Moving in Checklist
Moving into a new home can be an exciting experience and sometimes challenging. Below is a checklist that you might find helpful to assure that all the changes that are associated with moving goes smoothly.
One of the top complaints received by Consumer Affairs deal with moving company disputes (i.e., furniture held hostage, price exceeded estimate, damaged/missing goods, etc). The web site, www.pbcgov.com/consumer, was developed to assist consumers in reducing the worries and problems of using a moving company to do local moves. View the One World Realty Moving In Checklist »
A real estate buyer’s agent represents the consumer who is purchasing the property in the real estate transaction. This agent owes full fiduciary responsibilities, duties and loyalty to the real estate buyer. The buyer’s agent works for the buyer client and has the clients best interests in mind through out the entire real estate transaction process.
The agent is compensated by the buyer through a negotiated fee or in some states the commission is split between the buyer’s and seller’s agents based on the selling price of the real estate property. It is important for the consumer to discuss the buyer agent’s compensation in the initial interview. In many cases it is recommended that the consumer and buyer agent agree to the terms of compensation prior to viewing real estate properties and sign a written agreement based on these terms. This agreement should spell out the responsibilities of both parties throughout the real estate transaction. It is important to note that in some states, legislation has been enacted to protect the buyer to the point that absent a written agreement the agent represents the buyer throughout the real estate transaction. Consult your local REALTOR® for complete details when you first start the search for purchasing any real estate property. Learn more about Buyer Representatives »
Moving and particularly downsizing can be a daunting task at any age. There are a myriad of decisions to make, timetables to keep and tasks to perform. A move coordinator will manage some or all aspects of the relocation process, depending on your needs. This allows you to immediately enjoy the comfort of your new home without all the stress. Learn more about our Relocation Services »