Silvercreek Realty Group
Sean Taylor - Top Producer
Six Week Checklist for a Good Move

Six weeks before move
Four weeks before move
Three weeks before move
Two weeks before move
One week before move
Moving day

Six Weeks Before Move:

  • Call for moving estimates.
  • Call the Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau in your new town and get their new resident information packages.
  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW!
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or charity donation for all items you don't want to move.
  • Start using things up that you can't move, like cleaning supplies and frozen food.
  • Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax advisor.
  • Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
  • Complete U.S. Postal Service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable publications, stores and organizations.
  • Get copies of (or arrange for transfer at both ends of move) all school, medical, dental, veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
  • If it's a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses they cover.
  • Get a mail subscription for the local paper in your new location to familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.
  • Locate and obtain all automobile licensing and registration information.

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Four Weeks Before Move:

  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with mover, including packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicles (if needed), etc.
  • Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV, phone & trash collection) to set connect/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current utilities hooked up until move day.
  • Make arrangements for relocation of pets and plants.
  • Move valuables to safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
  • If you are packing yourself, acquire packing materials/boxes and pack items you won't need for the next month.
  • If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days before move.
  • Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won't be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to prevent a moving van fire.
  • Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as needed.

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Three Weeks Before Move:

  • Make travel arrangements for family for moving trip, allow for unexpected delays and cash needs that often occur in moves and house closings.
  • Collect all important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stocks, etc.).
  • Arrange to close all local bank accounts and open new ones in new location.

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Two Weeks Before Move:

  • Prepare auto(s) for trip to new home. Check tires and have vehicles serviced.
  • Terminate newspaper and other delivery services at old address.
  • Give away all plants you don't intend to move.
  • If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators on move day.
  • Schedule for appliance disconnects on moving day or the day before the move, if necessary.
  • Contact your moving company counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Withdraw contents of any safe deposit boxes, return library books & rental video tapes, pick up any dry cleaning, etc.
  • Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company, including your travel itinerary and emergency numbers.

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One Week Before Move:

  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Make plans for care of small children on moving day.
  • Transfer or withdraw all funds from local banks.
  • Separate cartons and luggage items you need for personal travel so they don't get packed on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home and have movers put this box on last (clearly mark box as PACK THIS LAST or UNPACK THIS FIRST) or take it with you.
  • Have appliances disconnected and prepared for move.
  • Set aside one room for packers and movers to work in freely.
  • Arrange to have utilities turned on at new home.
  • Notify friends and neighbors of new address and phone number (if available).
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
  • Set aside manuals and instructions for your current home for new owner.
  • Do NOT disconnect your telephone until the day after loading.

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Moving Day:

  • Plan on spending entire day at house with movers. Don't leave until movers have gone.
  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
  • Stay with moving van driver to oversee inventory of goods.
  • Give moving van driver directions to new home and numbers where you can be reached prior to delivery.
  • Get routing information from moving van driver.
  • Review carefully and sign bill of lading and inventory, and keep your copy in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims (if any) have been settled.
  • Make final walk-through of house, including basement, attic and closets, to make sure it's empty.
  • Lock all windows and doors, and drop off keys with the agent, neighbor or new owner.

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What my clients are saying  

We couldn't be more thrilled to have partnered with Sean on the sale of our home. In a challenging and uncertain real estate market, we sold our home quickly, yet didn't have to compromise on value. We’re convinced that much of our success was attributed to Sean's leadership, optimism, hard work, and experience in the market. Plus, all the little perks amazed us — things like free moving boxes for our move out of state. We highly recommend Sean!

 

~ Quatrone Family

Sean Taylor helped us buy our first home. Every day when I walk in the door, I think of how perfectly our house fits our needs and how great our neighborhood is. To sum it up, “Right place, right price, right Realtor.” Thank you, Sean!

 

~ Amos and Emily Kirk

Above all, Sean is a man of integrity. He works hard, understands the real estate market, and always does the right thing. I would highly recommend Sean for anyone who is looking to buy a home, or looking to sale theirs. Sean does a great job in marketing homes, and goes beyond the normal Realtor duties to ensure the largest audience is looking at your home. I have had the honor of having Sean as my agent on multiple occasions. I referred Sean to my sister, and am very happy I did as he helped find the perfect home for her growing family. If you are looking into working with Sean, know that he will do what it takes to make your experience go well. I wouldn't hesitate to choose Sean as your Realtor. Thank you, Sean, for all the help you have given me!

 

~ Troy Ashworth

When you partner with Sean Taylor as your Realtor, you find someone who will champion your cause with utmost integrity and enthusiasm. The saying “going above and beyond the call of duty” is an understatement for the effort that Sean puts into the process of selling your house and helping you buy a new home. There is a reason that Sean Taylor has been a “Top Producer” for this many years. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sean and would wholeheartedly recommend him!

 

~ Johan & Christie Blom

We have been flipping houses for 18 years, and during that time, we have dealt with many Realtors. None of them have worked for us as hard as Sean. He has sold five homes for us within the past two years. His skill in marketing our homes has brought us an offer within thirty days on every house. His attention to detail and his work ethic also have been impressive.

 

~ Kevin & Nicole Delaney

As nervous first-time home buyers, we couldn't have been in any more capable and trusted hands than with Sean Taylor as our Realtor. He took the time to learn what we wanted in a home and what our future needs would be. His positive attitude kept us going until we found the right one. He often made us feel like we were his only clients, always going above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done—and all the while, he would take opportunities to educate us on the process of buying a home. Sean was a wealth of information from beginning to the very end. He is a true professional and a huge asset to our family! We appreciated his great communication, quick response time, and top notch web-site. It is with full confidence that we recommend Sean Taylor to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He was a choice we hope everyone has the privilege of making.

 

~ John & Lisa Hertel

When we decided to relocate, we weren’t sure which real estate company we wanted to use. After we talked with Sean Taylor, we were impressed with his attitude and knowledge of the business. Sean advertised in every way possible, and he did everything he could to help us sell our home. Thanks to Sean's friendliness and aggressive attitude, this was the most pleasant experience we have ever had in selling a home. In just 3 months, we had 3 offers, and the offer we finally accepted came very close to our asking price.

 

~ Carl and Kathy Krigbaum

Sean is one of the most reliable, flexible & consistent agents we have ever met! He went above and beyond to find us a house. We told him we were first-time home buyers, and he knew exactly what to do to help us. He unselfishly dedicated lots of time and energy walking with us from step one all the way to the finish. Sean got us into a home that not only matched our requests, but provided even more! Sean Taylor is a person who is full of integrity, genuine care and passion. He makes sure you are fully satisfied. He's the man!

 

~ Daro & Donna Thol

Sean Taylor helped Barbara and me each sell our respective homes and then purchase our current home together. Selling homes in the current difficult market requires an agent with tenacity, patience, and integrity. Sean has extensive market knowledge and superb people skills. He takes the time to listen to his clients so he can best serve their needs. We were 100 percent satisfied with the process of selling both homes. We also had fairly strict requirements in purchasing our new home. We were nervous about things like distressed properties and excess supply hurting home values. Sean was a huge help in understanding the complex variables. His positive attitude and spirit helped us keep things in perspective. We are thrilled with our new home and grateful that Sean helped us to keep looking until we found the right property.

 

~ Richard Evensen & Barbara Morledge

Sean is by far the best of many realtors we have worked with. His knowledge of the current market, his creative ideas, his patience, his ability to think outside the box, his willingness to go beyond the call of duty, and his unparalleled confidence are just a few of the reasons why we choose Sean over and over again. We haven't found anyone that can perform like he does! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Confidence + Trust = Sean Taylor

 

~ Dustin & Leia Davis

Sean Taylor far exceeded my expectations of what a Real Estate agent is and does. To begin with, he is always honest and straightforward, exemplifying a man of integrity. He went to great lengths to keep my listing in front of people both online and in traditional print advertisements. He helped me stage the house to make it look inviting and appealing to a wide variety of potential buyers. By going the extra mile, he made me a firm believer in the value of himself and his services.

 

~ Cory Isakson

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sean during the sale of our home. Having made a number of job-related moves in my life, I have worked with a number of Realtors over the years. I can confidently state from experience that Sean is absolutely one of the best in the business. His knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail is of the highest caliber.

 

~ Steve Smith

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