The big day is here – Closing Day! In the midst of this exciting day there are some things to remember to do. We compiled a short list of some of the most common moving tips for home sellers.
Here is a list of moving tips for sellers.
- Give your forwarding address to the post office, usually two to four weeks ahead of the move
- Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and your bank of the change of address
- Develop a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified of the move
- Arrange to have utilities disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one
- Cancel the newspaper delivery
- Check insurance coverage for moved items. Usually movers only cover what they pack
- Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable
- Note the weight of the goods you’ll have moved, since long distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight
- Check with your condo (if applicable) about restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits
- Have a “first open” box with the things you’ll need most – toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdrivers, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks and toothpaste
Plus, if you’re moving out of town
- Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets
- Get copies of children’s school records for transfer
- Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood
- Consider special car needs for pets when traveling
- Let a friend or relative know your route
- Carry travelers checks or an ATM card fro ready cash until you can open a new bank account
- Empty your safety deposit box
- Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if you’re moving in cold weather
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