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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 

Obtaining a new house with the earnings from your former residence is very common. Most owners endure this process to move which is exceptionally time-sensitive. Everything within the house-to-house transaction is a component of a vulnerable dance. One that entails moving several hundred pounds of personal effects along with swapping many thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a small amount of days. Not to mention that you could be also moving many hundreds of miles from one house to the subsequent.


The steps proceed something similar to this:

· Pack and Get Ready to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Purchase

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

· Move into New Home

Assuming all runs in line with your long-distance move schedule, you'll be hanging your clothes in the new residence soon enough. But what occurs when the closing and possession dates shift at the last minute? How would you react if your house sale was delayed, or if the purchase of the next residence ended up being delayed for causes out of your control? The proper answer is to plan, just in case. The following are your best possibilities if you find your move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City delayed on one end or the other.

Get Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your schedule is this stretched in addition to contingent on closing real estate deals, every part of the project is related. Any delay in your arrival will holdup when you're able to receive the moving truck in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Setbacks with leaving bring about hold-ups with arrival. And everything is determined by signing the paperwork. So, in the event your property sale or purchase become delayed at one or the other end, you'll want to get all your moving ducks in a row, immediately.

You may need:

· Temp accommodations

· Short-term storage for the things within the truck

· New timetable for your moving company

You Are Delayed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your present home, you will probably need to be physically there to oversee the exchange and authorize the final documents. Then, what happens in the event the closing day is deferred when you are already scheduled to depart soon?

What you should do is determined by how large a holdup you expect. One- or two-days lapse, you can get a hotel room and send your belongings on ahead as planned. But a week or maybe more postponement would mean that you will have to form substantially different arrangements. Delay the professional movers and keep your belongings stored in your residence until your buyers are prepared to close.

Then decide if you prefer to remain in the packed-up house or reserve yourself a temporary room. Long-stay suites can be used to book by the night, week, or month which may be a lifesaver if you are between dwellings pending paperwork.

For prolonged setbacks, it could be worth unpacking some things to save money and staying put until the complications are handled.

You're Delayed on Closing the Purchase

Details become even more complex if the postponement is on the other end. You could have buyers ready to go or perhaps have closed and are traveling before getting notice that your house purchase has been deferred. This occurs from time to time, and you can endure it no matter how much of a wrench it tosses in your effortlessly orchestrated moving plan.

Just as before, the initial consideration is how big the delay is. Nonetheless even a one- or two-day postponement can truly matter.

First, get yourself somewhere to stay. Many moving households will already be prepared to get a night or two in a hotel just in case. However, if there are setbacks in the ownership date, you will want someplace to stay and wait it out. Hotels are great for small delays. For longer hold-ups, investigate long-stay suites as well as rentals which offer reductions for scheduling a week/month.

Concerning your belongings, that also relies a good deal on timing. Moving trucks commonly arrive after the homeowners do, since they move slowly on truck routes going truck speeds. With good luck, the lapse will not impact your move whatsoever. If the moving truck is booked being released a few days after you do, you may be all set. Having said that, when the truck shows up it'll need to drop your things off someplace.

When this happens, you'll need non-permanent personal storage. The moving company might be prepared to assist you with space for storing at your destination or you may obtain your preferred local storage space on your own. Either way, your things may need to be stowed temporarily while the postponement is fixed.


Moving is usually nerve-racking, and unpredicted delays add to the mayhem. The most important thing to remember is to take care of yourself and others in your home. Following that, it's all about corresponding with your movers and handling the hold up. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we're happy to assist customers deal with unforeseen setbacks by providing storage solutions to make your move as streamlined as it can be.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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