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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 house using the proceeds from your former house is quite normal. A lot of homeowners go through this approach to move and it's extremely time-sensitive. Everything during the residence-to-residence swap is part of a delicate dance. One which involves moving several hundred pounds of personal items and changing many thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a small amount of days. Not to bring up that you are probably also moving many hundreds of miles from one home to the following.


The steps go something similar to this:

· Pack and Organize to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Acquisition

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

· Move into New House

If everything runs in line with your long-distance move strategy, you're going to be hanging your clothes in the new house before long. But what occurs when the closing and ownership dates shift at the last second? What would you do in case your residence sale was postponed, or if buying the next property ended up being postponed for factors beyond your control? The ideal response is to plan, just in case. The following are your best choices if you find your move to Little Rock delayed on one end or the other.

Put Your Delay Ducks in a Row

When your plan is this snug in addition to contingent on closing real estate deals, every part of the routine is linked. Any delay with your arrival will delay when you can actually receive the moving truck in Little Rock. Slowdowns with departure result in setbacks in arrival. And all aspects are contingent on filling out the papers. So, in case your house sale or purchase get delayed at one or the other end, you'll need to get all your moving ducks in a row, right away.

You may need:

· Temporary lodgings

· Temporary storage for the possessions within the moving truck

· New plan regarding your moving company

You're Delayed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your existing house, you'll likely need to be physically there to manage the exchange and authorize the final documents. Then, what will happen if the closing date is deferred if you are already booked to leave soon?

What you need to do will depend on how large a postponement you anticipate. One- or two-days lag, you can grab a hotel room and send your stuff on ahead as planned. However a week or maybe more postponement would mean that you'll need to make considerably different arrangements. Postpone the professional movers and keep your things stored in the home until your buyers are prepared to close.

Subsequently determine whether you want to remain in the packed-up house or reserve yourself a temporary room. Extended-stay suites enable you to book by the night, week, or month which can be a lifesaver when you're between dwellings awaiting paperwork.

For prolonged setbacks, it might be worth unpacking a couple of things to cut costs and staying put while the issues are sorted out.

You're Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Details end up getting even more difficult when the postponement is on the other end. You might have buyers ready to go or even have closed and are on the road before you get notification that your home purchase has been postponed. This happens every once in a while, and you can survive it no matter the amount of a wrench it brings in your smoothly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, the initial factor is how long the holdup is. However even a one- or two-day delay can really be of importance.

First, get yourself a place to stay. A lot of moving households will already be prepared to confirm a night or two in a hotel just in case. But when there're setbacks in the ownership day, you'll need someplace to stay and wait it out. Lodges are ideal for little delays. For longer delays, investigate long-stay suites and rentals that provide reductions for booking a week/month.

As for your things, that also relies significantly on time. Moving trucks often arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes heading truck speeds. With good luck, the holdup might not have an impact on your move at all. If the moving truck is planned being released a couple of days after you do, you'll be all set. Having said that, once the truck gets there it will need to drop your belongings off someplace.

When this happens, you'll need short-term personal storage. Your moving company may be set up to assist you with space for storing at the destination or you can locate your favorite community storage space on your own. Either way, your things might need to be stowed in the short term while the holdup is fixed.


Moving can be hectic, and unforeseen delays add to the turmoil. It is important to be aware of is to take good care of yourself and others in your family. After that, it is all about arranging with your movers and handling the delay. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock, we're happy to assist clients handle uncontrolled setbacks by offering storage solutions to make your move as smooth as is feasible.


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The Mickelson Family
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