5 Tips for Moving Long Distances

Real Estate Agent with Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate


Are you looking for a home out of area? Are you going to be moving a long distance?

Here are some tips:

1. De-Clutter - De-cluttering is a must, and it's not always easy. Even if you aren't forced with stripping down to the bare necessities, moving things you don't really need a long distance is not worth the trouble!

2. Organization - Staying organized is imperative; keeping track of shutting off and starting new utilities, changing your address, scheduling your moving van and other to-dos need to be kept track of. Making to-do lists in either writing, on your smartphone, or on your computer should be done.

3. Planning - Plan your trip! If you're planning on driving, you'll need to plan your trip. Will you take your time and see sights? Or are you booking it---trying to get there quickly? Printing out a map of directions (Google Maps, MapQuest, etc.) is a good idea but a physical map in the car (Thomas Guide) is also very useful when Google Maps takes you on a confusing or wrong route.

4. Know Your New Area Before You Get There - It's a good idea to get familiar with your new area before you even move there. Check the internet -- a quick Wiki search will give you some basic facts but also check blogs (ActiveRain's Localism Posts) for more in depth articles, reviews of businesses in town, and photos/videos. Of course, your real estate agent of course would also love to help and be able to share information about the new area.

5. Enjoy the Journey! - Moving can be stressful and hard and full of emotion, but it is an adventure, in any capacity, and should be marked as such.

Resource: Pack it Up

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Sophia Lin
Intero Real Estate Services - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist

Those sound like great tips not only for long distance, but local & short distances as well.  Thanks for the great tips!

Aug 16, 2011 01:20 PM #1
Kelly Anderson
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA

I agree with Sophia.  Simple steps to follow if you're moving 5 miles or 500 miles. (I just wish I was better with the de-clutter part!)

Aug 16, 2011 01:47 PM #2
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Use a professional moving company! :)  Thanks for the list - I agree with Sophia, this is a list for any move.

Aug 16, 2011 02:27 PM #3
Ron Holborn
Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate - Anaheim, CA
Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short

Sophia - I appreciate the comment!

Kelly - The De-Cluttering part is understandable, you want to be able to take everything with you from your old home to new or you don't feel complete somehow.

Joy - Using a professional moving company would save lots of time and be very helpful! Thanks for the comment!

Aug 16, 2011 02:58 PM #4
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