Change of Address Notices When You Move

Reblogger Lottie Kendall
Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Our colleague, Chris Ann Cleland, posted a great reminder for all about remembering to give friends a new mailing address when one moves. I especially appreciated her tip about checking the address stored by online companies. I'm passing this on to my friends and clients on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Original content by Chris Ann Cleland VA License # 0225089470

Change of Address Notices When You Move

In the digital age in which we live, sending a change of address card to your friends and family may seem like an outdated mode of communication.  Announcing you have moved on Facebook, however, may not be enough information, or even the right venue for many of the people in your life.  When you are moving in the middle of summer, you may not even be thinking about someone like Aunt Betsy in Florida who send you fresh fruit every Christmas.  Just this weekend I had to notify a seller from more than a  year ago that he had received a delivery of fresh fruit at his former residence.  Mailing change of address notices to those for whom you have addresses yourself, is a good idea.  You definitely don't want to miss gifts, cards or anything else they mail to you .

Likewise, don't get in a hurry when you are shopping online and neglect to see what shipping address the site has for you.  One holiday season I happened to go by a listing and find a package from Dell for an occupant who lived there four years prior.  It was a notebook for his daughter for Christmas.  Thankfully, I was able to track him down and give him the package.

Anything you have an auto shipment from, like Amazon, will also need to be updated.  You don't want to miss out on the shipment of diapers or pet food because you moved.  And naturally, anything you had an auto shipment for that was for your former home, like HVAC filters, will need to be canceled.

These are the types of things that folks can miss in the hustle and bustle of moving from one home to another.  Simply filing a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service is only going to forward mail to you for one year.  After that, if you haven't corrected your address with those senders, you are out of luck.

 

 

Chris Ann Cleland, Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

2014 Founders Club Member ($10 Million + in Production)

Top Producing Agent 2013 & 2011

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net, www.SellingBraemar.com

 

 

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Maria Sapio
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A good post by Chris Ann that provides helpful information that can be easily overlooked during the busyness of a move.  Thank you for the re-post Lottie Kendall 

Dec 11, 2016 10:54 AM #1
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Thanks for the reblog.  It never hurts to remind someone who has moved about the many places they need to change their address.

Dec 11, 2016 10:54 AM #2
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Nice Reblog of one my favorite ( No nonsense ) brokers here on ActiveRain Lottie Kendall

Dec 11, 2016 11:36 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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This is a good selection for a reblog and a timely reminder.

We sent a very nice wedding gift to an outdated address and it was never found.

Dec 11, 2016 11:45 AM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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Agreed, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - Chris Ann Cleland write posts that cut right to the point.

Sorry to hear of your experience, Roy Kelley - hopefully Chris' post will help others avoid that mistake.

Dec 11, 2016 12:48 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post.

Dec 11, 2016 02:07 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Before, I realized this was a reblog, I thought, Gee, there are two Rainers that are like minded about change of address notices, today!  I had read Chris Ann's post earlier!

Dec 11, 2016 05:26 PM #7
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Gita Bantwal and Myrl Jeffcoat - I thought Chris Ann's post should be seen by many eyes. I hadn't thought about how our addresses are stored on online shopping sites -- before pushing that "purchase now" button, we should check the delivery address.

Dec 11, 2016 06:23 PM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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Some people would forget they moved if they didn't have reminders. Love and light!

Dec 13, 2016 11:22 PM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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You're right, Laura Cerrano - I've known people who absentmindedly driven home from a busy day -- to their old house! 

Dec 14, 2016 12:46 PM #10
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Lottie Kendall - Great tips, especially for updating your on-line shipping addresses.  Excellent choice for a re-blog!

Dec 15, 2016 05:11 PM #11
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Great reminder, Lottie Kendall!  I remind my clients of the 'basic' address changes and just today, a seller inadvertently sent a package (address was auto-ship in the vendor's system) to their old address.  So, I had to coordinate that package pick-up!

Dec 17, 2016 09:38 PM #12
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Good morning, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com and Debe Maxwell - life is complicated, isn't it? Stored mailing addresses can both help and hinder. Glad you could help package pickup Debe.

Dec 18, 2016 04:09 AM #13
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