Make a mid-year move and achieve your new years’ resolutions this summer

As we reach the last days of the first half of the year, it’s time to reflect on the new years’ plans you made to move this year. If you haven’t made any progress yet, fear not! As the leading estate agents in Virginia Water, Surrey, we understand the challenges that come with a house move. Read on for inspiration to get the ball rolling and ensure yourself a hassle-free move this summer.

If you’re thinking of moving, renting or buying, and want some home inspiration take some time to browse our properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, you can also visit our award-winning website or call us on 01344 843000 and email us.

Here are our top 10 tips to help you get organised and make your move this summer.

You’ve guessed it – put your house on the market!

Engage with us for a valuation, professional photography, enticing property descriptions and a platform to showcase your home. By putting your house on the market promptly will help attract potential buyers looking to be in before the new school year and bagging an offer on your home first will ensure a smoother transition to your new home. Once you achieve an offer on your home it puts you in a more desirable position to the sellers for when you find, and make an offer on, your dream home.

Find your dream home

Finding the right home is crucial in the moving process. Create a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves for your new property and utilise online platforms, local listings, and our assistance as a reputable estate agency to narrow down your options (and sign up for our e-newsletter, if you haven’t done so already!). Stay proactive by checking for new listings and scheduling viewings promptly.

If you’ve already found your dream home, congratulations! We’ll guide you through negotiations, offer advice on making a strong offer, and handle legal aspects. Act swiftly to secure your desired property as timing is crucial and the market can change quickly.

Plan ahead

Moving house is a complex process that requires careful planning. Begin by creating a timeline and setting realistic goals for each stage of the move. This will help you stay organised and on track throughout the process. Consider creating a detailed checklist with deadlines for tasks such as finding a new property, packing, and arranging utilities.

Declutter and organise

Take this opportunity to declutter your belongings and get rid of items you no longer need. Sorting through your possessions can be a cathartic experience, and it will make the packing process much more manageable. Donate or sell unwanted items to lighten your load and start fresh in your new home.

Get your finances in order

If you need a mortgage to purchase your new property, it’s essential to get your finances in order early on. Consult with a financial advisor to assess your financial situation, explore mortgage options, and determine how much you can comfortably afford. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage will give you a clearer understanding of your budget and streamline the buying process.

Seek professional help for legalities

Consult a solicitor or conveyancer to handle the legal aspects of your house move. They will guide you through the conveyancing process, ensuring all necessary documents are in order and the transaction proceeds smoothly.

Create a moving day checklist

To ensure a smooth transition, create a comprehensive moving day checklist. Include tasks such as notifying utility companies, arranging for mail forwarding, and updating your address with relevant institutions. Having a checklist will help you stay organised and ensure no crucial tasks slip through the cracks.

Explore your new neighbourhood

Before finalising your move, take the time to explore your new neighbourhood. Research local amenities such as supermarkets, schools, parks, medical facilities and transport links. This knowledge will help you feel more at home for when you move in.

Get multiple removal quotes

Choosing a reliable and efficient removal company is key to a stress-free move. Request quotes from multiple reputable removal companies, and compare their services, pricing, and customer reviews. A professional removal company will handle your possessions with care and provide peace of mind during the moving process.

Pack efficiently and label boxes

When packing your belongings, take a systematic approach. Pack room by room, keeping similar items together. Use sturdy boxes and quality packing materials to protect fragile items. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make unpacking a breeze and save you time and effort when settling into your new home.

We’re here to provide valuable guidance throughout your journey, contact us today for any advice you require. Happy moving!


If you are thinking of moving in or out of the area, make sure you take a look at our amazing catalogue of properties for sale in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to speak to someone about properties to let in Virginia Water, a member of our expert team would be happy to help. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.