Relocating from one house to another can be hectic, time consuming and a lot of things can be overlooked during the process. If you are planning to relocate or have already done so, here are various mistakes to look out for that occur during the excitement of starting a new life elsewhere.
#1. Renting out old home
A mistake most people make is thinking that renting a house is an easy task to fulfill. Although it might seem easy to just rent out a house and fold your hands while the rent money comes in, the fact is it takes more than that. You have to know the ins and out of renting before jumping into it. You have to know how to screen prospective tenants, how to collect rent or even ways to handle tenants (good or bad). If you rent a house with no clue on how things are done just for the fact that you want to move to another place, you will be harming yourself.
#2. Trying to arrange your new home exactly like the last one
You will be putting a whole lot of stress on yourself to achieve this because there is no replicate of the same place. You can try your best to have a new house that is the same as the last one but when you relocate to another place, everything changes. The best thing you can do is to embrace the new changes and create a lifestyle that suits your new environment.
#3. Not getting schooled on schools
Having a good school near your residence can be a plus for most people but there is nothing more heart breaking than relocating to an area with good schools without realizing that there is no room for your kids to be enrolled. To play safe, it’s best if you ask around the different schools if they can enroll your child before you think of relocating.
#4. Selling old house prematurely
With the sole aim of moving to another house as soon as possible, most people make the mistake of selling their former house too quickly. This can be a risky thing to do because you might not have fulfilled all necessary requirement for the new house and then boom, you have no where to stay. You end up loosing more money by having to rent till you have a new house to buy.
As tempting as it can be, relocating to a new house should be done wisely. A lot of thought should be given into all steps that you decide on taking. You would not want to relocate and have remorse for why you moved in the first place.