The logistics of relocating can be very hectic and to help keep things straight it's good to have a 'plan'. Having a plan in place can help prevent unexpected problems from arising and reduce the overall stress of moving. There are many items to consider in the move from departure to destination. For example, you may need to find a job for your partner, arrange for schooling for your children, sign up for medical and banking services, and much more. Here are a few items that you may find useful, particularly if you are from out of town and only have a few days to find your next home!

Ask us for the name of a good quality hotel that is in a convenient location and that has the amenities that meet your needs.
Tentatively book a Home Inspector after you set your arrival date. Confirm there is no penalty to cancel or re-schedule the home inspection.
Bring your cheque book along. You may need to pay for a home inspection and put a deposit on your new home. Ask us about standard deposit amounts for the Quinte area.
Bring a video or still camera to take pictures of the home you purchase. Remember, we will need the owners' permission first!
Bring slip-on shoes to get in and out of homes quicker.
If you are bringing younger children along, you may want to arrange for child care to facilitate evening showings and when reviewing and signing important documentation.
Being in contact with a local lender or broker prior to your arrival may expedite the purchase process, particularly when we are trying to remove any financing conditions from your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. If you need contact information for the local Mortgage Specialists, we can provide you with their details.
You may require the services of other professionals while on your house hunting trip i.e., lawyer, home inspector, contractor, etc. We can provide you with a list of experienced specialists who will be pleased to assist you.
Bring medical referral letters to arrange for new medical practitioners when you have some free time. The sooner you get on wait lists, the better!

When we have an accepted offer, but are still waiting to remove our conditions i.e., home inspection, etc., you may wish to take advantage of the time to complete other tasks, such as those noted below, if you are from out of town. Make sure you bring along all required documentation to:
• investigate schools
• drop off resumes at potential employers
• open bank accounts
• complete change of address cards
• research a babysitter
• set-up utilities/phone/cable

To speed up the process, ask us for our Moving Checklist which has the phone numbers for local utility companies and businesses.