3 Problems to Avoid When Moving to a New Anchorage AK Home

As the local Alaska real estate market continues to heat up and more buyers score their dream homes, thoughts will quickly turn to packing up and moving. Moving can be an overwhelming and stressful process, but like any task, with enough research and preparation, hiccups can be avoided! 

Madden Real Estate has provided three common moving disasters and how to avoid them below, so your journey to your dream home in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, North Pole, Wasilla, or the surrounding area can be as enjoyable as possible.

1. Using a Bad Moving Company
Lost items, broken furniture, a miscommunication on which date to arrive— these scenarios can all become a reality if you work with the wrong movers. Before your move to your new Alaska home, research moving companies, paying close attention to those with the best reviews or even those that come recommended by your real estate agent (after all, they have a vast network of local professionals!). Make sure you are working with a licensed and experienced team before signing on the dotted line.

2. Misplaced Items
If you've moved before, you know that organization is key to a successful moving day. Mark all of your boxes carefully, noting which rooms they belong to inside your new home, and only place items in the box that fit its description. If you simply begin to toss everything into boxes without labeling or organizing, you may find yourself frantically searching for your toothbrush on that first night. 

3. Overlooking Paperwork
There are many parts associated with moving to a new home in the Anchorage AK area. For instance, you will need to transfer the utilities to the new address. If you look over this one detail, you may not have electricity upon move-in. Make sure all of your paperwork is organized and accounted for, including changing your address with the post office and setting up new services like cable and internet.

Don't let the chaos of moving overshadow your excitement to move into a new Alaskan home! Madden Real Estate can make it easier for you, from home search to home closing. We even offer our Free Moving Truck when you use our services! 

Give us a call today for more information about the local market, buying or selling a home in Alaska!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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