When is the right time to start packing your Palm Beach County home?

Real Estate Agent with Treu Group Real Estate



http://www.treugroup.com - Are you thinking of selling?  One of the most often asked question is when can I start packing.  Your Palm Beach County Real Estate Team share with you what 

you need to know about selling your home.  Help is just a phone call away, 561-352-3056.


As you prepare to receive a contract on your home, the question of when you can start packing will likely be on your mind.  This can be an exciting time.  I know there seems like there is so much to do however the great thing about working with your Palm Beach County Real Estate team is that we will help you break it down into easy steps.  One of the most common questions that we get is when can we start packing?  Of course each offer is different however we want to share some general information. 


You can begin the process now as a move really does take a lot of preparation however at the early stages you will want to make sure you do not do anything that is hard to undo.  Depending on your contract, you don't want to sign contracts to move or pack things you need often until the contract to close process is further along.


Timelines to moving


You have a contract 


You can decide if you will be hiring a mover or moving yourself.


The inspection will be scheduled within 7-10 days.  


If there is a financing condition, there will be an appraisal.  


After the inspection and appraisal, begin to decide who you will hire if you are using a mover.


Also at this time, start packing and sorting.  Preparing for your move is really important.  One of the common issues that clients have when they are moving is underestimating how much they have.  Starting early is key.  Some easy areas you can start with very early are the closets, the garage and the attic.  Think hard about what you will want to move.  If you do the sorting early, you will avoid paying to move things you will end up throwing away.  Do you love it?  If yes, move it.  Will you use it?  If not, get rid of it.  


You can decide which mover you are going to use.  


It is time to decide what you are going to do with any of your items that you are not going to take with you.  Are you donating, selling, doing a yard sale, giving it to a friend or family member or throwing it out?  If you are doing a yard sale, go ahead and pick your date for the yard sale.  If you are donating, call and get on the schedule for your chosen charity.  


If there is a mortgage, we will be monitoring the process.  


When we are comfortable that all is well, you can commit to a moving date with your mover.


If you have questions, we are here to help you.  


Your Palm Beach County real estate team is here to help you make the closing and moving process easier for you.  We are honored to help you get to the closing table.  If you are ready to sell your Palm Beach County home, we are here to help you.  You can reach us at 561-352-3056.








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Lisa and Steve Treu

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Comments (2)

Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Lisa, very clever title and excellent post.  Unique topic we have never seen covered before.

Jan 06, 2013 07:09 PM
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

Good morning Lisa, Excellent post & great tips on packing & moving. for many it turns into a last minute panic attack  

Jan 06, 2013 08:45 PM

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