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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 with the proceeds from your former house is very common. The majority of folks undergo this procedure to move which is exceptionally time-sensitive. Each step in the house-to-house swap is part of a vulnerable dance. One which entails moving hundreds of pounds of household goods as well as swapping thousands of dollars all in the expanse of a few days. Not to mention that you are probably also moving many hundreds of miles from one house to the following.


The steps proceed something like this:

· Pack and Prepare to Move

· Close the Deal

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

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

· Move into New House

Assuming everything proceeds in accordance with your long-distance move plan, you'll be hanging your clothes in the new residence soon. But what happens when the closing and ownership days shift at the very last minute? What would you do if your property deal was deferred, or if the purchase of your following property ended up being deferred for reasons beyond your control? The best answer is to plan, just in case. Listed here are your best possibilities if you find your move to Tulsa delayed on one end or the other.

Get Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your schedule is this snug and contingent on closing real estate deals, every facet of the routine is related. Any holdup in your arrival can postpone when you can actually receive the moving truck in Tulsa. Slowdowns in leaving lead to setbacks in arrival. And all aspects are determined by signing the paperwork. Therefore, in case your property sale or purchase become postponed at one or the other end, you are going to want to get all your moving ducks in a row, right away.

You may need:

· Short-term lodgings

· Short-term storage for the things in the moving van

· New plan with regard to your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale on your current home, you will likely need to be physically present to supervise the transaction and sign the final paperwork. That being said, what will happen if the closing time is deferred when you're already booked to depart soon?

What you should do is determined by how big a delay you anticipate. One- or two-days lag, you'll be able to grab a hotel room and send your things on ahead as scheduled. But a week or maybe more delay usually means that you'll need to make substantially different plans. Holdup the professional movers and keep your stuff located in your residence until your buyers are prepared to close.

Subsequently determine if you prefer to stay in the packed-up property or confirm yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites may be used to book by the night, week, or month which is often a lifesaver when you're between residences awaiting contracts.

For much longer setbacks, it may be worth unpacking a few things to save money and keeping put prior to complications are handled.

You Are Postponed on Closing the Purchase

Details become even more complicated if the holdup is on the opposite end. You could have buyers ready to go or maybe have closed and are on your way prior to getting warning that your house purchase is being deferred. This occurs every so often, and you can actually weather it no matter how much of a wrench it brings in your efficiently orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, your first worry is how large the delay is. But even a one- or two-day lapse can truly matter.

For starters, get yourself a place to stay. Many moving households will already be ready to confirm a night or two in a motel just in case. But when there're delays in the possession time, you may need someplace to remain and wait it out. Motels are great for small hold-ups. For longer setbacks, check out long-stay suites and also vacation rentals which provide reduced prices for arranging a week/month.

As for your things, that also relies a great deal on timing. Moving trucks sometimes arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes going truck speeds. With luck, the postponement will not affect your move by any means. If your moving truck is booked being released several days after you do, you'll be good to go. Having said that, as soon as the moving truck shows up it will need to drop your stuff off somewhere.

When this happens, you will need short-term personal storage. Your moving company could be prepared to help you with space for storage at the destination or you could find your preferred area storage spot on your own. In any event, your things must be stowed briefly until the delay is fixed.


Moving is usually hectic, and unexpected delays add to the chaos. The most important thing to remember is to take care of yourself and others in your family. After that, it is all about coordinating with your movers and resolving the hold up. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa, we're proud to help customers manage unexpected setbacks by providing storage solutions to make your move as smooth as possible.


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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 distant move.
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