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You just sold your home and it's time to move! Organization of your move is key to making the process as stress free as possible.

1. Transfer or cancel all relevant accounts, records and/or services.

how to prepare your home for listingIf your home will be occupied immediately by a new Buyer it is always more considerate to transfer electric, gas, & water services and not disconnect or have services terminated.

  • Utilities, including electric, gas, water, sewer and trash
  • Cable, telephone (landline and cell phones), newspaper, and lawn services
  • Car registration and driver's license
  • Postal service
  • Update your contacts with your new address
  • Bank accounts and safe deposit box
  • Insurance policies, including property, auto and medical
  • Alarm/security company
  • Voter registration
  • Doctor, dentist and other medical providers (make sure to have at least two weeks of prescription
    medicine on hand for the duration of your move)
  • Veterinarian, if applicable
  • Health clubs
  • Your children's schools and daycare centers


2. Separate everything you will and will not be taking with you.

  • Make a list. If you are hiring a moving company, catalog your valuables (take pictures if possible).
  • Consider renting a movable storage unit. They can be loaded and stored off location during the sale of your home. Once you are ready to relocate, the unit can meet you at your new location.
  • Now is the time to purge. Decide how you will be getting rid of unwanted items.


3. Get packing! Collect boxes, tape, bubble wrap, newspapers, garbage bags and markers - or let your movers do it for you.

  • Disassemble furniture and pack all of your household items.
  • Schedule movers as needed.
  • If you are hiring a moving company, keep a completed bill of lading until your possessions are delivered
    to your new home, the charges are paid and any claims are settled.
  • Recycle flammable materials or containers that may leak, including fireworks, acids, cleaning fluids,
    matches, aerosol cans, paint, etc.


4. Take care of all last-minute details.

  • Have your car serviced if you are traveling a long distance.
  • Arrange hotel or other accommodations.
  • Make plans for pet care and/or lodging, if applicable.
  • Check all closets, cabinets and rooms one last time to make sure you haven't left anything behind.
  • Make sure all systems and lights have been turned off in your home before you lock up.


5. And be sure you're prepared for settlement.

  • Plan on maintain homeowner's insurance for 2-3 days after settlement.
  • Leave appliance manuals, warranty information and spare keys in the house, or bring to settlement.
  • Make sure the house is "broom clean" and all trash and debris - including garage and attic - are
    removed prior to buyer's final walkthrough.
  • Brings driver's license or other form of photo ID to settlement.
  • If you are in a condo or co-op, be sure to schedule your move well in advance. Check you condo/co-op
    docs for moving rules and restrictions.


If you are ready to sell your home let us help you! Contact Sylvia McLain Realtors now → 


Sylvia McLain & Cody Musgrove Professional Realtors®

Our professional group is equipped to provide you with a full service real estate office. We are experienced in representing both Buyers and Sellers in the residential market.

404 Breemen Circle
Lafayette, LA 70508​
Ph: 337-456-1500
Fax: 337-456-2138

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300 Rue Beauregard Building H
Lafayette, LA 70508 
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