Step 20 to Selling Your House: Hire Movers, Start Packing!

Step 20 to Selling Your Home - Hire Movers, Start Packing!

Now that we’ve removed all contingencies and have hired a title company in the previous steps its time to select and hire a moving company.

Hire Movers, Start Packing 

You can get moving company estimates, or schedule your own moving truck. You have your dates scheduled and know when you need to be out of your home. Please leave time after your vacancy to clean the property before closing. Just to be safe, try to be out one or two days prior to closing.

Moving Supplies

Depending on which option you select with the moving company you may or may not need moving boxes. You can have the movers pack your personal belongs for an additional fee. If you prefer to pack yourself you purchase boxes directly from the moving company or elsewhere if you’re hoping to save a little money.

You can find moving boxes at most big box hardware store.

Hoping to save even more money check out local community buy-sell groups on Facebook and Next Door.

What to Do with Pets and Children When Moving

Moving can be very stressful for your pets and children. They can get underfoot and cause injury. Consider asking friends or family to take them in for a few days while you move and get settled.

What Items to Leave When Moving

If it’s attached to the walls, chances are it stays with the home. Shelving, blinds, and rods, etc. typically stay. Appliances included in the sale need to stay.

The sales contract specifies which items convey but if there are any questions, ask us. Taking things you aren’t supposed to can cause problems at the final walkthrough and delay closing.

Questions? Please give us a call at 703-539-2053 or email us at [email protected].




Step 1: Hire a Realtor

Step 2: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s next?

Step 3: Declutter and Stage!

Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection

Step 5: Repairs

Step 6: Deep Clean

Step 7: Professional Photography

Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?

Step 10: Putting your home listing on 3rd party sites (Zillow,, Trulia, etc.)

Step 11: Time for Showings

Step 12: Week One on the Market

Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!

Step 14: We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!

Step 16: The Home Inspection Period

Step 17: Financing and Appraisal Contingency Period

Step 18: Select a Title Company

Step 19: Scheduling closing date

Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!

Step 21: Utilities Transfer

Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation

Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service

Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval

Step 25: Final Walkthrough

Step 26: It’s Closing Time!

Step 27: Review Us

Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.