Estate Service Times...Two”
It's done - you've sold your house!
It's finally time
to leave the old place and move on. Depending upon your arrangements
with the buyer, you will probably be moving out either right before
or after the closing.
Prepared for the Movers
Make sure the moving van has room to park and easy access to both
houses. Movers expect payment upon delivery, so you'll also need to
have a certified check and/or cash available to settle the bill. Many
movers accept credit cards as well, so inquire in advance if this is
your chosen payment method. Tipping is customary - usually about $20
per mover - though this is obviously highly variable with the length
and difficulty of the move.
With the Movers
Be available to answer questions about packing order and fragile
items. Point out any items you intend to move yourself, and keep these
things separated from those to be handled by the movers. Make sure the
movers have clear directions to your new house as well as a phone number
to reach someone if they get lost or have any problems. Make sure someone
remains at the old home until the movers are packed and ready to leave.
a Final Walkthrough
Make one last inspection to insure that nothing has been forgotten
and left behind. It's OK to have a few minutes to yourself if you are
feeling emotional at this point.
for Mail to be Forwarded
You'll actually want to make these arrangements a week or two before
moving day. Go to your old post office and arrange for mail to be forwarded
to your new address (if you had a P.O. box you may want to retain it
for a period of time). Send out change of address cards with your new
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