Moving in Surrey this Summer
Summer isn’t just good for the long, balmy days spent lounging by the pool, strolling in the park or sitting outside at pavement cafés (with some allowances made, of course, for the increasingly unreliable British climate) – it’s also a good time to move, and there’s a number of advantages to uprooting yourself between June and September rather than, say, over Christmas or the dead of winter. True, all seasons bring with them their benefits and drawbacks and a case could be made for moving at any time of the year. But summer, arguably, makes the best bet. It’s not just the time of year for barbecues and open-air concerts – it’s the time of the year to make that move you’ve been thinking of, possibly for some time. Here are just some of the reasons why:
1. The better weather means that, if you’re selling up, you’re in with a better chance. In the dry and warm months, potential buyers are more inclined to be out and about, spotting ‘For Sale’ signs more readily than they would in winter. They’re more inclined to go on viewings, too. You’ll get more visits, no doubt about it. At the opposite end of the year, the cold, sleet and rain drives more of us indoors.
2. Moving day is much easier to handle, not only from a practical standpoint, when the days are light and long. It’s also easier to take psychologically. The benefits will begin even before the day arrives because you’ll have the comfort of knowing that your move will be a one-day thing, with everything accomplished in lightness, not dark.
3. It’s not just better for you, it’s better for your children. Starting over in a new area and – possibility – new schools, is never going to be a walk in the park for the young ones. But if your move takes place over the long summer holiday, think how much less of a wrenching experience it’s going to be for them. It makes perfect sense.
4. Then there’s the fact that more houses will come on to the market in the summer months. There’ll be more choice for you, the buyer, and so the likelihood of finding your dream home undergoes a sharp increase.
5. Car-boot, garage and street sales all come into their own in the warmer part of the year. You’re bound to need to get rid of thousands of items that you no longer need – decluttering is an important part of the moving process, making the transition to your new home all the easier.