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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 house with the profits from your previous house is quite typical. Most folks go through this approach to move which is extremely time-sensitive. Each step during the house-to-house exchange is a component of a sophisticated dance. One which consists of moving hundreds of pounds of personal effects and exchanging thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a couple days. Not to point out that you are probably also moving several hundreds of miles from one house to the following.


The steps proceed something similar to this:

· Pack and Get Ready to Move

· Close the Deal

· Move Out

· Close the Acquisition

· Go with Your Belongings Throughout the State/Country/World

· Move into New House

If all goes in line with your long-distance move strategy, you will be hanging your clothes in the new house soon. But what occurs when the closing and ownership days change at the very last minute? What would you do in the event your residence deal was delayed, or if buying your next property ended up being deferred for causes out of your power? The best answer is to plan, just in case. The following are your best choices if you find your move to Little Rock deferred on one end or the other.

Have Your Delay Ducks in a Row

When your timetable is this constrained and conditional on closing real estate deals, every facet of the plan is linked. Any holdup in your arrival is going to delay when you're able to receive the moving truck in Little Rock. Slowdowns with departure lead to hold-ups in arrival. And all things are contingent on filling out the paperwork. So, in the event your property sale or purchase get postponed at one or the other end, you are going to need to get all your moving ducks in a row, right away.

You may want:

· Temp lodgings

· Short-term storage for the things within the truck

· New plan for your moving company

You Are Delayed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your current home, you may need to be physically there to manage the transfer and approve the final paperwork. Then, how are you affected in the event the closing date is delayed when you're already scheduled to leave out soon?

What you should do is dependent upon how large a postponement you anticipate. One- or two-days delay, it is possible to get a hotel room and send your things on ahead as arranged. However a week or more delay would mean that you will have to form substantially different plans. Holdup the professional movers and keep your belongings placed in your residence until your buyers are able to close.

Subsequently decide if you would like to remain in the packed-up residence or book yourself a temporary room. Extended-stay suites may be used to book by the night, week, or month which can be a lifesaver if you are between homes awaiting paperwork.

For prolonged hold-ups, it could be worth unpacking a few things to save money and staying put until the complications are addressed.

You're Postponed on Closing the Purchase

Details become even more complicated in the event the postponement is on the other end. You could have buyers all set to go or maybe have closed and are traveling before getting warning that your residence purchase is being delayed. This happens from time to time, and it is possible to endure it no matter the amount of a wrench it throws in your smoothly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, your first concern is how large the holdup is. However even a one- or two-day lapse can certainly matter.

First, get yourself somewhere to stay. Quite a few moving households will already be prepared to book a night or two in a motel just in case. But when there are delays in the possession time, you will want somewhere to settle and wait it out. Inns are ideal for little setbacks. For prolonged setbacks, check out long-stay suites and also vacation rentals that provide discounts for arranging a week/month.

Regarding your belongings, that also relies significantly on time. Moving trucks often arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes traveling truck speeds. With luck, the lapse won't impact your move whatsoever. If the moving truck is planned to arrive a couple of days after you do, you will be fine. However, when the moving van shows up it'll need to drop the stuff off somewhere.

At this point, you will need non-permanent personal storage. Your moving company may be set up to help you with storage space at the destination or you may find your favorite community storage space on your own. In either case, your possessions might need to be stowed in the short term until the postponement is solved.


Moving is usually hectic, and unforeseen delays add to the chaos. The most important thing to be aware of is to attend to yourself and others in your family. After that, it's all about corresponding with your movers and resolving the postponement. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock, we're happy to help customers deal with unexpected slowdowns by offering storage solutions to make your move as streamlined as it can be.


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The Mickelson Family
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 distance move.
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