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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 

Obtaining a new home using the earnings from your former house is quite normal. The majority of owners undergo this process to move and it's exceptionally time-sensitive. Everything in the home-to-home swap is part of a delicate dance. One which entails moving several hundred pounds of household goods as well as exchanging many thousands of dollars all in the expanse of a couple days. Not to bring up that you are likely also moving many hundreds of miles from one home to the following.


The steps proceed something like this:

· Pack and Organize to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

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

· Move into New Residence

If all goes in line with your long-distance move strategy, you will be hanging your clothes in the new home soon. But what takes place when the closing and ownership dates shift at the last minute? What would you do in case your home sale was deferred, or if acquiring your following property was postponed for reasons beyond your power? The ideal response is to plan, just in case. Here are your best choices if you find your move to Austin delayed on one end or the other.

Get Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your schedule is this stretched in addition to conditional on closing real estate deals, every facet of the routine is connected. Any postponement in your arrival will delay when it's possible to receive the moving truck in Austin. Delays in departure bring about delays in arrival. And all aspects are determined by signing the papers. Therefore, in case your property sale or purchase end up getting postponed at either end, you are going to want to get all your moving ducks in a row, immediately.

You may want:

· Temp accommodations

· Temporary storage for the stuff within the moving van

· New schedule with regard to your moving company

You Are Delayed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your current house, you'll probably need to be physically there to oversee the exchange and authorize the final papers. Then, what happens if the closing time is postponed when you're already scheduled to leave soon?

What you should do is dependent upon how large a delay you anticipate. One- or two-days lag, it is possible to find a hotel room and send your things on ahead as scheduled. But a week or maybe more holdup will mean that you'll need to make considerably different arrangements. Delay the professional movers and keep your stuff located in your residence until your buyers are able to close.

Then decide whether you would like to remain in the packed-up residence or confirm yourself a temporary room. Long-stay suites enable you to book by the night, week, or month which may be a lifesaver when you find yourself between residences awaiting contracts.

For prolonged setbacks, it might be worth unpacking some things to save money and staying put until the complications are handled.

You Are Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Things end up getting even more complex when the delay is on the other end. You might have buyers ready to go or perhaps have closed and are on your way prior to getting notice that your home purchase is being postponed. This occurs from time to time, and you can actually endure it no matter the amount of a wrench it brings in your effortlessly orchestrated moving plan.

Again, your first worry is how big the lapse is. However even a one- or two-day postponement can truly make a difference.

First, get yourself somewhere 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 setbacks in the possession day, you will need somewhere to remain and wait it out. Inns are ideal for little hold-ups. For extended delays, examine long-stay suites and vacation rentals that provide discounts for arranging a week/month.

Concerning your stuff, that also depends considerably on time. Moving trucks commonly arrive after the homeowners do, because they move slowly on truck routes heading truck speeds. With good fortune, the delay won't affect your move at all. If the moving truck is scheduled being released a couple of days after you do, you will be all set. Even so, when the truck gets there it'll need to drop the stuff off someplace.

When this happens, you'll need temporary personal storage. Your moving company might be set up to assist you with space for storing at your destination or you could find your favorite nearby storage space on your own. In either case, your possessions must be stowed briefly while the delay is fixed.


Moving is hectic, and unpredicted hold-ups add to the turmoil. It is important to remember is to take care of yourself and others in your family. From there, it is all about arranging with your movers and fixing the hold up. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin, we are proud to help clients deal with uncontrolled slowdowns by offering storage solutions to make your move as smooth 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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