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Six Week Checklist for a Good Move

Six weeks before move
Four weeks before move
Three weeks before move
Two weeks before move
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Moving day

Six Weeks Before Move:

  • Call for moving estimates.
  • Call the Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau in your new town and get their new resident information packages.
  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW!
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or charity donation for all items you don't want to move.
  • Start using things up that you can't move, like cleaning supplies and frozen food.
  • Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax advisor.
  • Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
  • Complete U.S. Postal Service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable publications, stores and organizations.
  • Get copies of (or arrange for transfer at both ends of move) all school, medical, dental, veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
  • If it's a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses they cover.
  • Get a mail subscription for the local paper in your new location to familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.
  • Locate and obtain all automobile licensing and registration information.

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Four Weeks Before Move:

  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with mover, including packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicles (if needed), etc.
  • Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV, phone & trash collection) to set connect/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current utilities hooked up until move day.
  • Make arrangements for relocation of pets and plants.
  • Move valuables to safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
  • If you are packing yourself, acquire packing materials/boxes and pack items you won't need for the next month.
  • If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days before move.
  • Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won't be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to prevent a moving van fire.
  • Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as needed.

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Three Weeks Before Move:

  • Make travel arrangements for family for moving trip, allow for unexpected delays and cash needs that often occur in moves and house closings.
  • Collect all important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stocks, etc.).
  • Arrange to close all local bank accounts and open new ones in new location.

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Two Weeks Before Move:

  • Prepare auto(s) for trip to new home. Check tires and have vehicles serviced.
  • Terminate newspaper and other delivery services at old address.
  • Give away all plants you don't intend to move.
  • If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators on move day.
  • Schedule for appliance disconnects on moving day or the day before the move, if necessary.
  • Contact your moving company counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Withdraw contents of any safe deposit boxes, return library books & rental video tapes, pick up any dry cleaning, etc.
  • Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company, including your travel itinerary and emergency numbers.

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One Week Before Move:

  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Make plans for care of small children on moving day.
  • Transfer or withdraw all funds from local banks.
  • Separate cartons and luggage items you need for personal travel so they don't get packed on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home and have movers put this box on last (clearly mark box as PACK THIS LAST or UNPACK THIS FIRST) or take it with you.
  • Have appliances disconnected and prepared for move.
  • Set aside one room for packers and movers to work in freely.
  • Arrange to have utilities turned on at new home.
  • Notify friends and neighbors of new address and phone number (if available).
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
  • Set aside manuals and instructions for your current home for new owner.
  • Do NOT disconnect your telephone until the day after loading.

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Moving Day:

  • Plan on spending entire day at house with movers. Don't leave until movers have gone.
  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
  • Stay with moving van driver to oversee inventory of goods.
  • Give moving van driver directions to new home and numbers where you can be reached prior to delivery.
  • Get routing information from moving van driver.
  • Review carefully and sign bill of lading and inventory, and keep your copy in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims (if any) have been settled.
  • Make final walk-through of house, including basement, attic and closets, to make sure it's empty.
  • Lock all windows and doors, and drop off keys with the agent, neighbor or new owner.

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What my clients are saying  

Frank knows the local market extremely well and was incredibly attentive to all our needs. He exceeded all of our expectations and I would recommend him in every circumstance as a buyer or seller agent in the New River Valley area.

 

~ M. Belay

Frank was absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I live out of state. Frank was there to show our home, take care of inspection and find appropriate services to address findings. He managed to sell our home in a record time at a very fair price (something our previous agent couldn't do!). We highly recommend him.

 

~ ddanelisen

Frank's easygoing style makes him a pleasure to work with. He is familiar with the local area and market and brought things to my attention that I would have otherwise overlooked. I'd be very comfortable recommending Frank to others seeking an agent to buy or sell a home with.

 

~ Denise D

Frank was honestly a pleasure in assisting us in finding our new home! He was extremely reliable, friendly and informative throughout the whole process, providing a fun but also professional experience. His hard work got us into our dream home and we couldn't be more happy and thankful!

 

~ ChassidyStaton

Frank kregloe is awesome! He went above and beyond for my family. We were very pleased with his ongoing work performance. He found our home for us in 2 days, and we love it. Frank will work for you to get you the home you want and give you the best deal. We enjoyed working with frank and his hospitality.

 

~ ahexcav8

Frank was simply wonderful to work with! I have actually already referred him to a friend and will certainly continue to do so in the future when I hear of someone looking for an agent. His expertise allowed for us to comfortably find the perfect home for our family and his negotiation skills allowed for us to purchase this home at a great price. He is extremely professional, and was always responsive no matter the time or day we reached out to him. My husband is not a people person. There are very few he actually likes and trust. The fact he likes him and trusted him enough to work through the process speaks volumes! We are very proud, extremely satisfied and happy first time homebuyers thanks to Frank.

 

~ Brawling73

Great job of walking us through home buying experience. Awesome at his job! Found our Dream Home! If your looking to purchase home in The New River Valley Va Frank Kregloe is the guy you need to see!!

 

~ shuptdo

Frank is excellent. At each stage of the process he was helpful, knowledgeable, and he responded to every question / request immediately. As first time buyers we really appreciated that. He also knows everyone in the area so has been great at setting us up with various folks to help us after we bought our house.

 

~ paulavey

We were completely new to the process of buying a house, and went right for a larger property. We were very insecure and didn't know anything. Frank found an amazing place for us, was always responsive to all our questions, made the process extremely easy and helped us getting an amazing deal. I would work with Frank anytime again.

 

~ ninas0

When I listed my house with Frank, My wife and I were going through a very hard time, "and a stressful time at that." He really put our minds at ease when he showed up at our house. We instantly liked Frank. House sales were not so good when we put our house on the market. He always stayed in contact, always got feed back, let us know what to expect ahead of time. He talks the talk and walks the walk! He is on your side 100 percent. Very professional, very hard working.

 

~ coogancraig

We contacted Frank in mid-2015 after reading positive reviews on Zillow. We had moved out of the area and were looking for help selling our house from a distance. Frank took care of everything from listing to closing. After meeting him and handing over the keys we never needed to travel back to Christiansburg. Frank processed all of the documents electronically and took care of all in-person appointments - for appraisals, inspections, etc. He found a landscaper to keep the grass mowed and a contractor to address what the buyer wanted post-inspection. Frank seems to know everyone in the local business and was able to get things done for us, quickly. This was our first home sale, and as it turned out the process was easier than buying. Frank is knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the NRV.

 

~ re68

We have worked with Frank several times over the past 10+ years. He is exceptionally personable, knowledgeable , and eager to help. His insight has helped to make our purchases easily successful.

 

~ cattailspring

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