Five Tips To Help Reduce Stress When You Are Buying Or Selling Your Home

Explore five key ways to minimise stress if  you are planning to buy or sell your home

Five Tips To Help Reduce Stress When You Are Buying Or Selling Your Home

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Buying and selling a home can be an exciting but stressful experience. At Estates East, we understand that our clients often seek guidance on how to make this process smoother. Start by creating a clear timeline for your move. Organise your tasks, set goals, and stick to a schedule. Having a well-thought-out plan can help reduce the last-minute rush and stress associated with moving. In this blog post, we'll provide you with five valuable tips to help reduce stress when buying and selling your home. 

Choose a Knowledgeable Estate Agent

Selecting a reputable estate agent is crucial. They can guide you through the process, provide local insights, and help you find the best properties or buyers in the area. We’re just a phone call or email away. Get in touch and let’s have a chat on 020 8520 9300 or

Get Your Finances in Order

Finances play a significant role in the buying and selling process. Ensure your budget is realistic, get a mortgage in principle, and have a contingency fund for unexpected expenses. Our in-house Mortgage Advisor Paul Meredith would be happy to have a free chat with you, drop him an email at

Research the Market

Understanding the housing market in the area you’re looking for is essential. Keep an eye on property values, trends, and any upcoming developments in the area to make informed decisions. A good place to start is with Zoopla and Rightmove sold prices. The next stop would be with an Estates East expert, we’re here to help! Our team can guide you through the process and provide valuable advice. Also, during a valuation with one of our experienced experts, you’ll be given a list of comparable properties in the area.

Communicate Openly

Effective communication is key when working with estate agents, solicitors, and other involved parties. Ask questions, express concerns, and keep everyone in the loop to avoid misunderstandings - that’s what we’re here for. Flexibility is vital during this process. Be open to negotiation, compromise, and unexpected changes. A rigid approach can lead to unnecessary stress.

Hire a Reliable Solicitor

A reliable solicitor can help you navigate the legal aspects of buying and selling property. Choose one with experience in the local market to ensure a smooth transaction. At Estates East, we work with and highly recommend two solicitors with over 10 years of experience in the area.

Buying and selling your home doesn't have to be overwhelming. By following these five tips and working with a reliable estate agent, you can significantly reduce stress throughout the process. Remember that you're not alone in this journey, and with the right support and mindset, you can achieve a successful and stress-free move. Good luck!

Estates East Team

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