The Best Time of Year to Move in Bath. – Part 2
If you’re planning to relocate this year, you will no doubt have lots to consider before the big moving day arrives. Finding the perfect home in your new location is just one of many things on your ‘to-do’ list, with more added every day. That’s why it’s always a good idea to do plenty of preparation. But is there a best time of year to move?
It’s a bit of a subjective question as it depends on personal circumstances, especially where mortgages are concerned. The most popular season is summer, then spring, but they’re also the busiest when booking a removals service. We’ll go over everything in more detail in this article to see if it’s possible to nominate the best month or season for a relocation.
Choosing When to Move – Is There a Science to it?
In a very well-informed article by Compare My Move, there’s a way to determine how popular a season or month is. However, this is still dependent on your situation, as well as external factors you have no control over. That said, it’s always beneficial to use data from credible sources and estate agents. They base everything from actual sales, with specific geographical analysis.
Mortgage chains tend to take on a life of their own, which is what we mean by external factors. You might find it difficult to take control when you’re waiting for someone to sell their property. This only increases if your mortgage chain has several other buyers and sellers in play. Then it’s all a case of waiting for everyone to solve their side of the deal, which can take months.
The best thing to do is to research your new area in lots of detail to ensure you have that side of things in place. Find the right property and concentrate on this as your number one goal. Remember to have an equal amount of online and offline research. This involves visiting your potential new home and location at least twice. You’ll need first-hand experience before committing to a house or apartment.
If you’re determined to move during a particular season, we’ll highlight the pros and cons of each one. And we’ll always do everything within our power to accommodate your relocation, no matter when you plan on moving.
The Pros and Cons of Moving in Spring and Summer –
The summertime is the most popular season for moving to a new home, which is also why it receives the most bookings. The reasons are fairly obvious. There are more hours of sunlight which is handy when packing and unloading. The weather is usually better, and people have vacation time to use. It’s worth remembering to start planning now if you want a summer move. You don’t have much time to organise a 2021 summer relocation.
A typical relocation on average takes 4.2 months! Please also bear in mind this takes everything into account. Additionally, this also assumes there are no issues or unforeseen delays, and the buyer’s asking price is reasonable. As a seller, your property must be ready for the market. It should also reflect other sale prices in your area.
After summer, you’ll find late spring is ideal for relocations because the weather is milder. Summer relocations often require an advance booking to secure the exact day you want to move. Whereas a spring move is you’re more likely to find available booking spaces. But remember – this is the second most in-demand season which means it will fill up fast.
Does Anyone Relocate in Autumn and Winter?
It won’t come as much of a surprise, but the least favourable season for moving is winter. The daylight hours are shorter, and the weather presents some potential hazards. Although it’s worth remembering that there are fewer relocation bookings. This might work in your favour, as many companies offer discounts during quieter periods.
Autumn has a slightly more favourable outlook for removals jobs. Unlike a couple of decades ago, the weather in September and October is relatively mild. This makes it possible to organise a move without worrying about ice or snow. It’s crucial you book with a reputable removals company like Thomas Firbank. Autumn does have more rain, and you’ll need a professional team who plan ahead for wet conditions.
Regardless of what season you choose, Thomas Firbank has a fleet of vehicles and can accommodate relocations all year round. Nothing stops us from getting the job done, and we have all the right tools to undertake any relocation. So, if you want to give yourself more time by booking in autumn or winter, there’s no need to worry about the standard of service when you work with us.
What About a Specific Day of the Week for a Removal?
When we’re asked which day is in-demand for moving, it’s a question we can confidently answer. Friday is the day most people request when booking their removals service, and this means it fills up quickly. This makes it difficult for you to secure your move for this day. If you’re adamant that Friday is for you, it will take lots of forward-planning.
Moreover, Friday is also most banks busiest day of the week, with transactions shutting down in line with their branch closing times. You might find yourself in a desperate situation if the seller doesn’t receive the full payment. They won’t hand over the keys without the full payment, which would leave you both in limbo until Monday.
According to the Homeowners Alliance, Saturday is the second favourite, followed by Monday and then Thursday. The least popular in their data was Sunday, with a relatively low percentage of people opting to move on a Tuesday or Wednesday. So, what does this mean in terms of choosing a day to relocate?
Although there are advantages to booking a Friday relocation, we’re going to suggest you think about earlier in the week. For example – if you book on a Monday or Tuesday and there’s a delay in the transaction, no problem. You have several days to resolve the issues. Additionally, you’ll have little to no problem with securing your booking. With this in mind, it might be better to try and book a removal for earlier in the week.
What Happens if a Delay Occurs? Self Storage –
For anyone who finds themselves in a scenario where a delay occurs, and they can’t move into their new home, it’s a normal reaction to panic. Luckily, by contacting Thomas Firbank, you’ll find the solution to your problem. Self storage is a lifesaver for gaps in moving-in dates, and we offer last-minute services.
We frequently accept removals and storage jobs for people who need to move within twenty-four hours, sometimes even less than that. This is essential for people or businesses who have nowhere to store their belongings or items and have no time to do anything about it. This is where self storage provides a perfect solution; your possessions or equipment will be safe and secure with us.
And when it comes to emergencies, self storage can become a safety net. So, if you need to move out quickly – we can help. Maybe your relocation has hit a delay, and you’re stuck in move-in limbo, no problem. Just contact us, and we’ll help you with an emergency removal or storage service.
Using Online Reviews to Find Better Customer Service –
Customer service is an evolving subject, and most businesses understand the need for a strong online presence. It’s the only way to reach new customers and retain the ones they already have. This real-time link keeps companies in check when it comes to providing credible services. The internet has put more power in the hands of the consumer.
Review companies and online rating platforms like Google Live and Trustpilot offer a way for potential customers to research prospective service providers. Every business allows previous customers to rate them out of a score of five stars. Furthermore, it’s possible to leave a written comment about the service you received.
Our suggestion for anyone who wants to improve their chances of receiving good service is to select companies over an average rating above four. But it’s also worth contacting them directly to discuss their services. If you contact us, we’ll happily go through all our packages in detail to see if we can match a removals service to your requirements.
Thomas Firbank – Your Go-To Guide to Relocating Throughout the Year in Bath –
Thomas Firbank is the favourite removals and storage company in Bath, and we work throughout Somerset, the surrounding areas and anywhere in the UK. One of the reasons why we’re so popular is our range of services. Customer service is our top priority, and every package matches this strive for a higher standard of service delivery.
The Thomas Firbank team are on hand to assist you while you plan for your relocation with necessary information on things like preparing your appliances and decluttering. And if you’d prefer to leave the packing to the experts, we’re ready to make your life much easier by undertaking the work for you. Additionally, if you’re moving to Bath, we’ll happily discuss any information about what life is like here.
If you’re planning a relocation for 2021, please contact us today. Our team will guide you through our range of services and provide you with a free quotation.