5 Moving Mistakes To Avoid

Moving homes can be a complicated process. This is why you need Ken Richter, your trusted real estate professional. With Ken's 30+ years of expertise, he'll make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish. Another way we can help? Check out our buyers guide by clicking here, and helpful blogs like this one to give you all the tips and tricks you need along the way!

Here are 5 Common Moving Mistakes, and how you can avoid them:

1. The Forced Move: You may be surprised to learn that many people sell their homes without any plan of where they will reside next. Especially in such a hot real estate market, people are listing their homes before they’ve gotten their bearings, and selling before they come up with step 2. Make sure that no matter how quick your turn around time may be, you have a game plan of where you’re moving to. This will relieve some of the stress around the big day.

2. The Getaway Car: When you’re packing up to leave, make sure you clearly understand any terms and conditions in the sale contract regarding items such as large furniture installations and appliances. Sometimes buyers will request items such as shelving or the microwave stay as part of a condition of the sale. If you pull away with these in the back of the truck, you will have a mess on your hands. Leave everything the buyers legally purchased in place.

3. The DIY: Can you move homes without professional movers or renting a Uhaul? Absolutely. But should you? There is so much going on at the time of a big move. We always recommend taking the weight off your shoulders (literally) wherever you can. Good friends may bring their trucks to help you move, but renting a big truck will make the process faster, and hiring professional movers if you can afford it will make a big difference.

4. The Newbie: When people are moving they can sometimes get so caught up in the home they are leaving that they forget to really take stock of the place they are moving to. If you can, we recommend driving the route to your new home and taking time to find the nearest grocery store and amenities, get familiar with the roads, and check out your new neighborhood. It will take the stress of the unknown away.

5. The Quiet One: If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t stay quiet. Ask us; we’re here to help! We can recommend different home service providers, walk you through any contract questions, and help you strategize your move. We are there for you every step of the way.

Happy Moving!

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