By engaging professionals, you can increase moving efficiency, minimize stress, benefit from expert advice and move quickly. Moving from a long-time residence does not need to be overwhelming or lengthy. This couple was in their new home 27 days after making the decision to move.
Below is the timeline of a move by one couple. They had lived in their home over 40 years and had contemplated moving to be closer to their sons in two or three years. Senior Seasons supplied them with suggestions for senior communities 8 days prior to this timeline. Then, after a fall in the garden, a trip to the emergency room and a sore knee, moving sooner started to look more attractive.
This is a summary of their significant moving dates.
Day 1 – The “wake-up” fall occurs.
Day 2 – Toured communities and fell in love with one.
Day 5 – Consulted again with Senior Seasons regarding resources to facilitate their move.
Day 6 – Met with a realtor suggested by Senior Seasons who explained the process, timing and
Day 7 – Revisited their favorite community and saw a lovely apartment that was newly
available. Put down a deposit.
Day 8 – Signed listing agreement with Realtor.
Day 9 – Introduced a move management company, which signed an agreement with them to
help with packing, moving and clean-up. For the next few days the move manager
came to the house to pack and sort items that were then shipped to their children and
to the new apartment.
Day 27 – Moved into their new apartment.
Elapsed time was 27 days from the decision to move until the actual move-in.
Day 30 – Move management company finishes cleaning all remaining items from the house.
Days 33-43 – Crew, supervised by realtor, did painting, landscaping and staging of the home
and it is offered for sale.
Day 54 – The house was sold and entered into escrow.
Day 71 – Escrow closed.
So, how quickly can a move occur? In this case 71 days from the day they decided to move this couple received the proceeds from the sale of their home and they had already made new friends, found a new hiking trail, and were spending their time engaging and enjoying life instead of raking the leaves in their former yard.