Countdown to Moving Day!
- Call for estimates from 3 professional movers.
- Draw a floor plan of your new home.
- Call the Chamber of Commerce in your new town for their “residential informational packet.”
- Inventory all possessions now. Decide what to move, sell, replace or donate.
- Complete US Postal change of address online
- Obtain copies of all medical, dental, legal, accounting, and vet records.
- Transfer records between schools on both ends of the move.
- Ask tax advisor to review your potential moving related tax deductions and potential tax liability.
- Itemize moving related costs with mover, including packaging, loading, special charges, insurance, etc.
- Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpet if needed.
- Advertise a garage/yard/tag sale to dispose of unneeded furniture, accessories, clothes, etc.
- If a professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing days 1 or 2 days before the move.
- If you move yourself, order adequate boxes, packing material, and tape now.
- Make travel arrangements for pets, including necessary medical records.
- Assemble sufficient supply of packing materials and equipment.
- Pack items you won’t use immediately or that will go in storage.
- Contact utilities on both ends of the move.
- Confirm final travel arrangements for family and pets.
1-3 Days Before Closing
- Confirm utilities will be connected for the day of closing.
- Review all lender documents.
- Obtain wiring instructions from the closing company (with wire fraud at an all time high, go in to the closing company and pick up)
- Review the final Closing Disclosure with your Realtor.
- Wire closing funds to the closing agent and confirm receipt.
- Final walk through- Make sure all Seller items have ben removed from the house and inspected all systems before going to closing. Sign “Walk Through” sheet!
- You need to have your driver’s license or passport.
- The closing office will have a lot of paperwork for you to review and sign, don't be afraid to ask questions! Keep a note pad with you, there will be dates and tips from the closing agent about Homestead your first mortgage payment, taxes, insurance etc.
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