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What To Do If You Won’t Be Present When The Mover Arrives At Your New Home

Published by Joe Webster.

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  1. Things To Do If You Won’t Be Present When The Mover Arrives At Your New Home
  2. Send someone else
  3. Contact your real estate agent
  4. Storage
When The Mover Arrives At Your New Home

Things To Do If You Won’t Be Present When The Mover Arrives At Your New Home

Just as it’s important for you to be present when the movers are packing and loading your items into the truck, it’s also crucial that you be present at your new home when they arrive. However, many times that is not possible because you can’t be in two places at the same time. Most people are left behind by the truck to lock up, clean the house and hand in the keys to the agent meaning the movers will probably get there before them. So, what do you do when you can’t be present at your new place when the movers arrive?

Send someone else

If you personally won’t make it before the movers, you can always send someone on your behalf. It could be a spouse, friend or other relative that you trust to play your role just as well. Make sure the person you send knows what to do from opening the gate, laying down the floor plan to inspecting the stuff for damages. You can tell them to take pictures for you if anything doesn’t seem in order before signing anything.

Contact your real estate agent

If there is absolutely no one who can represent you at the new house, your real estate agent is the next best person to do the job. This is not in their job description but a good agent will do it for you. Call them and explain the situation and ask for a favor. Real estate agents know exactly what to look for so they are even better suited to represent your interest than friends or relatives. Be ready of course to pay extra because real estate agents are not in the business of giving free favors.

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One of the reasons why moving companies provide storage solutions is to cater for such situations where the homeowner is not available for one reason or another. The most convenient way to go about this is to hire a company that also offers storage services so they can just take your belongings to storage without unloading and bring them to your new place when you finally get there. Alternatively, you can hire a container that can be dropped off at your new residence or somewhere safe. Your stuff will stay locked in the container until you get there to unload them and then the moving company will pick up their container when you are done. Any other storage option such as downtown or airport storage units can work too but it’s too much work and even costly to move your stuff three times.

Apart from logistics, there are many other reasons why someone could be unavailable to receive the movers when they arrive at the new home. Some people have to work on that day while others have to deal with other complicated and personal issues. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to hire a great moving company that will understand your needs. Be sure to let them know in advance and make the proper arrangements to avoid any misunderstandings and delays. If you work together with the movers and keep constant communication, the move will still be as smooth as any other normal move.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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