In this real estate market, call the moving company first
If you are moving in an active real estate market, you should never delay calling a moving company. Call your local moving company first!
Navigating a hot real estate market can be challenging for some. It is a fast-paced environment with many working parts. And if you want to participate whether you are a buyer or a seller, acting fast is the name of the game.
Many experts agree there are several details you need to have in place if you are going to participate in a hot real estate market. And if you are reading this in the year 2021, and you are thinking of selling your home, you have probably seen how much activity there is in this current real estate environment.
You should have a good real estate agent by your side, have your financing buttoned up ahead of time and be prepared to negotiate items such as home inspections, contingencies and other things that generally go with a real estate transaction.
But there is one thing we have seen lacking repeatedly in many of these expert advice articles, and that has to do with contacting a moving company. If you are selling your home in a hot real estate market, you should be prepared to move at a moment’s notice.
Make sure you call a moving company first
You need to put the job of contacting a moving company at the top of your list if you are going to be selling your home in an active real estate market.
If you delay the task of calling your local moving company, you could end up in a situation where you have nowhere to live for a period between homes. You’ll make a place all your items and storage and find temporary housing.
It is not uncommon in these active real estate markets to have to be out of your home within 30 days. The competition for buying homes can be fierce and you can see dozens of people lined up at open houses. On the spot offers are very common and bidding wars are commonplace.
Because of this, you may have to move very quickly, shortly after signing and agreeing to a purchase and sale agreement.
Why talk to the moving company now?
There are a number of factors that need to take place before the moving truck shows up to relocate you to your new home.
First, you just need to get on their radar so they can understand your needs. It’s the most basic step, a phone call.
But what really needs to take place is a survey of what you need moved in your home. The good news is, because of technology, your moving survey can be done virtually through video. And a virtual survey can be just as accurate as a physical walkthrough.
And you also need to get on the moving company schedule. While you may not have a firm date for your upcoming move, it is much easier to schedule when everything such as your survey is performed in advance.
If you are even just thinking about selling your home soon, contact our team today so together, we can get a head start on your upcoming move.