Moving in the Summertime

In the summertime everything comes to life. The trees start growing their leaves, the flowers start blooming, animals come out of hibernation and people start turning off Netflix and heading outside. With the sun out longer and holiday time banked, the summer becomes the perfect time to tackle that big project, have cold drinks on the patio, spend time with the family and, for many people, move.

That's right, while the springtime is when many homes get listed for sale in Calgary, Alberta, possession often happens during the summertime. This is because with such nice weather and more holidays, it is easier for people to move out of their old homes and into their new homes. If you are one of these people, we have 3 tips to help the process go smoothly from start to finish. Read on to learn more:

1). Like we mentioned above, the summertime is a popular season for people moving. This means that home inspectors, movers, cleaners and more are going to be booked well in advance. If you are going to be requiring any services like these, make sure to get them on the calendar TODAY to avoid any delays in your move. Plan out everything carefully in whatever way will cause as a little stress as possible for you.

2). Get the family involved! Moving is considered one of life's more stressful events. This has the potential to be even more stressful when the kids are running around, home from school for the summer. Give everyone a role in the move so that they feel included and, even more importantly, stay busy! If it's all too much to handle, take advantage of the free summer day camps the City of Calgary offers! Drop the kids off so you can power through packing.

3). Remember: not everything will go as planned. There is no such thing as the perfect move, so don't let minor issues ruin your entire summer or experience. Lean on the expertise of me, your real estate professional, and your loved ones who have gone through this before.

Before you know it you'll be relaxing in your new home sweet home!

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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