Sold! What Are Your First Steps in Planning for the Move?
08.21.2014 | Moving Tips | Deidra Poltersdorf
If you just sold your home, congratulations; now comes the hard part. You’ll need to take some immediate steps to start the process of moving out. The more organized you are, the smoother everything will go once moving day arrives.
Typically, the seller of a home will need to have everything moved out by closing. It usually takes about six to eight weeks from the time an offer is accepted to the closing date. But remember, both parties can agree to either extend that time or reduce it. You and the buyer can come to an agreement that will work for everyone. It’s very important, of course, that you comply with the final date that was agreed upon. If not, then the buyer and their attorney may try and hold back money until you are completely moved out.
Steps to take in the days leading up to your move as well as moving day itself:
- When you make your final choice for a mover, remember to secure a binding estimate, in advance of moving day, so you know exactly how much it will cost.
- The contract you sign with the mover should include a penalty to be paid by the mover if your possessions are not delivered by the agreed date.
- Ask about valuation to protect your possessions if something is broken beyond repair during the move.
- If you choose to move yourself, make sure you carefully choose the right packing materials.
Unless you have a lot of experience and a lot of friends and family members willing to help, you will be much better off hiring a professional mover. The experts with National Van Lines will make sure that your relocation is planned from beginning to end and that everything goes as smooth as possible. Call us at 877-590-2810 to learn more.