Get Ready For Your Move

Getting Ready To Move?

Your grown up kids have finally left the house so you’re thinking of downsizing or you may have to move because of some urgent reason. Or is it that you just received a new job offer in a different location that will require you to relocate? In most situations, a move is well planned and the timing is usually on your side, however, in some cases you may be require to move much sooner than you may like.

In this article, we will provide three key points to address in order to make your move a successful one.  The first two points apply regardless of when you will need to move but the last point is for the move that requires you to sell your home quickly.

How to get organized and pack your belongings

The first and the most important thing to do when you are all set to move is to sort through your belongings and to get rid of the items that are not essential. One of the advantages of moving is that you will be forced to eliminate unnecessary junk and clutter. Perhaps you can even sell some of these items on craigslist to make few extra dollars.

Now its time to pack it all up. After going through everything and eliminating those things that you do not need at your new place, it’s time to start packing them up.  Make sure that you pack up your photographs, fragile and personal items in a box, label each box and put them away. This will give you a sense of privacy and it will also prevent any additional packing by your moving company.

How to select the right moving company

There are a lot of firms that are more than ready to provide you with a fast and effective moving service. There are also many of unsavory outfits as well. Here are some tips on what you should look for when choosing a moving company………read on!


Beware of those extremely low priced companies, especially if they only provide their estimate over the phone or via the internet.

The cost of moving is based on the weight of your items and the distance of the move.  A reputable moving company will always base its cost on the weight of the items that need to be moved. The space that your items will take up in their truck doesn’t necessarily factor into their price. Stay clear of moving company that tells you otherwise.

A reputable moving company will always visit your home (prior to final movement), take a look at your belongings, checkout its condition and they’ll determine how much time will be needed to pack your things up. Their estimate will be primarily based on this visit.  Try and stay away from a moving company that tells you that they do not need to come to your house.

The federal government requires moving companies to provide you with a copy of your “Rights and Responsibilities” when you move. Their failure to do this may be a “scam alert”.

Do need to sell my house fast?

Prior to a successful move, you have to make the decision on how to sell your home.  The traditional route starts with contacting a real estate agent and having your house listed on the MLS .  The process usually goes like this: your home will be listed and you’ll have to wait for qualified buyers to look at your home and for an interested buyer to make an offer on your home.  The process doesn’t end there, if you accept the perspective buyers offer, they must qualify and obtain a mortgage on a loan they will need to buy your home unless they are able to pay for your home in cash.  The whole process of going this route which will include, an appraisal, a home inspection and closing at a title company usually takes 60 to 90 days depending on the location of the home and its current market conditions.   There are also costs that are often overlooked buy the home seller when they decide to work with a real estate agent, so be aware of these costs….check this out “HERE”.

If the timeframe we just outlined above does not conform to your schedule and plans, the question that comes into your mind is “I need to sell my house fast”. Now that you are motivated to sell your house fast, you should consider contacting a professional real estate buyer. They are investors in real estate properties. They purchase homes, they fix them up and resell them, which means they are always on the lookout for new homes to buy. They often buy homes where an owner needs to make a quick move and doesn’t have time to go through the lengthy process of selling their home through the traditional method of signing up with a realtor.  They also buy distressed properties and fixer uppers as investments to fix up and resell later. This may create a win-win situation between you and the real estate buyer. With these type of buyers, you can sell your home much quicker than you might in the current market, and get paid quickly.  This is certainly an option you may want to consider….why not contact them today, who knows, you may end up selling your house quickly.

A quick introduction!

Hello everyone!

I’ve created this blog in an effort to help individuals transition from one location of our country to another.  I realize that there are so many factors that are involved in your relocation plans and I hope that the few tips that I am able to provide, may help ease the arduous process.