Autumn can be a very affordable time to move house, as removals companies finish with the student rush and brace themselves for the long winter nights. Autumn might not feel like the most obvious time to be looking at properties and researching removals companies – it’s better suited to curling up in front of the fire with a cuppa and a book. But there can be significant advantages for anyone who needs to move property to something more suitable. Here are some of them…
Spring and summer may seem like the best times to move, when the weather is warm and dry and we have full daylight until 10pm. But guess what? Everyone else thinks so too! Anyone who wants to upsize or downsize, or wishes to relocate is out and about looking at properties in the summer. You find yourself being shown round a tiny property as part of a guided tour unable to visualise the place as a home, then you’re left bidding against all these other people, and competition is intense driving prices higher and higher.
If instead you sit and wait until the rush is over, there are often bargains to be had. The people who need to sell drop their prices and removals firms are available at shorter notice. Sure, you may find yourself looking at a new property at dusk on a stormy night, but is this such a bad thing?
House hunting on dark winter nights is not as bad as it sounds as it brings plenty of advantages for the prospective buyer or tenant. You’re planning to live there all year round aren’t you? If you just look at places in the summer months you see it at its best; the light is streaming in and the inside is warm. If you look during the autumn evenings you begin to see which rooms are particularly gloomy and where there’s a mould problem. Is there condensation in the glazing? This is the time to tell.
Outside the leaves are falling too. The climbing plants reveal the state of the walls beneath and the rotten fascia boards above. How much is that going to cost you? This is the time to see all those problems that are invisible over the summer months.
If you see a property at its worst and it still passes the test, you know you’ve got the perfect home. Now you can go ahead and arrange your removals with O’Brien of Worthing.