Feedback from Sell My Home Users

We recently published an article about using an online agent to sell your home in London.  I haven't previously been recommended anyone particular but I had a good feeling for Sell my Home and the importance they place on Customer Service. You can read the article again here for my thoughts. Following this article, I was very interested to have the chance to chat with a couple who had recently used the service. I wanted to ask them a few questions which I thought might be useful for anyone considering using Sell my Home.  I think hearing from real people who have used them is useful in making decisions so hopefully this will help with your research. What Made you go to an internet agent? We'd had a number of high street estate agents over to value our property, all providing such mixed advice and valuations. Quite a few people started to ask if we'd ever considered trying an online estate agent, so we looked into the concept, Sell My Home just came out top for us!   What were the reasons for choosing SellMyHome? The service we got was really personal and friendly. Not once did we ever feel pushed into choosing them. When seeking advice from high street agents in the past, we were often left confused, after receiving conflicting advice.  The team at SMH kept it simple. Even down to their t's & c's - everything just seemed to make sense!   Have you used an online agent before - to buy or sell? No, we'd always gone down the traditional route, however without a doubt we'd...

Forgotten in a move

Moving time can be stressful but don't fall into the trap of forgetting these critical things. Thanks to Ashley Morgan from One Stop Organisers for her top tips Ten Most Forgotten Things to Do For Your House Move: 1. When checking shelves in empty cupboards always stand on a chair (safety, please!) as things can get stuck at the back and you won’t see them. Umbrellas / sticks, etc, get left behind open doors, as do coats / hooks, etc. 2. Tip your removers. They’ll appreciate it. 3. Make a list of who to tell you’ve moved – go through your home filing to make sure you don’t leave anyone out. Also tell your window cleaner and anyone that regularly comes to do a job at your home, especially if you are moving out of the area and you won’t be using their services in the future. 4. To stop mail you don’t want being redirected, and to stop receiving mail for previous occupiers at your new address, register with the Mail Preference Service: http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/  It’s also worth returning unopened marketing material, with a label saying ‘Return to sender. Addressee not known here. Please remove from database.’ This also helps stop unwanted mail arriving. 5. Pets get stressed. It’s worth boarding them at the vets or wherever you take them when you go away, so that they are not a safety hazard to themselves and others. Do this even for packing days as they will be stressed by lots of people in the house who they don’t know. 6. Lightbulbs – if you have several that are blown you...

Extra Help for Your Move

We all know it’s stressful moving house.  It’s listed as one of the most stressful things to do along with death and divorce. If you add in moving to a new area the stress level rises quite substantially - even higher when it’s an area you don’t know. So we know your stress levels are through the roof - you don’t know which way is up let alone which way to turn.  You might be questioning the whole decision to move or you might be sure you’re going but have no idea where to go or how to go about it.  You might have chosen the area but be finding it really stressful narrowing down the details and sorting the logistics.  We get it - it’s hard and it’s very, very stressful.  It’s why we started this site - to ease the stress and make it easier. We’re delighted to offer you two, very different, very distinct and very helpful options.  These will both ease the stress and allow you to concentrate your energy in the right place.  Short of doing the move for you these options are the best alternative!   We have personalised reports.  These reports will look at your lifestyle requirements in depth. They will assess your needs for now and the future and help to locate the absolutely optimum places where you should be looking. These reports are totally personalised and you will end up with a full and comprehensive break down of the areas that will suit you, the property market, the education sector, the leisure industry and all things in-between. To find out...

Unlock the Dream

  Are you dreaming of moving out of London? Is your dream turning into a bit of a nightmare as you toss and turn and don’t know how to work it all out? We are dream builders!  We want to help you along the way. We’ve designed a six part module-based online course to talk you and walk you through the steps to building your dream life. If you’re worried about finances; if you have concerns about making the decision to move; if you can’t decide on an area; if you don’t know where to start.  We get it.  We understand and appreciate how it feels. So you’re not alone.  We’ve designed our course to give you practical no-nonsense guides.  You can work at your own pace by downloading one a week or you can fly through the whole lot quicker than light and get your decisions made and get moving. Moving out of London is BIG decision and shouldn’t be underestimated.  Our course will help you decide if it’s the right decision for you.  It will help you work out if you should move now, or park the idea for a few years.  It will help you look closely of all aspects of the process.  It will help you to make decisions about when to move, where to move and how to get the ball rolling. We’re really excited - and the course will go live on 22nd February.   The price of the full 6 module course is £297….an absolute bargain we think you will agree! To find out more about it please enter your details here...

Websites About Hertfordshire

If you're looking for help to move to Hertfordshire, the web contains masses of useful information.   For school admissions: http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/ School Searches http://www.lifeafterlondon.com/finding-a-new-school/   Extra help on admissions from someone who has done the move from London http://www.schoolguruhertfordshire.co.uk/admissionrules.html   St Albans Mums facebook group Radio Verulam http://www.radioverulam.com/   St Albans Local Website http://www.enjoystalbans.com/ muddystilletos - urban guide to living in Hertfordshire - light hearted, lots of reviews http://herts.muddystilettos.co.uk   For more information about Hertfordshire, visit our Why Move to Hertfordshire?...

Websites about West Sussex

If you're looking for help to move to West Sussex the web contains masses of useful information.   To get you started we recommend the following groups/websites for further information:   Schools catchments https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/school-places/ School Searches http://www.lifeafterlondon.com/finding-a-new-school/ Information about West Sussex http://www.westsussex.info What’s on in Sussex http://www.visitsussex.org/ General information from the Council of West Sussex www.westsussex.gov.uk     Flight path map http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/home-blighted-new-Gatwick-flight-paths/story-19942964-detail/story.html Chichester and West Sussex Mums Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/chichesterandWSussexmums/ Horsham Specific information http://www.hellohorsham.co.uk East Grinstead information http://visiteastgrinstead.com/ Steyning Information http://www.yoursteyning.co.uk/news     Petworth Information http://discoverpetworth.org/ Brighton Parent information http://www.brightonmums.com/   For more information about living in West Sussex, visit our Why Move to West Sussex?...