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What Should You Do If Your Intended Moving Date Isn’t Available?

Posted on September 14, 2021

We cannot emphasize enough the need of booking early in order to guarantee your desired move date. 

Instead of attempting a DIY move, hiring a moving professional makes sense since it reduces stress, saves time, and it gives you peace of mind to know that you gave the details of your move to an expert. Furthermore, you can relax knowing that your personal belongings are safe in the hands of professionals.

Here are some solutions for you if you can’t get the date you want for your move, especially if you know you want a full-service moving company.

Push back your closing date

If you are in the midst of selling your house and are unable to secure your preferred moving date, you may be able to negotiate with your agent to move the closing date. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), you are not alone because closing delays can occur for a variety of reasons, and reaching an agreement with a buyer is frequent.

Consider renting back 

Renting back the house from the buyer may be a possibility if you are still in the negotiating process of your home sale and need to negotiate a later relocation date. This allows you to maintain ownership of the house for a longer length of time while paying the buyer the balance of their mortgage payment, property taxes, and homeowner’s insurance (PITI). 

Please keep in mind that this is not financial advice. Everyone’s case is different, as are the rules and regulations of different states. Make sure to seek advice from your personal legal/financial adviser.

Inquire about short-term apartment leases

Negotiating a lease for an apartment is a bit of skill. This is especially true if you approach your landlord or leasing agent about extending your living arrangements on a month-to-month basis or for less than a full year.

This may be a tough sell, of course. This can also help, to stress your intention to pay the rent on time and to be a considerate neighbor, and maintain the property with respect.

Explore alternative work arrangements

Should you need to go to work, you could contact HR to see whether they can make any adjustments to your working arrangements – like a remote start or a delayed start date. As employers know that life happens, they are usually ready to be flexible.

Instead of doing a DIY move, hiring a moving professional is likely still meaningful, because it reduces stress, saves time, and enables an expert to organize your move on your behalf. Also, you are guaranteed that professional movers will handle all your personal belongings with care.

If you are planning to move, contact us to take care of all of your moving needs. We also offer storage solutions if you haven’t found a space for your additional stuff. Clutch Moving Company will take care of things and take away the pain and stress of moving.