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June 21, 2019

How to Handle the Move When Your Home Possession Date changes

Packing & MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Purchasing a new residence with the earnings from your prior home is quite normal. Most homeowners go through this approach to move and it is extremely time-sensitive. Each step during the home-to-home transaction is a component of a delicate dance. One which entails moving several hundred pounds of household goods as well as changing many thousands of dollars all in the expanse of a small amount of days. Not to bring up that you could be also moving many hundreds of miles from one house to the following.


The steps proceed something such as this:

· Pack and Get Ready to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

· Go with Your Possessions Over the State/Country/World

· Move into New Home

Assuming everything goes in accordance with your long-distance move strategy, you're going to be hanging your clothes in the new home soon enough. But what takes place when the closing and possession days change at the last second? How would you react if your home deal was delayed, or if buying your following property was postponed for factors outside your control? The right response is to plan, just in case. Here are your best possibilities if you find your move to Killeen delayed on one end or the other.

Get Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your timetable is this snug and conditional on closing real estate deals, every aspect of the plan is connected. Any postponement in your arrival is going to delay when you can actually receive the moving truck in Killeen. Setbacks in leaving lead to delays with arrival. And everything is contingent on signing the paperwork. So, in case your home sale or purchase get delayed at either end, you'll want to get all your moving ducks in a row, pronto.

You may want:

· Temp accommodations

· Temporary storage for the possessions inside the moving truck

· New schedule with regard to your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale on your existing house, you will likely need to be physically there to manage the exchange and sign the final papers. So, how are you affected when the closing day is postponed when you are already scheduled to leave out soon?

What you should do is dependent upon how big a delay you anticipate. One- or two-days lapse, you'll be able to get a hotel room and send your things on ahead as planned. However a week or maybe more postponement usually means that you will have to form notably different plans. Delay the professional movers and keep your things located in the house until your buyers are prepared to close.

Subsequently decide if you want to stay in the packed-up residence or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites may be used to book by the night, week, or month which is often a lifesaver when you find yourself between homes pending documents.

For much longer hold-ups, it may be worth unpacking a few things to spend less and remaining put while the troubles are taken care of.

You Are Late on Closing the Purchase

Details get even more difficult if the holdup is on the other end. You might have buyers all set to go or maybe have closed and are on the road before you get notice that your residence purchase is now being delayed. Such things happen every so often, and you can actually survive it no matter how much of a wrench it tosses in your effortlessly orchestrated moving plan.

Once more, the initial worry is how big the postponement is. However even a one- or two-day delay can certainly make a difference.

First, get yourself somewhere to stay. Many moving households will already be equipped to book a night or two in a hotel just in case. But once there're hold-ups in the ownership time, you will want someplace to settle and wait it out. Hotels are great for little delays. For prolonged delays, examine long-stay suites as well as rentals that give discounts for scheduling a week/month.

As for your belongings, that also relies a whole lot on timing. Moving trucks sometimes arrive after the homeowners do, because they move slowly on truck routes heading truck speeds. With good fortune, the lag might not have an impact on your move whatsoever. If the moving truck is planned to show up a couple of days after you do, you may be all set. Having said that, as soon as the moving truck arrives it will need to drop your things off somewhere.

At this stage, you'll need short-term personal storage. The moving company may be equipped to help you with space for storage at the destination or you could obtain your favorite community storage place on your own. In any event, your possessions may need to be stowed temporarily while the postponement is solved.


Moving is hectic, and unpredicted delays add to the mayhem. The most important thing to remember is to take good care of yourself and others in your home. Following that, it is all about coordinating with your movers and handling the hold up. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen, we're proud to assist clients deal with unexpected slowdowns by providing storage solutions to make your move as streamlined as is feasible.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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