Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home? Why the Winter May Be the Best Time

Nice post Heather! By the way….moving services cost less in the winter.

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While most people would agree that as far as weather goes it’s much more pleasant to shop for homes in the spring in summer, there may be homeinwinterpmsome really great reasons to buy or sell in the winter that would outweigh the weather.  Many home sellers wait until spring to put their house on the market.  What they may not realize is that by doing this they are then entering a very competitive and saturated market.  If a buyer is searching for a house during the winter that means they are undoubtedly a serious buyer and by having less competition you have a better chance to sell your home more quickly.  Another benefit to selling your home when it’s cold outside is that home showings and open houses are much more inviting and tend to do better.  Simply have a fire roaring in the fire place, Christmas cookies on the…

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Three tips for a stress-free moving day

November 17, 2013

Three tips for a stress-free moving day

You’ve packed your belongings, contacted a relocation and moving company and completed the paperwork necessary to move to a new residence. While you might have done an excellent job getting ready for moving day, problems could still arise. Those who plan their moving days ahead of time will be able to effectively handle any issues that come up over the course of a relocation.

Prepare for moving day by considering the following tips.

1. The early bird catches the worm – Get an early start to your moving day. Enjoy a healthy breakfast, read the newspaper and begin your day the same way you always would.

Moving is far from an ordinary experience and requires a tremendous amount of hard work and effort. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the hours leading up to the arrival of relocation movers. Prepare lists so you can check each task off as they are completed.

Relocation movers can alleviate much of the stress commonly associated with moving, and starting your day early can also help.

2. Develop a backup plan – It is better to err on the side of caution when moving. Create a backup plan in case something goes wrong during your move.

A relocation and moving company features personnel who consistently meet deadlines. Contact them to schedule a moving date and time that’s convenient for you.

However, a backup plan is valuable if inclement weather arises during your move. Transporting large possessions can be challenging if it is raining or snowing, and you may be able to speed up the move if you’re able to clear walking paths for movers. Be sure moving professionals can safely transport your possessions in all conditions, which is possible if you develop a backup plan.

3. Don’t be afraid to take a timeout – If you’ve lived in a residence for an extended period of time, a move can be emotional. You might recall memories when you’re relocating your belongings, and while you may want to follow a schedule, you shouldn’t be afraid to take time to reflect on your past experiences.

Stop, take a deep breath and do whatever you can to feel comfortable during the relocation. Timeouts can help alleviate some of the stress on moving day.

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