Things to know if you are moving out of state!

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Original content by Will Hamm

Important Steps to Remember When Moving Out of State

Posted on Oct 19 2021 - 4:25pm by Housecall

By Meghan Belnap

Over the past year, more and more Americans have begun to expand their horizons when it comes to their careers and families. That horizon will often expand beyond their state's borders and into another state. Moving is stressful enough, but moving out of state can be a nightmare.

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Everything from legal paperwork to where you're going to stay is going to be on your mind. Below are a few important steps to remember when moving out of state:

Choose the Right Moving Service

Unless you're willing to give away 90% of your belongings, it's likely that you're going to need a professional moving service. However, homeowners often ignore or simply forget that not all companies are the same and thus will provide you with different levels of service.

For example, some moving companies don't work with animals, which means you may be left dealing with your pets all on your own. It's especially important to keep in mind the distance a moving company is willing to drive, as some will not cross state lines.

Arrange Mail Forwarding

Perhaps the most tedious aspect of moving from one state to another is having to transfer your mail service. Not only is it difficult to remember every single account you have connected to your address, but it can also be a risk to your finances if certain mail, such as credit card bills, keep ending up at your old home. A mail forwarding service will ensure that important mail is sent to your new residence.

Research Your New Location

Being new to a state is never easy, but with today's technology, at least you won't be lost as well. This is why it's highly recommended to research your state and city as much as possible. This research should include things such as state law and requirements, as well as where the nearest hospital and grocery stores are located. If you have children, you can set up a virtual meeting with their new school to figure out the best route to take and where they're allowed to be dropped off in the mornings.

As you can see from the information above, there are many things that you should keep in mind before moving out of state. Of course, there are more steps that you can take to make your move even easier, so continue reflecting on your or your family's needs.




Will Hamm, Hamm Homes LLC.
Aurora, Colorado

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Mike Jackson, CNE, CDPE

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Comments (3)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

A nice choice for a reblog, my friend Will Hamm always has good tips to share with us in the Rain!

Oct 24, 2021 05:00 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson

I concur Brian England , so helpful especially in this market!

Oct 24, 2021 02:26 PM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

So much to think about with an out of state meve,  thanks again for the post.  Make it a restful Sunday, It all starts over tomorrow.  Now time for that small coffee.  Bill 

Oct 24, 2021 06:47 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson

Yes it does all start over tomorrow. Happy Sunday Bill Salvatore. I'll rest up after my open house

Oct 24, 2021 02:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and thanks for reblogging my blog on this suggest.  I havea client moving to Ohio, so had to get time to her.


Oct 24, 2021 09:02 AM