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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 

Buying a new home using the proceeds from your previous residence is very common. The majority of folks go through this approach to move and it is incredibly time-sensitive. Each step during the residence-to-residence swap is a component of a delicate dance. One which entails moving hundreds of pounds of personal effects and swapping thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a few days. Not to point out that you are probably also moving many hundreds of miles from one house to the subsequent.


The steps go something like this:

· Pack and Get Ready to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

· Travel with Your Belongings Over the State/Country/World

· Move into New House

If everything goes according to your long-distance move schedule, you will be hanging your clothes in the new residence before long. But what occurs when the closing and possession times change at the very last minute? How would you react if your house deal was postponed, or if acquiring your following house had been delayed for factors out of your control? The ideal solution is to plan, just in case. Listed here are your best solutions if you find your move to San Antonio postponed on one end or the other.

Have Your Delay Ducks in a Row

Whenever your schedule is this constrained in addition to dependant on closing real estate deals, every aspect of the plan is related. Any delay in your arrival can delay when you're able to receive the moving truck in San Antonio. Delays in departure result in hold-ups with arrival. And all aspects are determined by signing the paperwork. Therefore, if your property sale or purchase get postponed at either end, you'll have to get all your moving ducks in a row, immediately.

You may need:

· Temporary accommodations

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

· New plan for your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your present home, you will probably need to be physically there to manage the transfer and approve the final documents. That being said, what will happen in the event the closing day is deferred when you are already scheduled to leave soon?

What you need to do is dependent upon how long a holdup you expect. One- or two-days delay, you can get a hotel room and send your things on ahead as scheduled. However a week or even more postponement will mean that you will have to create substantially different arrangements. Holdup the professional movers and keep your belongings placed in your residence until your buyers are ready to close.

Subsequently decide whether you prefer to stay in the packed-up residence or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites enable you to book by the night, week, or month which is often a lifesaver when you're between dwellings pending paperwork.

For longer slowdowns, it might be worth unpacking a couple of things to save money and staying put prior to obstacles are handled.

You're Postponed on Closing the Purchase

Matters end up getting even more complex if the delay is on the other end. You could have buyers prepared to go or perhaps have closed and are on the road before getting warning that your home purchase is being deferred. Such things happen from time to time, and it is possible to survive it no matter how much of a wrench it tosses in your smoothly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, your first worry is how large the lapse is. Nonetheless even a one- or two-day lapse can certainly be of importance.

For starters, get yourself somewhere to stay. Quite a few moving households will already be equipped to book a night or two in a hotel just in case. But when there are setbacks in the possession date, you will want a place to settle and wait it out. Lodges are good for modest hold-ups. For extended hold-ups, examine long-stay suites as well as vacation rentals which offer reductions for reserving a week/month.

Regarding your stuff, that also relies considerably on timing. Moving trucks often arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes going truck speeds. With good fortune, the holdup won't have an impact on your move at all. In the event the moving truck is planned to show up a couple of days after you do, you will be good to go. Having said that, as soon as the moving truck arrives it'll need to drop your things off someplace.

At this stage, you'll need non-permanent personal storage. The moving company may be equipped to assist you with storage space at the destination or you could obtain your preferred nearby storage place on your own. In either case, your stuff might need to be stowed briefly until the postponement is fixed.


Moving is stressful, and unexpected delays add to the chaos. It is important to be aware of 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 delay. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio, we're happy to assist customers handle unforeseen slowdowns by providing storage solutions to make your move as smooth as is feasible.


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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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