Your new home and new job are waiting for you. The question is, when should you officially say goodbye to your old life and welcome your new one? In other words, when should your move out date be?
Making the transition from one residence to another can be both an exciting and a stressful ordeal, as it involves many moving parts But choosing your move out date should be the first thing on your list when you’re getting ready to relocate.
We’ve compiled a guide for choosing the best move out date for your unique situation.
Let’s dig in!
Trying to Figure out a Move out Date? Check Your Lease Agreement
If you currently lease a home or apartment, your lease agreement may limit your flexibility regarding your move out date.
It’s not uncommon for a landlord to require a minimum of a month’s notice that you’re getting ready to relocate. During your final month at your current residence, you may even have to allow prospective renters to take a look at the residence.
Reading the small print on your agreement may help you to avoid losing your move-in deposit or incurring any financial penalties due to not giving enough notice of your move.
Pay Attention to the School Calendar
If you have children in the traditional school system, this may have a significant impact on when you decide to move.
If your children are young, they may find it emotionally challenging to make a switch in the middle of the year. And if your children are in high school, moving to a new location mid-year may cause them to fall behind.
Considering these points, the best time to move out might be during the summer months, when your children are between school years. Keep this in mind when you’re trying to pinpoint the best date for moving out for your family.
Look at Your Home Closing Date
If you’re selling a house and purchasing a new one, then congratulations! But note that you may, unfortunately, run into a hiccup if you purchase a new house before the current one is on the market.
This is where your real estate agent is invaluable. Your agent can help you to plan out your agreement terms for both your new home and your current one. Your closing date will ultimately dictate when you may move into your new home and thus when you can vacate your current one.
As a general rule of thumb, try to give yourself at least eight weeks to make the transition from one home to another. Trust us: This will save you stress in the long run.
Consider When Your New Job Starts
If you’re making a big move because you’re moving into a new job role, congratulations are in order again! But find out how flexible your new supervisor is regarding your start date.
If he or she is extremely flexible, there’s no pressure, so choose a date you feel works best for you based on your current residential situation.
However, if you must start on a specific date, this needs to be prioritized over your house sale date or rental agreement terms.
How We Can Help
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Contact us to find out more about how we can help to make your next move your best one yet.