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November 9, 2012

Will You Be Ready on Moving Day? – II

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

With the holidays rapidly approaching and the New Year just around the corner, you no doubt have loads and loads on your mind. And some of you will have even more squeezed into your bursting-at-the-seams schedule. Those are the people moving into a new L.A. home during this joyous season. Sure, the relocation will add a million and one new items to your mile-long task list. But it will be worth it in the end. I mean, how could you resist that mind-boggling year-end price? And won’t your larger new home with the breathtaking view be the perfect locale for exhilarating holiday get-togethers?

Still, moving during this hectic time of year can be fraught with challenges. Fortunately, these can be met with simple preparation. It’s really a matter of following some common sense steps. The road to success already has been paved in the previous installment. These additional steps will help you complete the journey.

The Early Bird Edge. You’ve booked the moving company well in advance. But the same early-bird approach is required for important connections like phone and utility service. These companies are piled high with orders. So jump in well in advance. Or your heating system could wind up being the cozy fireplace.

Box It, Baby! Sure, you’re hauling your belongings in the well-padded storage compartment of a beefy moving van. Nevertheless, you’ll want the property further protected and neatly organized in sturdy containers. Your first impulse might be to rush straight into your local stationary store and buy their entire supply of packing boxes. Squash this thought immediately. You can save a small fortune by hitting up local stores for empty boxes. Good choices are electronics and grocery retailers.

Keep Track. Be sure your property is well-documented and tracked on the moving company’s inventory form. And please, insure your valuable belongings. Even the most careful movers in the world aren’t exempt from mistakes.

You are now ready to embark on a smooth move to your L.A. home. If you’d like additional info about making the move to your new home, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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