Ask any Residential Real Estate pro; by far the most popular moving season is summer, when the kids are out of school. The weather is bright and sunny, but that does not make the moving process any easier. There are many factors you have to keep in mind when planning the logistics of your relocation, and the residential sales and marketing team at First Federal Realty DeSimone would like to help you out with the following guide.
There are many ways to prepare for a summer move, and these are just some of the tips.Our top tip:
Get the Kids on Board
If you have children, getting them to buy in to the moving process is absolutely necessary. You can expect they may gripe and moan, so get them on board early. They are worried about losing their friends and having a new school. The last thing they are thinking about is helping you pack! It is up to you to motivate them. Our advice - don't wait. Start helping kids early sort out what they need, want and can't part with. Teach then to let go of the old and make room for the new a little bit every day. Not only can they help clean out old belongings for the yard sale, they can also learn to look forward instead of backward.
Have a Yard Sale
Once you start gathering all of your possessions together, like most people you will probably soon realize that you have entirely too much stuff. Before your actual moving date, you might think about holding some kind of yard sale to get rid of all those extra possessions, especially the things you no longer need. With nice summer weather backing you up too, the yard sale could prove a profitable venture. For this, you will definitely want to enlist your children.
Establish Your Contacts
Well before it comes time to actually move, you will want to establish your contacts. For example, if you need the help of friends, make sure you get them on board months in advance. Similarly, moving companies get busiest in the summer, and you should reserve a spot with them as early as possible. Even if you do not yet have a date in mind, you can start contacting companies to get quotes now instead of waiting until the last minute.
Check Utilities in Your New Home
Before you actually move into your new home this summer, make sure that you get all the utilities up and running before relocating. This is a surprising step many people forget about. You will also want to know if all the appliances are in working order or if anything needs to be fixed beforehand. You just do not want to get to your new home and realize that nothing works. Your Realtor can help with ordering a home inspection before the sale is final allowing time for major issues to be resolved.
Learn About Other Ways to Prepare for a Summer Move
These are just a few tips to keep in mind when moving into your new home, but there are plenty of other things you can do to start preparing today. So for more information or to learn about potential real estate options in the Las Vegas and greater Nevada area, contact a representative at the residential and sales marketing offices of First Federal Realty DeSimone. We have many years of experience in the industry, and we want to make your next move as seamless as possible.