Helpful Mooooving Tips List

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Helpful Mooooving Tips List list


moving van      Take some of the stress out of the million details that there seem to be when moving.  Sellers don’t always remember….and Buyers sometimes don’t know what to ask  when it comes to who needs to be notified.  This will vary of course from market to market.  We cover a number of counties in our service area and there can be things unique to certain Villages and cities that require special attention.  Be the professional we know you are and provide a customized list for you  Buyers and Sellers to make the transition  from their home or to their new one.


      1)      Go the post office or visit the postal service on line at:  With a few clicks and $1 to your credit card (They are verifying your identity) you can have  mail forwarded to your address.


2)      Utility companies– Some locations combine gas and electric, others are served by separate companies…or your client may have oil or propane gas.  These companies should be notified that the account will change  on the day of closing. In the case of oil or propane gas, make sure that there is a reading taken so that the Seller may be properly credited for fuel remaining in the tank after closing that will be used by the Buyer.


3)      Water and Sewer– While this bill is sometimes just sent to: Occupant or Resident of and the address…in some communities it is in the name of the homeowner. Make sure you find out and have that change reflecting the closing date so this bill is not forwarded to the former owner after closing.


4)      Magazines and any other newspapers or publicationscan get the change of address card ordered on line or picked up at the post office.


tv5)      Cable, Satellite or Dish networks and  Internet providers...follow the instructions that they provide for a move.  You may find that these folks are really busy and best to plan ahead for the switch to new owners.  Often times the change to new requires that the current homeowner put in an order to stop their service first before they will accept one for new service.


6)      Doctors and Dentists  should be included in a change of address. If the

                                                      move is long distance, be sure medical/dental records and prescriptions are 

                                                       transferred.     doctor


family7)      Friends and Family appreciate getting a note with your address…phone and email if appropriate.


   Provide the links, phone numbers or any other contact information…be the best Realtor you can be….your buyers and sellers will appreciate it !




  If you are looking for the prompt professional real estate service you deserve….and you are in Southeastern Wisconsin…Call us…we will be  happy to show we why we have called Wisconsin home for a lifetime and find you the house to call home ….or help you with the sale that will get you the best possible return on your investment.




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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

PROPANE/OIL delivery service - make sure that you stop propane or oil service on automatic fill - this is so easily forgotten....

Mar 23, 2013 09:05 PM #3
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Great checklist! Thanks for sharing - suggested :)

Mar 23, 2013 09:08 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent checklist, but I've moved so many times, I could do all of this blindfolded and my hands tied behind my back.  I'd rather not...........but I could.

Mar 23, 2013 09:09 PM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Anything that can be done to help is gratefully appreciated by buyers and sellers.

Mar 23, 2013 09:09 PM #6
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Sally & David.  Organization is the key.  Great list.

Mar 23, 2013 09:11 PM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sally/David, Such a helpful checklist for both buyers and sellers. Terrific idea to provide a customized list for the clients!

Mar 23, 2013 09:17 PM #8
Mark Lebkuchner
Warwick, RI
Personal Lines Consultant

Exellent post!  Although I hope I never have to move again.....I'd need at least three roll away dumpsters! 

Mar 23, 2013 09:21 PM #9
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Morning, Sally and David. Good list to live by -- er move by -- LOL!

Mar 23, 2013 09:27 PM #10
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

With all of the hustle, bustle and excitement of the big move, list come in handy.  Even with a list, something is likely to be forgotten, but with a list, the chances of forgetting something are immediately reduced.

Mar 23, 2013 09:40 PM #11
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Great list. I will send it to everyone in my office. If someone follows you list, the moving process will make the process, that much easier.

Make it a good Sunday.

Mar 23, 2013 09:59 PM #12
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Most people get the postal service last or wait until they have made the move.  Frankly there are some mail I just as soon leave behind me.  :~)

Mar 23, 2013 10:02 PM #13
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally & David,

This certainly is a list worth sharing for our customers..I'm sure you hand this out to all of yours!!

Mar 23, 2013 10:12 PM #14
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Super tips all!  Especially about the postal service forwarding.  I did not know they charged $1 for the service though.  The last time we moved they did not.

Mar 23, 2013 10:37 PM #15
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

A list to may choose to add to it to reflect a specific will be thanked again and again for supplying it !

Mar 23, 2013 11:01 PM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Sally & David,

I was in the process of writing a similar Moving Tips post with different idea. Now that I saw yours, I'll hold off until another time.

Your post is excellent!


Mar 24, 2013 02:08 AM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

You are a talented writer/blogger Pat....and I am sure you have things on your list that are not on on!

Mar 24, 2013 02:40 AM #18
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Another tip that I have used in the past is to put on the calendar to put in a change of address AGAIN in 6 months.  The original is only good for 6 months and years ago i lost a life insurance policy because we paid on it annually and I never received the bill.

Mar 24, 2013 06:13 AM #19
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Good suggestion Chris....who would have thought...

Mar 24, 2013 06:22 AM #20
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

All helpful information, Sally.  And you gave ME an idea to add to my list of helpful links on my website.  Thank you so much!


Mar 24, 2013 12:21 PM #21
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Depending on your location Gene...u can add more things that may fit the locale uniquely...glad we could help !

Mar 24, 2013 12:39 PM #22
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