You’ve sold your old house and found a new home to move into! Now, it’s time to close both deals. Coordinating your move and your closing can be a tricky process, laden with possible delays and costly complications. Here are three smart tips for how to keep your closing and moving process quick and easy.
Communication is Key: Just in case something delays your ability to move or close at a certain time, make sure you keep open the lines of communication with the buyers of your home, the sellers of the home you’re buying, your movers and the lawyers involved in the process. When dealing with a process as time and money-consuming as moving, anything you can do to conserve these valuable resources is worthwhile.
Plan Ahead: Thinking about a day-of timeline ensures that you realistically give yourself enough time for each step in the process, and it gives you the opportunity to avoid any major time snags. Prevention is the best medicine, and stressing out on moving day because of poor timing is not a place you want to be.
Take Your Time, Make Lists: Before you leave your old house for good, make sure all your boxes have been loaded in the truck, and there are no stray items hiding away in cabinets or closets. Losing anything is bad, but losing something of monetary or personal value, is even worse. Keep your valuables close on moving day, or if you’re trusting them to the movers, make sure you document where they’re securely and safely packed.