should carefully set your price” advise the Mortgage Saving Experts.

As you can see, there are a lot of tips and tricks you can follow to sell your property quickly. The above are just some of the best methods you can try. Remember, if you’re in a genuine hurry to sell the house, a property buying company could be the best option.

How to sell or give away furnishing rather than move

To make it easier think about the items you are about to sell or give away like: you have gotten a lot of use out of this item, it served you well, now it’s time to pass it along. Always be realistic in your price setting.

You are not trying to recoup what you spent on something! Your goals are to ease your move and make it less stressful.


People online are constantly scouring websites looking for bookshelves, nightstands, couches, dining tables, etc…


People are selling clothing on Facebook groups, but you’ve got to have a lot of patience and some really high-end stuff. Child clothes generally sell well at garage sales. Leftovers?  Consider donating as hand-me-downs to friends or to thrift shops.


If you have hundreds and hundreds of books that you love and you would never be able to read an electronic book just listen. Keep only the most favourite ones, sell or donate the rest of them. Add some money and buy yourself an E-reader as a present and start collecting the books you have sold at your electronic book. I know it’s not the same, but that is the future.

Everything else

When people come to buy your furniture, clothes or books be sure to mention to them that everything else in the house will be going as well. They might very well know someone who needs to fill up a cabin or a first apartment. Make sure you’re all good with packing hacks and if someone is coming to buy a bookcase, ask them if they need any books. If they want a microwave, offer them your pyrex dishes too.

Do you need help moving out? Get in touch and let Best Move help.

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