Avoid These Moving Nightmares When You Buy A Home

Planning a move can be a stressful experience. You’re juggling setting up utilities, packing, and planning for closing. It can be enough to drive any buyer batty.

With a little bit of research and planning, you can avoid these moving nightmares when you buy a Knoxville home.

Nightmare #1: You Can’t Find Anything

Packing for your move is much more than stuffing things in boxes and taping them up. When your packing is chaos, your unpacking will be chaos. There is nothing more disastrous than not being able to find the items that you actually need.

When it comes to packing items, be sure that you have a good system to packing. Be sure to label boxes clearly, so that one move in day you’re able to find the items that you need. Keep any essential items with you on the day of the move like prescriptions, toiletries, and a change of clothes.

When you clearly label what room things go in and what items are in each box, you’ll be able to unpack in a smooth fashion. Instead of digging through Christmas ornaments, you’ll be able to find your kitchen essentials on the day of your move.

Nightmare #2: Your Moving Company Is A Nightmare

Sometimes, moving companies can be a total nightmare. When they show up late, don’t show up at all, or damage items in your home, that can make your move a nightmare altogether.

Before hiring a moving company, it can be important to do some research. Check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure that there are no major complaints against the company. Then, be sure to check at see how their reviews are online. Facebook, Yelp, and Google all provide a clear picture of whether or not a moving company is reputable.

Before hiring a company, you’ll also want to make sure that the company is bonded and insured.

Nightmare #3: Closing Gets Delayed

Finally, you can’t move into a home until you close on a house. So, when closing gets delayed, it can be the greatest moving disaster of all. So, it’s always important to not time your move from one place to another too closely.

Closings to get pushed from time to time. Sometimes, there is no preventing them from getting held up even when you do your very best to ensure that you’re able to close on time. If you’re selling a home before you buy, sometimes the buyer who is purchasing your home can get delayed. Or, sometimes your mortgage company gets tied up and has to delay closing. Regardless, when planning a move, be sure wherever you’re moving from you’ve got a few extra days as a cushion.

Also, be sure that you do the following to avoiding being the cause of a delayed closing:

  • Avoid making major changes to your credit
  • Don’t apply for additional lines of credit
  • Don’t quit your job
  • Don’t change jobs
  • Don’t move money around

Make sure that as you near your closing day, you’re taking care of everything that you need to on your end.

Are you thinking about buying a Knoxville home this year? Please let us know if there is any way that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].