Buying or Selling a Home in Oklahoma Real Estate and Needing to Make Moving Arrangements?

At a local level in Oklahoma City and Edmond Oklahoma real estate markets, the buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that vary on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. Certain neighborhoods are hot and some are not.

Particularly in and around Downtown OKC and in Edmond, Oklahoma real estate the addition of new stores and businesses in the area makes our local OKC Metro real estate market one of the most heavily viewed areas in online internet property exposure. Oklahoma City and Edmond Oklahoma real estate are overall, very hot and active.

As you are aware, for most families, choosing a new home is the biggest financial decision they will ever make and for that reason, there are many complicated decisions involved in choosing your new home. There are also numerous tactical decisions you will have to make whether you are buying or selling a home. Those issues for both home buyers and home sellers revolve around ‘moving’.

Today I would like to talk to you about how choosing the best home movers when you buy or sell a home in Oklahoma real estate!

 

Whether it’s a long-distance move or you’re relocating within the same city, finding the right movers isn’t easy. Long-distance moves, however, add a whole new dimension to the search.

Although the internet is great for finding where to have dinner on a Friday night, it’s not the place to find a moving company. In fact, moving pros say that the best movers are those who are referred by others. Working by referral is the most desired way to do business, even for movers.

“Nearly all of the victims that contact us found their moving company on the Internet,” cautions the experts at MovingScam.com.

To avoid becoming a victim of moving fraud, keep the following tips in mind:

  • If the company won’t send a representative to your home to give you a quote based on an onsite inspection, don’t consider using it.
  • Find a moving company that has at least a 10-year history in the business in the Oklahoma real estate movers market.
  • Avoid hiring a moving broker. This is a company that will sub-contract your job to another.
  • Don’t hire a company whose representative fails to give you the legally-required pamphlet entitled “Your Rights and Responsibilities when you Move.”
  • Never pay a deposit upfront.
  • Don’t pay for the move until you’ve checked all of your belongings.

Once you’ve rounded up several movers who sound good, get the following information:

1. Ask for the company’s US DOT number

Believe it or not, there are hundreds of moving companies who lack something as basic as a license to transport belongings from one state to another. Those that are licensed will show up online, at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website.

Enter the company’s DOT number on the website and you can learn if its license and insurance coverages are current, the company’s size, safety record, and crash information.

If your move will be within your current state, contact the state office which oversees moving companies. You can find a list of these at the FMCSA website.

2. How much will the company cover

Get very clear on the valuation coverage the company offers. This represents the amount the company will pay if your belongings are lost or damaged while in its care.

Interstate movers are required to offer two types of valuation coverage, Full Value Protection and Released Value Protection.

It’s important to understand the difference between the two and you’ll find an explanation on the FMCSA’s website.

Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to determine if your household items are protected under it during a move.

If not, you may want to look into purchasing third-party liability insurance, especially if you’ll be moving high-value items.

3. Ask for an itemized list of all fees

Insist on receiving a breakdown of all of the moving company’s charges, including surcharges for taking apart furniture, packing and unpacking and other miscellaneous charges.

If there are any charges you don’t understand, insist on a full explanation.

Don’t sign the contract until you understand everything in it, you’ve ensured the price is what you agreed to, the pickup and delivery dates are clearly listed, there are no blank spots and the representative has signed it.

The National Association of REALTORS suggests choosing from among the movers who are certified by the American Moving and Storage Association. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS and a professional RE/MAX agent, I can refer you to great movers who have an established record of success in the Oklahoma real estate market for home buyers and home sellers.


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