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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 

Buying a new house with the proceeds from your former home is quite normal. The majority of homeowners go through this procedure to move which is incredibly time-sensitive. Every step in the house-to-house transaction is a component of a delicate dance. One that entails moving several hundred pounds of personal effects and changing many thousands of dollars all in the expanse of just a few days. Not to mention that you are likely also moving several hundreds of miles from one home to the subsequent.


The steps proceed something like this:

· Pack and Get Ready to Move

· Close the Deal

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

· Go with Your Possessions Across the State/Country/World

· Move into New House

Assuming everything goes according to your long-distance move strategy, you're going to be hanging your clothes in the new residence shortly. But what takes place when the closing and possession times shift at the very last minute? How would you react if your home sale was postponed, or if the purchase of your next residence ended up being delayed for reasons out of your control? The proper answer is to plan, just in case. The following are your best choices if you find your move to Wichita Falls deferred on one end or the other.

Put Your Delay Ducks in a Row

Whenever your schedule is this constrained and dependant on closing real estate deals, every aspect of the routine is connected. Any holdup with your arrival can delay when you're able to receive the moving truck in Wichita Falls. Slowdowns in departure lead to hold-ups in arrival. And everything is determined by filling out the papers. So, in the event your residence sale or purchase become postponed at either end, you will need to get all your moving ducks in a row, pronto.

You may need:

· Temporary lodgings

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

· New schedule for your moving company

You're Deferred on Closing the Sale

To close the sale on your existing residence, you may need to be physically there to manage the exchange and authorize the final documents. Then, how are you affected when the closing date is postponed when you are already set up to leave soon?

What you should do will depend on how big a delay you expect. 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 maybe more postponement would mean that you'll need to create significantly different plans. Holdup the professional movers and keep your things placed in the house until your buyers are able to close.

Then determine whether you prefer to remain in the packed-up residence or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites may be used to book by the night, week, or month which can be a lifesaver when you find yourself between dwellings awaiting contracts.

For much longer setbacks, it could be worth unpacking a few things to save money and keeping put until the issues are sorted out.

You're Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Details get even more difficult when the holdup is on the other end. You may have buyers ready to go or maybe have closed and are on the road before getting notification that your house purchase has been postponed. This occurs every so often, and you can actually survive it no matter the amount of a wrench it throws in your efficiently orchestrated moving plan.

Once more, your first factor is how long the delay is. But even a one- or two-day postponement can really matter.

To begin with, get yourself someplace to stay. Quite a few moving households will already be equipped to book a night or two in a motel just in case. However, if there are hold-ups in the possession day, you will need someplace to stay and wait it out. Lodges are good for little setbacks. For longer hold-ups, look into long-stay suites as well as rentals which offer reduced prices for arranging a week/month.

Concerning your possessions, that also hinges a great deal on time. Moving trucks commonly arrive after the homeowners do, because they move slowly on truck routes going truck speeds. With good fortune, the lag will not impact your move by any means. In the event the moving truck is scheduled to show up a few days after you do, you may be good to go. However, when the moving truck shows up it will need to drop your stuff off somewhere.

When this happens, you'll need short-term personal storage. Your moving company may be set up to assist you with space for storage at your destination or you can obtain your favorite nearby storage spot on your own. In any event, your belongings may need to be stowed briefly while the delay is fixed.


Moving can be nerve-racking, and unpredicted delays add to the mayhem. It is important to remember is to take good care of yourself and others in your household. Following that, it's all about arranging with your movers and handling the postponement. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls, we are proud to help clients deal with unexpected hold-ups by supplying storage solutions to make your move as easy as is feasible.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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