House is Sold, Time to Move......Things You Will Need To Remember Check-List.....

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ellis Property Investments


□ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move.

□ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address.

□ Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move.

□ Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home.

□ Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new home.

□ Check insurance coverage for the items you’re moving. Usually movers only cover what they pack.

□ Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable.

□ Note the weight of the goods you’ll have moved, since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight.

□ Check with your condo or co-op about any restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits for moving.

□ Have a “first open” box with the things you’ll need most, such as toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks, and toothpaste.


Plus, if you’re moving out of town, be sure to:

□ Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets. □ Get copies of children’s school records for transfer.

□ Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood.

□ Consider special car needs for pets when traveling.

□ Let a friend or relative know your route.

□ Empty your safety deposit box.

□ Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if you’re moving in cold weather.


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Comments (6)

Brian Doubleday
Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker - Ladera Ranch, CA
Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo

Great checkist, this will really come in handy for clients-It seems like we always forget something

Oct 14, 2010 04:45 PM
Ted J. Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Milton, GA

What a great checklist, I will need to keep this one.

Oct 14, 2010 04:53 PM
P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy
Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley - Gilroy, CA
San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!

Thank you Dorothy, Always good to keep on hand!

Oct 14, 2010 04:54 PM
Mona Stanfield
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Elle Realty

I will keep this handy checklist for my clients

Oct 14, 2010 04:57 PM
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Hi Doretha, great list for the home seller to work with when they move.

Oct 14, 2010 07:57 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Doretha, now this is a list we should all keep and hand out to clients.

Oct 15, 2010 03:48 AM