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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 using the proceeds from your former home is quite normal. Most folks endure this procedure to move and it is extremely time-sensitive. Each step in the residence-to-residence transaction is a component of a vulnerable dance. One which entails moving several hundred pounds of personal effects along with changing many thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a few days. Not to bring up that you are likely also moving several hundreds of miles from one home to the following.


The steps proceed something like this:

· Pack and Prepare to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

· Drive with Your Possessions Across the State/Country/World

· Move into New House

When all goes according to your long-distance move strategy, you will be hanging your clothes in the new home soon enough. But what takes place when the closing and ownership days shift at the last second? What would you do in the event your house sale was postponed, or if acquiring your next house ended up being deferred for factors outside your power? The ideal answer is to plan, just in case. Listed here are your best options if you find your move to El Paso deferred on one end or the other.

Have Your Delay Ducks in a Row

Whenever your plan is this stretched and also dependant on closing real estate deals, every facet of the project is related. Any holdup in your arrival can holdup when you can actually receive the moving truck in El Paso. Setbacks with leaving result in delays in arrival. And all aspects are determined by signing the paperwork. Thus, in the event your residence sale or purchase end up getting delayed at one or the other end, you will need to get all your moving ducks in a row, right away.

You may need:

· Temp lodgings

· Non-permanent storage for the belongings in the moving truck

· New plan with regard to your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your existing house, you'll probably need to be physically there to oversee the exchange and sign the final paperwork. Then, what will happen when the closing date is postponed when you are already set up to depart soon?

What you need to do is dependent upon how large a holdup you expect. One- or two-days lapse, you'll be able to find a hotel room and send your stuff on ahead as scheduled. However a week or more delay usually means that you will have to make considerably different plans. Holdup the professional movers and keep your things located in the home until your buyers are able to close.

Then determine if you would like to stay in the packed-up house or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites can be used to book by the night, week, or month which may be a lifesaver if you are between homes awaiting paperwork.

For much longer slowdowns, it may be worth unpacking a few things to cut costs and staying put prior to difficulties are addressed.

You're Late on Closing the Purchase

Matters end up getting even more complicated if the postponement is on the other end. You could have buyers all set to go or perhaps have closed and are on the road before getting warning that your residence purchase has been deferred. This occurs from time to time, and you can survive it no matter how much of a wrench it throws in your smoothly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, the initial consideration is how big the lapse is. However even a one- or two-day lag can truly be of importance.

For starters, get yourself a place to stay. Many moving households will already be prepared to get a night or two in a hotel just in case. But once there're hold-ups in the possession day, you may need somewhere to settle and wait it out. Inns are ideal for little delays. For longer waiting times, check out long-stay suites and also rentals which offer reductions for reserving a week/month.

Concerning your belongings, that also depends considerably on timing. Moving trucks often arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes traveling truck speeds. With luck, the lag will not impact your move by any means. In the event the moving truck is planned being released a couple of days after you do, you will be all set. Even so, as soon as the moving truck shows up it will need to drop your things off someplace.

At this point, you may need temporary personal storage. Your moving company may be equipped to help you with space for storing at your destination or you may obtain your chosen nearby storage place on your own. In either case, your things may need to be stowed temporarily until the postponement is resolved.


Moving is hectic, and unexpected hold-ups add to the pandemonium. The most important thing to consider is to take care of yourself and others in your household. After that, it is all about corresponding with your movers and resolving the postponement. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso, we're happy to assist guests handle uncontrolled slowdowns by providing storage solutions to make your move as effortless 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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