Ensuring a smooth relocation

Ensuring a smooth relocation

The spring real estate season is now well and truly underway, and this means that moving season is also not far away.  Regardless of whether you are making a move halfway across the country or just down the street, moving is rarely an experience that does not come with at least some degree of stress.  There is often so much that has to be done prior to the relocation that, at times, it can seem almost overwhelming; however, the transition can be helped to go more smoothly by following some simple tips for both before and after the move.

When you are preparing for the move, you should explain the process to your family and also make clear the benefits that can be expected from your brand new home.  You should also remember to change your address with your employer, insurance agencies, utilities, and the US Post Office.  If you are moving with children then transcripts should be requested from their current schools.

After the move has taken place, you should make sure very early on that all of your belongings have arrived in good condition and any changes should be immediately noted.  Make sure that you remain open to any communications from your moving company and have these items kept somewhere safe in case you need them for federal tax return verification purposes.

If you are moving to a new state, make certain that you have checked up on its regulations on auto registration and licenses, while records such as dental and medical records should be transferred to your new professional service providers.

Jon Huser