by Theo Hildebrand on 4th November 2019
Modern life can be stressful. Buying and selling a home can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. We mean seriously stressful - 6 out of 10 people said it was the most stressful event of their lives, more than breaking up or getting a divorce.
But it doesn’t need to be.
Housesimple was founded to make moving simple. We really care about taking the stress and worry out of buying and selling your home. Since 2007, we have helped over 21,000 people do exactly that.
So to coincide with Stress Awareness Week 2019, we’ve spoken to our lovely experts to get their top tips on how you can make moving less stressful.
And if you’re thinking of moving soon, we’d love to help.
Tip #1: Sam Mitchell, CEO
“We know moving house is a really, really stressful process. It’s expensive, requires big decisions, and often coincides with major life changes. But it doesn’t have to be!
To make it less stressful we base everything we do around you, providing support at every stage. Our mission is to make moving simple, wherever life leads you.”
Tip #2: Jayne Shelley, Yorkshire - Area Director
"When you’re waiting for offers to roll in, it's natural to want regular feedback and to make sure you've priced your property correctly. So we get in touch every day to show how much interest your property is getting. We also use the very latest data to ensure we price your home correctly to reflect market conditions and get the result you are looking for."
Tip #3: Abigail Wills, Sales Progression Assistant Manager
"Good communication is vital. Customers become really stressed out when they are unable to speak to their solicitor, and are not sure of how their property sale or purchase is progressing. We know that feeling left in the dark is awful, so we constantly liaise between all parties. We speak to everyone every single week to keep them in the loop, ensuring everyone is up to date and any issues aren't just passed back and forth, but we find a way to resolve them."
Tip #4: Olly Nevard, Engineering Manager
“Moving is made stressful by all the legalities, jargon and processes. To reduce this stress we were inspired to make the digital customer experience as simple as possible, from listing all the way through to completion. We put everything in one place, and put you in control.”
Tip #5: Paul Elcino, Head of Housesimple Financial Services
"One of the biggest stresses people face is getting accepted for their mortgage. Being in a rush definitely ramps up the pressure! My top tip is to give yourself plenty of time. Speak to a qualified adviser as early as possible, get an agreement in principle and make sure you've got your paperwork sorted."
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