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Moving In

Step 6

The Moving Experience

Everything will be done to make this a smooth transition for you. As your agent, I keep in touch with all the parties to make sure there are no last minute glitches.

Again, I urge you to check my Moving page for helpful tips. If you need help with unloading once you're here, or for referrals of trades people, decorators, landscapers, etc., this is the time to tell me.

One thing I suggest is that ALL the papers involved with your move be kept in one place. A safety deposit box is a good choice here. All receipts, important papers, and the settlement papers, etc. may be needed for your income tax preparation, or for reference. The title company will be giving you a pouch for the settlement papers, but receipts and moving papers are important, too.

Now you will need to move the core utilities into your name if you haven't already done so. This includes electric, phone, gas or propane, cable TV, water, sewer, and trash removal. Much of this can be scheduled to happen by phone or Internet before closing. I help to identify who your new providers are and what numbers you need to call to reach them.

If the move changes schools for your children, you'll need to enroll them in the new schools. This is generally done by picking up an application at the new school. Again we'll do everything that we can to make this as smooth and easy as possible for you.

You'll need to get new checks from your bank and change your Driver's License and Vehicle Registration . You have the option of getting a card from DMV showing your new address, marking your old license, or best yet, getting a new license issued although this costs money. With your license address matching your checks life will be easier due to not constantly explaining why addresses doesn't match.

The Post Office or via the Internet is where much of the rest of the activity takes place. You will need to file a change of address. They can also provide you with a Voter Registration Address Change form, which takes care of getting you re-registered. (You were registered before weren't you?) Watch your mail for the yellow labels that indicate who still needs to be notified of your new address and either give them a call or send them a Change of Address Card to correct their records. Also you might need to change your e-mail address and have your old address forwarded to a new one.

What I want to emphasize here is that the "closing" is not the end of our relationship. Iím here at this point to be your friend, and ask that you consider me one. That means, call me!

My goal is to make this "moving experience" an adventure, not a stress! Which is why the next "step" is also important.

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Moving And Services At New Visions Reality LLC our goal is to provide you with a complete home ownership experience. So, in other words, our job doesn't end when the purchase is final.

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Ron Kimball "A Internet Realtor"
Serving all of Kitsap Mason & Pierce County, WA
New Visions Reality LLC
1616 Ellis Court | Port Orchard, WA 98367
Direct Line (360) 876-741 | Fax (360) 876 4843
E-mail: ron@ronkimball.com