Coldwell Banker's relocation team provides local, regional, national and international relocation services to individuals and businesses of all sizes.
Wherever you move — whenever you move — we have all the right moves for you! Coldwell Banker provides comprehensive relocation management services to assist individuals, corporations, federal agencies and the military.
In almost every case, you can save yourself time and energy by using a reputable moving company. Ask your Coldwell Banker affiliated sales associate, friends and co-workers for recommendations, then get estimates from several companies. Also remember that Coldwell Banker will coordinate a free moving estimate. Coldwell Banker can help you if you choose to move yourself. From truck rental, purchasing boxes or just simply being a good source for the How To's of moving, Coldwell Banker can assist you before, during and after the purchase of your new home.
Most agents are more than willing to offer advice and assistance to new homeowners; all you have to do is ask.
Moving requires extensive planning, teamwork and understanding, but the experience does not have to be traumatic. It can be rewarding and meaningful. Here are some suggestions to help you organize for a smooth move.
Relocating to Your New Home
- Plan your travel itinerary. Make transportation and lodging reservations in advance.
- Send change of address to: post office (give forwarding address), charge accounts and credit cards, subscriptions, friends and relatives.
- Contact utility companies in new location to arrange for immediate service.
- Arrange insurance on the new home prior to the transfer of property.
- Arrange for your present bank to establish credit references for new bank accounts.
- Service appliances before moving.
- Clean rugs and have them wrapped.
- Discontinue deliveries, utilities, newspapers, garbage collection, etc.
- Obtain copies or transfer your children's school records.
- Obtain records from doctors and dentists, including eyeglass prescriptions, dental X-rays and vaccinations.
- Cancel club memberships.
- Transfer car title registration, if necessary, as well as driver's license, city windshield sticker and motor club membership.
- Pay existing bills and cancel local charge accounts.
- Check on personal items that may be at the photo shop, bank safe deposit box, neighbor's house or in the repair shop (e.g. shoes, jewelry, small appliances and dry cleaning).
- Arrange for transporting pets and obtain immunization records from the vet.
- Return all library books and anything borrowed from friends.
- Notify the religious leader of your church or synagogue.
- Plan for special care and needs of infants.
- Arrange for transporting plants.
- Service the car for the trip.
- Disconnect the telephone, Internet, etc.
- Review moving plans with your moving company representative including insurance for packing and unpacking, arrival date, payment agreement, shipping papers, etc.
One Week Before Moving
- Clean and air out your stove.
- Empty refrigerator and freezer 24 hours before leaving.
- Place charcoal or baking soda inside refrigerator and freezer to dispel odors.
- Dispose of all open cans and jars which cannot be tightly sealed.
On Your Moving Day
- Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a friend or relative.
- Carry all currency, jewelry and personal papers (birth certificates, deeds and documents).
- Double check closets, drawers and shelves to be sure they are empty.
- Confirm hotel reservations.
- Leave all old keys needed by the tenant or owner with your sales associate.
In Your New Home
Here are items you may need immediately upon arriving at your new home.
- Soap powder
- Kitchen cleanser
- Dish towels
- Paper towels
- Dish cloth
- Steel wool pads
- Window cleaner
- Scrub brush
- Paper plates, cups, napkins
- Plastic knives, forks, spoons
- Plastic pitcher for drinks
- Small saucepan
- Serving spoons
- Facial tissue
- Toilet tissue
- Bath towel
- Shower curtain
- Face cloth
- Bath soap
- First aid kit
- Prescription medicine
- Light bulbs
- Hammer, screwdriver, pliers
- Aluminum foil
- Shelf paper
- Trash bags
- Coloring books and crayons
- Favorite toys
- Reading materials
- Small surprise gift
- Easy-open pudding cups
- Sandwich spreads
- Cheese sticks
- Packages of crackers
- Instant creamer, sugar, salt
- Dry soup mix
- Boxes of dry cereal, raisins
- Instant coffee, tea, chocolate
- Fresh fruit