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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 

Purchasing a new home using the earnings from your former residence is very common. A lot of individuals undergo this procedure to move and it is extremely time-sensitive. Each step within the residence-to-residence exchange is a portion of a delicate dance. One that involves moving several hundred pounds of personal items and changing many thousands of dollars all in the expanse of a couple days. Not to point out that you are likely also moving many hundreds of miles from one home to the next.


The steps go something like this:

· Pack and Prepare to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

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

· Move into New Home

If everything goes in accordance with your long-distance move schedule, you'll be hanging your clothes in the new home before long. But what occurs when the closing and possession days change at the last minute? What would you do in the event your home deal was deferred, or if acquiring your next property was postponed for factors beyond your control? The right solution is to plan, just in case. Listed here are your best solutions if you find your move to Houston deferred on one end or the other.

Have Your Delay Ducks in a Row

When your plan is this tight and also dependant on closing real estate deals, every part of the project is related. Any holdup in your arrival is going to holdup when you can receive the moving truck in Houston. Delays in departure lead to delays with arrival. And all aspects are determined by filling out the paperwork. So, in case your house sale or purchase get deferred at one or the other end, you are going to want to get all your moving ducks in a row, pronto.

You may want:

· Temp lodgings

· Temporary storage for the belongings within the truck

· New schedule with regard to your moving company

You Are Deferred on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your existing residence, you will probably need to be physically there to oversee the transaction and approve the final paperwork. Then, what happens if the closing time is delayed when you're already set up to depart soon?

What you should do will depend on how long a postponement you expect. One- or two-days delay, it is possible to get a hotel room and send your stuff on ahead as arranged. But a week or more delay would mean that you'll need to make considerably different solutions. Holdup the professional movers and keep your belongings placed in the home until your buyers are prepared to close.

Subsequently decide if you want to reside in the packed-up house or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites may be used to book by the night, week, or month which is often a lifesaver if you are between residences pending contracts.

For longer hold-ups, it might be worth unpacking some things to cut costs and staying put until the complications are handled.

You Happen to Be Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Things end up getting even more complex if the postponement is on the opposite end. You might have buyers ready to go or maybe have closed and are on your way before you get notice that your residence purchase has been delayed. This happens every once in a while, and you can endure it no matter how much of a wrench it throws in your efficiently orchestrated moving plan.

Once more, your first consideration is how large the delay is. Nonetheless even a one- or two-day postponement can truly be of importance.

For starters, get yourself someplace to stay. Many moving households will already be equipped to book a night or two in a hotel just in case. However, if there're delays in the possession date, you'll need somewhere to stay and wait it out. Motels are great for small delays. For prolonged delays, investigate long-stay suites as well as vacation rentals which provide discounts for reserving a week/month.

As for your belongings, that also depends a great deal on timing. Moving trucks commonly arrive after the homeowners do, because they move slowly on truck routes going truck speeds. With luck, the holdup might not impact your move by any means. If the moving truck is scheduled to arrive a couple of days after you do, you'll be good to go. Even so, once the moving truck arrives it will need to drop your things off someplace.

When this happens, you may need temporary personal storage. Your moving company may be prepared to assist you with space for storing at the destination or you could locate your preferred local storage place on your own. In either case, your stuff may need to be stowed in the short term while the postponement is resolved.


Moving can be stressful, and unanticipated delays add to the pandemonium. The most important thing to be aware of is to attend to yourself and others in your home. Following that, it's all about coordinating with your movers and handling the hold up. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston, we are proud to assist guests manage unanticipated setbacks by offering storage solutions to make your move as easy as possible.


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The Mickelson Family
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