Once you sell your real estate in Lake Havasu, you will need to move out and move on to your next residence. Hopefully, one of the chores you tackled before you listed your property on the Havasu real estate market was to pack up any belongings you do not use on an everyday basis. To make moving day a less stressful experience, consider utilizing these tips.
Tips for a Smooth Moving Day
Research Movers Well Ahead of Time
Some people choose the DIY route when moving (rent a truck). If you decide to do that, call around to different rental places to obtain a quote. Also, you need to pick up boxes and packing supplies. But, if you need to hire a mover to transfer your belongings from one real estate in Lake Havasu to another, start researching well ahead of moving day. Get quotes in writing from each. Ask for proof of insurance and bond. Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau, and word-of-mouth from friends and family go a long way to finding out whether they are a good company or not, too.
“Edit” Before You Pack
Even if you decluttered your house before you put it on the Havasu real estate market, you might find that you kept stuff you really do not need. For example, you never plan on having more children but still boxed up all of your kids’ baby clothes for safekeeping. Consider letting all but one or two more treasured outfits go to the Goodwill. Or give them to an expecting couple you know. Have you uncovered duplicates of housewares or extra linens you never plan on using again? Donate or sell them. Whatever you take with you to the next real estate in Lake Havasu will take up space and cost you money to move. If it is just going to end up boxed away and never used again, why go through that hassle?
Start Packing as Early as Possible
Packing at the last minute increases your chances of missing something. Instead, make moving day run a bit smoother by starting to pack as early as before you list your home on the Havasu real estate market. This helps make your home look larger (with less “stuff”) and it gives you a jump on your move. After your real estate in Lake Havasu enters escrow, start packing up more of your things. Take it one room at a time and get the whole family involved with age-appropriate chores. Only leave the absolute necessities to take care of once you finally close on your home.
When you are ready to put your property on the market, contact me.