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900 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 10 | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | Ph: (561) 289-5860
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Moving Checklist

2 Months Away

  • Hire a licensed mover.
  • Ask friends, family, and me, your real estate professional, for recommendations.
  • Get at least 3 quotes.
  • Find out if packing is included in quote.
  • Find out what insurance is being offered and contact your own insurance company.

 

1 Month Away

  • Hold a garage sale to get rid of any unwanted items.
  • Contact an antique buyer if applicable. (Ask me for a recommendation.)
  • Donate items to local charities.
  • Videotape items that will be moved and store on a CD.
  • Purchase all packing materials (boxes, tape, bubble wrap, labels, markers.)

 

2 Weeks Away

  • Pack the garage, attic, storage areas, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and all living areas.
  • Assign a color-coded label for each room.

 

1 Week Away

  • Complete a change of address form at your local post office or online at usps.com.
  • Notify all credit card companies and service providers of your new address.
  • Schedule a recommended cleaning company to thoroughly clean the home after the move.
  • Call all utility companies to disconnect service as of your day of closing and provide the buyer’s information.
  • Make sure all packing has been completed.
  • Secure all small valuables in your safe deposit box.

 

1 Day Away

  • Have movers pack and load all your belongings. Walk through and make sure nothing is left behind.
  • Meet the house cleaners and tip them accordingly.
  • Ensure that all appliances, faucets, toilets, smoke detectors, and fixtures are in working order. If there are any issues, call me.
  • Give me your key so that I can perform the walk through with the buyer.
  • Pre-sign all closing documents.

 

Moving Day

  • Smile!
  • Ensure that all boxes arrive at your new location and that there are no damages.
  • Begin to unpack and enjoy your new adventure!