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The Franklin Team

The Franklin Team sells well over thirty times the number of homes than the average real estate agent! And not by accident! We make this information available to you to give you a high level of confidence in The Franklin Team's ability to sell your home for the most money the market will bring and get you the best price on your next home. 



    Study company relocation policy to see what expenses are covered and which vendors are approved Check which moving expenses will be tax deductible Find out about schools in your new city Obtain information about your new city Find a REALTOR to market your home Estimate moving van costs Find a REALTOR in your new city
    Estimate the amount you can spend on a house Check out the different resources available for your mortgage If you will need child care in your new location, start looking into this now Choose the van line for your move Update your address book of friends and relatives Make a list of people you need to notify Begin sorting out those items you do not plan to move Plan a date for a garage sale Choose a new house Look into auto insurance in your new city Arrange house financing and set tentative closing dates Check school schedules and enrollment requirements Obtain information from area religious institutions Check how to obtain new driver's licenses, license plates Contact an agent for new home and auto insurance Select a new bank, establish accounts and safe deposit box Plan how you will arrange furniture in your new residence and make a list of things you will need to buy Obtain names, phone numbers and requirements (such as deposits) for utility companies Arrange for transfer of school records Schedule pickup and delivery dates with your mover and arrange storage, if needed Sort belongings into those you will dispose of, take with you and ship with mover For high value items you will be shipping, obtain an appraisal and gather receipts Make your travel arrangements
    Hold your garage sale, give items to charity Verify your schedules with real estate agents, landlords and arrange interim housing if needed Reconfirm with your mover dates for packing, pickup and delivery Send out change of address cards to post office, friends, relatives, magazines Gather personal records from doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, schools, religious institutions Notify current utilities-gas, phone, electric, water, cable TV-of disconnect dates and forwarding address Contact new utilities to tell them when to commence service Notify your credit card companies of change of address Apply for new bank cards and local store charge accounts Plan where to spend your last night in current city Transfer bank accounts and safe deposit box Notify your stock broker or investment counselor Obtain veterinary records and licenses, get new tags if needed and arrange for pets' transportation Drain oil and gas from your power equipment Cancel deliveries and services, such as newspapers, diaper service and trash collection as of moving day Arrange for someone to help watch children and pets on moving day Order newspaper subscription for your new address Defrost freezer. Get rid of perishable food you won't eat before moving Give your plants a loving home If you are driving, have your car serviced Pack your luggage and anything you are taking with you Use only those household items you absolutely need-everything else should be ready to go Obtain traveler's checks for trip expenses and payment to movers Before movers leave, check through the house including the attic to make sure nothing was missed
    Prepare for the movers by taking doors off hinges and making sure paths are clear Be on hand to take delivery Check each item off your inventory Inspect your yard for any holes in the fence, etc. before letting the pets out Test security and smoke alarms Get local emergency numbers and post them Recycle or store moving boxes Get a professional to set up appliances like a gas dryer, range or refrigerator Change locks on all doors Set up cable or satellite service Find the right cellular phone service Get a local map and learn your way around Send in claims for damages during the move Submit moving expenses to your employer Compile receipts of the move for tax purposes Hang artwork Go to the DMV for new plates and registration of your vehicles Get a new propane tank for the grill and fuel for the gas powered tools Check your home warranty coverage Establish a file for all warranties Keep a binder of all Real Estate documents Enroll children in school Buy new plants and flowers Find a new veterinarian, doctor and dentist Take road trips and learn about your state
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