Pre-Move Planning

Planning any large event that involves coordinating the activities of many different people, companies, and service providers is a major undertaking. Few events that most people have to plan are as large and complex as moving. From the moment you decide to make a move, whether moving across town or across the country, you start down a journey that involves all the details of picking up your life and moving to somewhere else.

Key Aspects of the Pre-Move Planning Phase

In our experience, most people start thinking about the real estate process first because of the amount of time it takes and the financial significance.  We call this the "pre-move planning" phase of the moving process and it consists of the things you should do to prepare for a move.  Ideally, you will have a few months in this phase of the project to start the process of looking for a new home, optimizing your credit score for the best mortgage options, and looking at new homes in the area you are moving to so you can start to understand housing options and general costs.

This area of our resource guide will provide you with important insights into things you can start doing a few months from your anticipated move date that can make a positive impact on your overall moving process.  Explore the following pre-move planning topics to learn more: