Post Realty & Associates, LLC

Post Realty & Associates, LLC

Six Week Checklist for a Good Move

Six weeks before move
Four weeks before move
Three weeks before move
Two weeks before move
One week before move
Moving day

Six Weeks Before Move:

  • Call for moving estimates.
  • Call the Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau in your new town and get their new resident information packages.
  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW!
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or charity donation for all items you don't want to move.
  • Start using things up that you can't move, like cleaning supplies and frozen food.
  • Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax advisor.
  • Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
  • Complete U.S. Postal Service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable publications, stores and organizations.
  • Get copies of (or arrange for transfer at both ends of move) all school, medical, dental, veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
  • If it's a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses they cover.
  • Get a mail subscription for the local paper in your new location to familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.
  • Locate and obtain all automobile licensing and registration information.

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Four Weeks Before Move:

  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with mover, including packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicles (if needed), etc.
  • Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV, phone & trash collection) to set connect/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current utilities hooked up until move day.
  • Make arrangements for relocation of pets and plants.
  • Move valuables to safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
  • If you are packing yourself, acquire packing materials/boxes and pack items you won't need for the next month.
  • If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days before move.
  • Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won't be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to prevent a moving van fire.
  • Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as needed.

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Three Weeks Before Move:

  • Make travel arrangements for family for moving trip, allow for unexpected delays and cash needs that often occur in moves and house closings.
  • Collect all important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stocks, etc.).
  • Arrange to close all local bank accounts and open new ones in new location.

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Two Weeks Before Move:

  • Prepare auto(s) for trip to new home. Check tires and have vehicles serviced.
  • Terminate newspaper and other delivery services at old address.
  • Give away all plants you don't intend to move.
  • If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators on move day.
  • Schedule for appliance disconnects on moving day or the day before the move, if necessary.
  • Contact your moving company counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Withdraw contents of any safe deposit boxes, return library books & rental video tapes, pick up any dry cleaning, etc.
  • Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company, including your travel itinerary and emergency numbers.

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One Week Before Move:

  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Make plans for care of small children on moving day.
  • Transfer or withdraw all funds from local banks.
  • Separate cartons and luggage items you need for personal travel so they don't get packed on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home and have movers put this box on last (clearly mark box as PACK THIS LAST or UNPACK THIS FIRST) or take it with you.
  • Have appliances disconnected and prepared for move.
  • Set aside one room for packers and movers to work in freely.
  • Arrange to have utilities turned on at new home.
  • Notify friends and neighbors of new address and phone number (if available).
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
  • Set aside manuals and instructions for your current home for new owner.
  • Do NOT disconnect your telephone until the day after loading.

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Moving Day:

  • Plan on spending entire day at house with movers. Don't leave until movers have gone.
  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
  • Stay with moving van driver to oversee inventory of goods.
  • Give moving van driver directions to new home and numbers where you can be reached prior to delivery.
  • Get routing information from moving van driver.
  • Review carefully and sign bill of lading and inventory, and keep your copy in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims (if any) have been settled.
  • Make final walk-through of house, including basement, attic and closets, to make sure it's empty.
  • Lock all windows and doors, and drop off keys with the agent, neighbor or new owner.

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What our clients are saying  

Ione was great throughout the entire process. From listing to closing she took care of all aspects of the sale. She was professional and knowledgeable. She always kept us well informed and offered assistance during every step of the process. We would recommend Ione to anyone interested in buying or selling property.


~ Jamie and Sara Shaw

Mr. Anthony Burton was very professional and knowledgeable. He did a great job showing us properties that had exactly what we were looking for. We have already referred people to his office.


~ Lisa Weddle

Working with Anthony was a pleasant experience. We viewed the property and we were able to close a creative financing deal within days. I will give Anthony all the credit for knowing how to put together the best deal for both parties. Additionally, many months later, I called Anthony with property description questions and he responded immediately. I've place him in my permanent Contact database.


~ Craid Zweiner

Jen has sold 2 houses for my family in Richland. She is very knowledgeable about the process and made it so easy for us. She was always available if we had questions, and she kept us updated on showings, etc. We would definitely recommend her as a top realtor in the Fort Leonard Wood area!


~ Lisa Mueller

Jenny does a great job! She has been my agent for multiple deals. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the real estate buying and selling process. Jen is very honest and trustworthy, looking out for her client's best interest!


~ Burgandy Nelson

Bev was a tremendous help when it came to relocating here from Germany. We opted to have a home built which most would think crazy because we were thousands of miles away. Bev kept us up to date on everything going on including pictures of the progress. She has been wonderful at making us feel welcome to the new area and is readily available to help us in any way possible.Thank you so much, Bev


~ Joe and Theresa Webb

Jenny was fantastic! Helpful, kind, passionate, responsive, and patient. I was moving from one state to another, following the death of my husband. There were so many things going on at one time, but she led me through each process, calmly responded to my needs (even when I wasn't as calm), and never stopped searching for the home to fit mine and my children's needs. She showed us many houses (I am a bit particular) before we decided on our new forever home. She showed the same enthusiasm every new home we looked at. The process of home buying is stressful, but home buying from a state away, with minor children, while grieving our loss, was on a different level of stress; Jenny was amazing through it all. Her passion for people and aiding them during the home buying process is apparent in every step along the way. I HIGHLY recommend Jenny to every one in buying/selling process, she is a one of a kind human being and an excellent Realtor


~ June Latham

Thanks to Beverly Post we were able to purchase our first house, that fulfills all of our expectations! With her excellent knowledge, professionalism and her continuous diligence and care Beverly guided and assisted us every step of the way. We were highly impressed how well Beverly kept us informed and followed up with us during the whole process and the construction of the house while we were still living overseas. She has a great understanding of Military Live and the needs and challenges that come with it. Beverly goes above and beyond and will go the extra mile to ensure you feel secure throughout the stressful transaction process and that you are completely satisfied with your home.We are very grateful for the outstanding service we received! We will highly recommend Post Realty & Associates to all of our friends and to all Military Families.


~ SFC Doran & Family

MS Jenny Post put up with my search for almost 2 years until I found the "one" that worked and felt right. I'm very appreciative of her continued patience, diligence, and personal "touch" which helped me through a process in which I felt very uncomfortable. I highly recommend her to assist you in any real estate action.Very Satisfied Customer, KG


~ KG

Selling our house through Jenny was a great experience. She was very flexible to work with our schedule and prompt in getting all paperwork to us. We would use her as a Realtor again!


~ Lisa Mueller

Anthony Burton, 5 Stars. This was the best experience I've ever had with a Realtor.


~ Ellen Beeton

Jenny Post Burton Overall Rating = 5/5 Very approachable and down to earth.


~ David Dougan

Thank you Post Realty, for helping us with our second buy! Mrs. Bev is way over this rating scale! Our family absolutely loved our experience with her. Being a Military Family we were faced with the near impossible task of house hunting (with our 4 children alongside) in TWO days. Mrs. Bev went over and beyond & used her years of experience to find us the perfect home. Mrs. Bev will make you feel at home, and still maintain a professional relationship. We've met with several other Realtors, and Mrs. Bev is by far The Best!! Once we picked out the home we wanted, Mrs. Bev was adamant in making the paperwork side a breeze, ensuring everything from our negotiations, home inspections, bank dealings and everything in between was squared away, all the while staying in contact daily with us keeping us up to date with its progress. We found a perfect home for our family, closed on our home, and were able to move in, all within 3 weeks!


~ Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Borge

Jennifer helped me sell our first home. This was a new experience for me and she explained everything clearly. I received prompt notice when she was going to bring in prospective buyers. She sold our house quickly. My husband was in Korea and I had to take care of this stressful event without him, but Jennifer's professionalism greatly reduced my stress. She is very knowledgeable about this area(Waynesville and surrounding communities). I highly recommend her and Post Realty to anyone looking to buy or sell property!!


~ Elizabeth Crozier

5 Stars. Overall it was a very good experience, very knowledgeable, the help was appreciated.


~ Mr. Smith

Purchasing a house through Jenny was a pleasure! We were first time buyers and she was a huge help walking us through the process. She was responsive to our needs and showed us many houses before we found the one that we wanted.


~ D Durant

I would recommend Jennifer for any families looking to buy our sell their homes. She has up to date knowledge and very helpful with providing that information as needed. Jenifer made the process worry free for us and we just love her.


~ Donna and Robert Skaggs

How can I say enough to complement how great Jenny was in finding us our forever home. We were moving from CA to MO and had no experience with real estate in MO. Jenny helped us get a rental location to live in while she spent many, many hours searching for our new home. We also had some issues with the financing and she was able to point us in the right direction to get that done to. I will never be able to say enough as to what a great realtor Jenny is and how great she is a finding just what you need and want.


~ B Graviss

MS Jenny worked with me for several years as I slowly made up my mind about what area and type of property I needed. She accompanied me to properties in many areas as I tried to get a feel for certain areas. Then when I found an area no longer even listed she advised me on the proper method to make contact and helped me finalize the purchase.


~ racefangan

Anthony sold our house quickly. He was very involved throughout the process, insuring that each step was completed as required. I was very appreciative of his knowledge of the different organizations and companies required to handle the sale of our house.


~ jsprague52

Switched to Anthony after less than expected results with then current realtor. Anthony was recommended through a friend. I was immediately impressed by the number of showings . . . . weekends, nights, anytime. When the first offer feel through due to financing, he offered a new strategy. This was applied to the second offer and I made an extra $2,000 on the transaction. Communication was always very good and I felt he was working very hard for us and had our best interests at heart. If the opportunity ever comes up again, I will call Anthony. Good job!


~ Jim Scott

Anthony was prompt and professional as he helped me list and sell my home. Anthony is patient with the details that can snag during the process of buying and/or selling a home; he manages them as needed and keeps you informed during each step of the way. He returns calls and text messages in a timely manner and strives to keep communication open between his clients and himself. I would recommend Anthony to anyone looking to sell (or buy) a home in the Laclede, Camden, or Pulaski county areas.


~ zc1977g

Anthony is very up front with you about what services he can and will provide and is excellent at providing insight in the process of purchasing a home for first time home buyers. And when things start going south and communication is lacking between lenders and appraisers etc. he will go the extra mile and jump into things to ensure all parties involved maintain open lines of communication and facilitate the continuation of the process. I would highly recommend him and his agency to anyone looking to purchase a home or property in the Ft. Leonard Wood area.


~ David Worley

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