Tips To Make Your Move Smoother

What you need to be ready to move once your home is in contract




Be ready to move once your offer for a home has been accepted. 


You’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect property. You made an offer, held your breath and – hooray! – you got the home! But now you’ve realized that you have to move in four weeks – and you’re far from prepared.


Don’t add stress to what was otherwise a smooth process. Here are 4 tips to make your move smoother:


A Good Real Estate Lawyer

Selecting the right lawyer can take time, so you don’t want to leave this task until the last minute. Your Realtor® can help you with the selection of a good attorney who specializes in real estate closings.


A Reputable Moving Company

Start looking into moving firms right away to ensure you pick one that’s reputable, timely and will do a good job. Moving company schedules get filled up quickly at certain times of the month and year. You’ll want to gather quotes, read reviews, verify credential early on.


A Reliable Contractor

Your new home may require some repairs and renovations that you want to get done right away. Your Realtor® can be a great source of referrals for handymen and contractors.


A Top-Rated Insurance Company

This is an easy detail to overlook. Don’t. Insurance costs can vary widely, and you want to make sure you take the time necessary, well in advance of your move, to select the right policy from the right company. Check with your Realtor® for referrals to top insurance providers. If you are financing your home, the lender will require what’s known as “hazard” insurance to protect their interest. But there’s also insurance for personal property, for liability, etc.


Getting these things in place in advance of your move will make your move smoother and less stressful.


And even if you’re still looking for a Greater Charlotte home to buy, you can start working on identifying your “team.” That way you’ll be able to “rock & roll” as soon as you are under contract and ensure a smooth move to your new home.





These tips to make your move smoother are provided by Nina Hollander, Coldwell Banker Realty,  Greater Charlotte residential real estate expert. I’ve been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers since 1999. If you need recommendations for top real estate attorneys, reputable moving companies, excellent contractors, and insurance professionals, reach out to me. I can help! I’m never more than a call, text or email away.


If you’re considering selling or purchasing a home in  the Greater Charlotte area, I’d love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how:

“The Right Broker Makes All The Difference.”