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Why Now is the Best Time to Move

Why Now is the Best Time to Move

and How to Ensure the Safest Move Possible

After the excitement of Memorial Day weekend has passed and we enter into the month of June, the unofficial start of summer begins. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and moving season is at its peak!

During the summer months, moving becomes more enjoyable and efficient, given the brighter days and zero fear of winter weather. Especially as we begin to recover from the effects of the pandemic, this is an excellent time to move and have a fresh start, a sense of welcomed change given all of the unexpected hurdles within the past year.

Here are a few reasons why now is the best time to move and how to make sure your move is as safe as possible in the process:

1.) Remote work flexibility has grown exponentially across industries

Prior to the pandemic, having a job at certain companies required a move to the city where their office is located, with only certain brands adapting to remote work. Once the pandemic hit and many people began working remotely out of necessity, a lot of companies have realized how efficient their employees can be while working from home, prompting some to eliminate their office space entirely as we return to a new normal.

For those who have remote work flexibility on a more permanent basis, scheduling a move now could be cost-effective over time and more fulfilling in the years to come. Not having to worry about a lengthy commute means you have the opportunity to live in the city or neighborhood which makes the most sense for your lifestyle and budget.

2.) Quality time with family and friends has become more accessible and valuable

A year filled with phone calls and celebrations held over Zoom has reminded many of us how important our relationships with our family members and friends are for our overall wellbeing. With vaccine accessibility and warmer weather for outdoor activities, spending time with your loved ones might be on the top of your list of summer plans, especially if you haven’t seen them in a while.

Going forward, you might consider moving closer to family and friends after an abundance of time in isolation. Now is the best time to move closer to them and enjoy the fun opportunities you’ll have to catch up and increase your quality of life.

3.) The housing market has seen many changes across every city

Homeowners saw a dramatic increase in home appreciation within the last year, putting them in a strong equity position and providing a wonderful foundation for selling, upsizing, and even purchasing an investment property. There is so much activity happening within the housing market across every state, and inventory of homes and other housing options has skyrocketed, creating big opportunities for refinancing, selling, and more.

For those looking to take the plunge and sell, potentially due to the two reasons listed above, right now is an excellent time to make your move and gain an impressive profit in the process.

Ensuring the Safest Move Possible

You’ve analyzed your options and made the decision to move. Congratulations! To make sure you have the safest move possible, here are a few key points to remember:

– Utilize various estimate options such as online, phone, or video consultations to minimize in-person contact during the moving process.

– Make sure your unvaccinated moving crew members wear a mask throughout the duration of your move to protect all parties involved.

– Wear a mask and maintain social distancing during your move if you or your family members are not vaccinated.

– Contact your moving company if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of the move. Your moving company should not penalize you for rescheduling due to pandemic health and safety measures.

– Sanitize your hands and surfaces throughout the duration of your move.

To begin the moving process, you can use our moving estimate request form and inventory checklist to get a sense of what your move might cost. To speak with a move consultant directly, give us a call at 800-442-6863 and find out how we can assist you!