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Spring is a popular time of year for people thinking about moving to a new house deciding to take the plunge and go for it. With Christmas long behind us, many people want to ‘Spring clean’ their lives, and if moving is something that you have been thinking of for a while, this is a good time of the year to go for it. But before you do, there are a few things to consider…

Are you moving because you have a growing family and need more room? Maybe you just need an extra room for the kids to play in, or even as a home office. If you are happy with your home but just need the extra space, then an extension to your current home could be a great alternative to packing it all up and moving. This might not be suitable for everyone, as you may have other reasons for moving, but is well worth considering. An extension can add a lot of value to your home if it is planned and built well. For example, an attic can be converted to a huge upstairs bedroom or playroom, or you can convert an unused garage to an additional downstairs room.

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If you do want to go ahead and move, it is worth making sure that your home is looking it’s best and all the jobs that need doing are done before you put it on the market. Give all of the rooms a fresh coat of paint. Use light colours to make the rooms appear large and clean. This has a huge effect on potential buyers. If you have a lot of clutter – which you may well do if you are in need of a larger property – now is the time for a good clear out. Get rid of anything that you don’t want – donate to charity shops or even take it to a car boot sale where you can make some money.  Anything that you want to keep but don’t need on a daily basis can be put in storage before you have people coming to look around – after all they want to see the house, not the stuff inside it!

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Make sure that things are in good working order – the boiler should be working and serviced by a professional such as Gloucester boiler servicing company http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-servicing-gloucester/ – this will ensure that you don’t have any nasty and potentially expensive surprises further down the line.  Give the whole house a general health check to make sure that you don’t have anything that could put off a potential buyer.

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