What to do when you can’t book your Preferred Move Date
We can’t stress enough how important it is to book early to secure your preferred move date. However, given the industry-wide challenges posed by the 2021 summer moving season, you’re likely here because that wasn’t possible.
Instead of doing a DIY move, hiring a professional mover likely still makes sense, as it limits stress, saves time and allows an expert to coordinate the complexities of your move on your behalf. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that professional movers are handling your life’s possessions.
Can’t get the moving date you want? Here are some options when you know what you want is a full-service move.
Delay your closing date:
If you’re in the process of selling your home and can’t get the move-in date you chose, you may work with your real estate agent to push back your closing date. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), you wouldn’t be alone, as delays in closing can occur for multiple reasons and reaching a compromise with a buyer is common.
Whenever you are still in the negotiation phase of selling your home and need to arrange a later move-in date, renting the property back to the buyer may be an option. That way, you can maintain possession of the home for a longer period of time and usually pay the buyer the sum of the mortgage payment, property taxes and homeowner’s insurance (PITI).
Ask about a short-term apartment lease:
Negotiating an apartment lease is an art. That’s particularly true when approaching your landlord or leasing agent to extend your living arrangements on a month-to-month basis, or for less than a full year.
That said, this can be a tough sell. Therefore, it can be helpful to emphasize how reliable and responsible a tenant you have been by reinforcing your commitment to paying rent on time, being a conscientious neighbor and treating the property with respect.
Seek alternative work arrangements:
In the event that you are moving for work, you may want to contact HR to see if modified work arrangements, such as a remote start or a delayed start date, are possible. Knowing that life happens, employers are often willing to be flexible.
Instead of performing a DIY move, hiring a professional mover still likely makes sense, as it limits stress, saves time, and allows an expert to coordinate the complexities of your move on your behalf. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that professional movers are handling your life’s possessions.
If you’re looking for a professional moving service in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be there to help you through the entire process of your move.