BUYER GUIDE — MOVING CHECKLIST
Before You Move:
— Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change
— Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary
— Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
— Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents
— Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town
— Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
— Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
— Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
— Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city's Chamber of Commerce
— Notify and register children in new school
On Moving Day:
— Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
— Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
— Prepare pets for transportation
— Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
— Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®
At Your New Address:
— Check on utility services - gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
— If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver's license
— If staying within state, obtain a driver's license with your new address on it
— Register children in school if you haven't done so already
— Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
— Explore your neighborhood!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- "David Burke & Team acted as my real estate agent in the purchase of a Gulf front condominium in the Park Shores area of Naples, FL. From beginning to end, the process took more than a year, and involved three bids, including one transaction in mid-September 2008 in which, in view of the precipitous stock market decline at that time, I elected to exercise my right to rescind. I felt at the time that other agents, having devoted so much time and effort to selecting and then showing me properties, would lose interest, but David persevered and continued to bring appropriate opportunities to my attention. David was very attentive to my budgetary limitations, as well as to what he had come to understand were my requirements in terms of location, size and views. Because I had limited time in several short trips to Naples, it was very helpful that I consumed only minimal time looking at properties in which I had no interest. It was also very evident that David enjoyed very good relationships with the brokers and agents representing prospective sellers, and he was quite successful in extracting from them information that was useful to me in the bidding process. I would recommend David without equivocation, and would unquestionably utilize his services in connection with any future real estate transactions in which I might engage in the Naples area. "
— James P. Melican - 5/09 Condo Buyer Greenwich, CT