01 Apr 2021

Relax, you're moving

UK’s biggest estate agent, Purplebricks, releases Moving Meditations to help make moving home easier.
Relax, you're moving

UK’s biggest estate agent, Purplebricks, releases Moving Meditations to help make moving home easier  

  • The most challenging stages of moving house have been revealed as selling your current property, waiting on a completion date - and packing  
  • 62 per cent of house movers said the main contributor to their stress is when things are beyond their control
  • Purplebricks has teamed up with Breath Coach, Rebecca Dennis, to create the Moving Meditations to help make moving as calm as possible

Moving house is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Even if it’s not your first time, it can feel like an enormous task.  

A new study of 2,000 adults found that selling your current property, waiting on a completion date, and packing were the most challenging stages of moving house. Searching for a new house, getting a mortgage and viewing properties were also among some of the top pressures.  

As a result of the findings, Purplebricks worked with Breath Coach, Rebecca Dennis, founder of Breathing Tree, to create the Moving Meditations, a series of three guided meditations designed to help ease some of the most challenging stages of the move.

Rebecca said: “Moving house is one of the biggest life decisions you’ll make – there are many worries at different stages of the process.

“At times, it can feel like a rollercoaster. From the excitement of finding your dream home to the wait as you make an offer, there are plenty of ups and downs along the way.

“While the journey is not always the smoothest, there are certainly ways to  find calm amongst the chaos.

She continued: “The way we breathe has a powerful effect on how stressed we feel and meditation can help to relieve that stress. By asking the body to relax each time we inhale, we unwind stored tension. By connecting with your own breath, you can reset the mind and body when stress or anxiety start to creep in.”

The study also found that:

  • 43 per cent worry that they’ve made the right decision  
  • 71 percent would love live updates on the progress of their sale
  • 32 per cent said the biggest relief is when the keys of their new property are finally in their hand, although 24 per cent said they don’t let out a big sigh until all their boxes are in their new home
  • 32 per cent try to keep positive throughout the process with exercise, ‘me time’ and opening a bottle of wine some of the top stress relievers. And over half of Brits said they would consider listening to meditations to help ease their stress during a house move
  • Despite the ups and downs, 66 per cent said that once you've moved in, you forget all about the pressures - with 16 per cent even admitting that while it can be demanding, they secretly enjoy the process

Angela Wallace, Divisional Sales Director at Purplebricks added: “Buying and selling a home is a major milestone in anyone’s life, so it’s understandable people feel the strain every now and then.  

“However, you don’t move very often in a lifetime, so try to be in the moment and enjoy making these life changing decisions. If there are areas of the journey that feel a bit of a challenge hopefully Moving Meditations can offer something unique to help buyers and sellers through.”

The study, conducted by OnePoll, also revealed that while 84 per cent believe they are organised during a house move, almost a third admitted they don’t use a checklist at all and simply don’t know where to start.   

So the experts at Purplebricks have also created the Ultimate Moving Checklist to help make the process a little easier.

With Purplebricks sellers can track their sale 24/7. They have control over the whole process from viewings and offers to direct messaging with buyers. Combined with the support and advice from a local property expert Purplebricks is committed to making the moving process easier.

@purplebricksUK #movingmeditations  

 

-ENDS-

 

For additional information and imagery please contact: sally.plant@thepr.network  

 

Notes to Editor:

 

*OnePoll study of 2,000 UK adults, August 2020  

 

About Purplebricks

Purplebricks is the UK’s leading estate agent and offers customers a transparent and convenient way to buy, sell, or let. Purplebricks gives customers the combined support of Local Property Experts, an online platform and a central customer service team. More information can be found at www.purplebricks.co.uk.  

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