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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 home with the proceeds from your previous residence is quite normal. A lot of homeowners go through this process to move and it's exceptionally time-sensitive. Everything in the house-to-house exchange is a component of a vulnerable dance. One which entails moving hundreds of pounds of household goods as well as swapping many thousands of dollars all in the expanse of a couple days. Not to point out that you could be also moving several hundreds of miles from one house to the subsequent.


The steps go something such as this:

· Pack and Organize to Move

· Close the Deal

· Move Out

· Close the Acquisition

· Go with Your Stuff Across the State/Country/World

· Move into New Home

When everything goes according to your long-distance move schedule, you'll be hanging your clothes in the new house shortly. But what happens when the closing and ownership days change at the last second? What would you do in the event your property deal was deferred, or if buying your following property was deferred for reasons outside your power? The best solution is to plan, just in case. The following are your best possibilities if you find your move to Dallas postponed on one end or the other.

Get Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your schedule is this snug and also dependant on closing real estate deals, every part of the project is related. Any postponement in your arrival can postpone when it's possible to receive the moving truck in Dallas. Delays with departure lead to delays in arrival. And all things are contingent on filling out the paperwork. Therefore, in the event your residence sale or purchase get delayed at either end, you will want to get all your moving ducks in a row, right away.

You may need:

· Temporary accommodations

· Short-term storage for the possessions inside the moving van

· New timetable with regard to your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your current home, you will likely need to be physically there to supervise the transfer and sign the final paperwork. So, what happens when the closing day is delayed when you're already set up to leave out soon?

What you should do will depend on how big a delay you anticipate. One- or two-days delay, you can find a hotel room and send your stuff on ahead as planned. However a week or more delay will mean that you will have to create significantly different arrangements. Postpone the professional movers and keep your belongings located in your residence until your buyers are ready to close.

Then determine whether you prefer to reside in the packed-up property or book yourself a temporary room. Long-stay suites can be used to book by the night, week, or month which can be a lifesaver if you are between dwellings awaiting contracts.

For prolonged slowdowns, it may be worth unpacking a few things to cut costs and remaining put until the difficulties are taken care of.

You Happen to Be Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Matters get even more complicated if the holdup is on the other end. You might have buyers all set to go or even have closed and are traveling before you get notice that your residence purchase has been delayed. Such things happen every so often, and you can actually weather it no matter the amount of a wrench it tosses in your effortlessly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, the initial concern is how long the postponement is. However even a one- or two-day delay can really be of importance.

To start with, get yourself a place to stay. Quite a few moving households will already be equipped to book a night or two in a motel just in case. However, if there are delays in the ownership day, you may need somewhere to settle and wait it out. Motels are ideal for small delays. For extended delays, examine long-stay suites and vacation rentals which give reductions for booking a week/month.

Regarding your belongings, that also depends a great deal on time. Moving trucks sometimes arrive after the homeowners do, as they move slowly on truck routes traveling truck speeds. With good fortune, the delay might not have an impact on your move by any means. If your moving truck is scheduled being released a few days after you do, you'll be fine. Even so, as soon as the truck shows up it will need to drop your stuff off someplace.

When this happens, you may need non-permanent personal storage. Your moving company could be set up to help you with space for storing at the destination or you may find your chosen community storage spot on your own. In either case, your belongings must be stowed in the short term until the delay is solved.


Moving can be stressful, and unanticipated delays add to the pandemonium. The most important thing to consider is to take good care of yourself and others in your home. Following that, it is all about corresponding with your movers and resolving the postponement. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas, we're happy to help guests manage unforeseen slowdowns by supplying storage solutions to make your move as streamlined as it can be.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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