Friday, January 10, 2014

Top 10 Things New Homeowners Forget

Did you know that there is actually a "Top 10 List" of things people forget when making that big move? This list comes to you courtesy of Mayflower Moving Service and here at Adams Burchett, we think it's missing an item or two. In addition to the list below, which we re-numbered 3-12, we find that our clients still forget the following 2 items most of all, even though we remind them right before closing.

1. Put in a change of address with your local post office so your mail goes where you go.
2. Turn on the utilities at your new home and turn off your utilities at your previous home. No one likes to be left in the dark.

Now here is Mayflower's list.

3. Remember “Rover”: In most cases, moving companies cannot transport animals or plants. Plan ahead and make arrangements for their safe transfer.
4. New address: Keep your new address in your wallet or purse.
5. Records: Obtain copies of your family’s (pets included) medical records. Consider transferring current prescriptions to a drugstore in your new town. Also get a copy of your child’s permanent school record.
6. Bank on it: It is wise to open a checking account in your new home town about a month before you move.
7. Spic and span: Leave out cleaning supplies for the final “once-over.”
8. Buried treasure: Gather those hidden valuables placed around your home.
9. At the cleaners: Remember to collect items being cleaned, stored or repaired and return library books and movie rentals.
10. Old phone numbers: Pack phone books from your existing residence.
11. Garage door openers: Be sure to leave them for the new residents.
12. Keys to success: Remember to collect spare house keys from rocks on the porch, neighbors and family.
Of course, if you still haven't found that perfect home, now is a great time to start looking. Whether you are moving out on your own for the first time, looking for a larger home for your growing family or downsizing now that the kids have gone off to college, we can help.
Call us today at 804-237-8585.
We'll help make those 2014 Homeownership Goals a reality. 

It's a good life!
Mark W. Adams
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
Phone: 804.237.8585

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