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Anna Stollings ~ Putting more Money in your Pocket!
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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Anna came highly recommended when a close friend of mine heard my wife and I were looking for a new home. As a small business owner I stay very busy & after living at my current residence for over 26 years I don’t think I could have done this without her! Anna did such a great job through the whole process, a true professional! She was always courteous & answered all my many texts & phone calls over the months (and there were a lot). Anna took the time to understand what we were looking for in a home. The location, land and type of home were big factors in what we were searching for. Anna helped us find a home that fit our needs and then she worked hard to secure that home. Anna is extremely client focused and she always had our best interest in mind. Her knowledge and expertise in real estate left me with a very positive impression of her! Anna did such a great job for us finding a home we now plan to have Anna sell our current residence. Thank you so much Anna! – Robert D.


~ Robert

Anna is amazing! When we decided to sell our home, we sat down with Anna and told her what we were looking at doing. Once we explained all the details, that was all she needed. She guided us through the entire process, listened to what we had to say, and was always prompt with her responses. We are very happy with Anna and her professional work and attitude.


~ Heath

I could not of had a better buying experience then I did with Anna. She took care of everything and anything I needed. She was excellent. I would absolutely recommend Anna!


~ Kris

She was very professional at all times. She was quick to respond to any and all questions. My wife and I feel very comfortable dealing with her. I would most definitely refer a friend to her.


~ Josh

Anna was an amazing realtor. She is quick to check into any questions or concerns that you have. She will help walk you through every step of the way. She will help make referrals, set up inspection, provide suggestions, and continue to follow through even after the sale. Thank you Anna you kept my nerves calm during this intense but exciting process.


~ Leslie

Anna has represented me in seven real estate transactions, including buying and selling. She goes above and beyond to make her clients feel comfortable and keeps their best interest as her top priority.


~ Michele

I could not have asked more than what I got from Anna. When I was looking for someone to help me find my first home, I knew I needed someone who truly wanted to help me and not just make a sale. So I started reading reviews. Every review I read about Anna was amazing. So I figured I would give her a shot. She was even better than the reviews said. I explained my situation to her and she took over from there. She was so kind and sweet. She was patient and explained everything to me step by step. There was no pressure with her at all. She had no trouble telling me if a house was good or bad. She was always so easy to get a hold of and I always felt comfortable working with Anna. I always felt like she was truly looking out for me and my best interest. I'm telling you if you want an honest hard working dependable person helping you find that home you want, Anna is the only person you should call. The reviews don't lie. She's as good as advertised and more.


~ Christian

She is awesome to work with and answers all your questions that you have. She responds to any question you have fast. She gives honest opinions. So glad I got to work with her and let her help us buy our first home :)


~ Cassidy

Amazing to work with, Anna took the time to show me several properties that fit what I was looking for and gave me great advice on what to expect. I'm actually buying my second property using her as my agent. I've used other agents in the past most didn't have the same type of knowledge or know the local communities as well.


~ Matthew

From start to finish, Anna was "THE" best agent that I have ever dealt with when buying property. She listened to what we wanted and found the perfect home in a place that we hadn't even considered. She also has been there every step of the way through the process. Listening and execution are two of the biggest qualities that stick out in my mind when I think of the experience we have had with Anna. I would recommend her to anyone who is in search of that ideal place to call home!


~ Craig

This is our second house that we have sold, that Anna has helped us with. She is an excellent realtor. She is also in the process of helping me find a new home. I would recommend her to anyone! !


~ Dawn

Anna was great with selling our previous and present home. She is loyal and experienced. I highly recommend Anna to help you find a home or sell one. Thank you Anna for hard work and dedication.


~ Steve

We liked Anna right away. She is very friendly. She also helped with the mortgage company and the sellers of our new home. When you have a great realtor who is as friendly and helpful as Anna, you kind of hate to see everything come to the end. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend Anna to anybody and everybody we know that would be looking for a home!!!, Thank you so much for everything


~ Billie

- Highly likely to recommend. 04/08/2014 - GlennJackson5 Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Mogadore, OH. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Anna is a pleasure to work with. She is a very knowledgeable and honest realtor that puts your best interest first. More times then not I was ready to move forward on a investment property and Anna would give me her honest opinion and I would back off the property. It's very rare to find a realtor that has your best interest in mind and not about filling their own pockets. So when you see all of the high ratings I gave to Anna know they are well deserved. Do yourself a favor if your in the market for a new home, sale of your home or even a investment property contact Anna and you will be writing a very similar review in the near future. A Very Happy Client. Glenn


~ Glenn Jackson

Anna Is a Great Realtor. She Is Very Knowledgeable About This Area. She Helped Us Buy And Sell our Home as Well As Several Of Our Friends And Relatives Who Also Highly Respect Her Expertise. Anna Always Returns Calls Within a Few Hours And Is Always Prompt At Setting Up Showings. We Highly Recommend Anna Stollings As a Realtor.


~ Julie

If you want a realtor who is going to work hard for you, then Anna Stollings is that person. Anna is probably the hardest working person I have ever met in my life. We had our house on the market with other realtors in the past and none of them compare to Anna. Selling and buying a home can be a stressful experience, however Anna always stayed in communication with my husband and I to keep us in the loop. She goes above and beyond for her customers. Between her expertise, her customer service skills and her low commission rates, she is a breath of fresh air in the real estate business.


~ Jenn Mattes

Highly likely to recommend. 03/14/2014 - bj91257 Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $100K in Hartville, OH. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Anna was very helpful in the purchase of our home. She took the time to show us several until we decided on the one we wanted. She kept us informed every step of the way. Very impressive. Knows what she is talking about. I refer her to all friends and family. Anna is an asset to the realty business.


~ Bonnie

- Highly likely to recommend. 03/11/2014 - jmmattes Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Akron, OH. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: If you want a realtor who is going to work hard for you, then Anna Stollings is that person. Anna is probably the hardest working person I have ever met in my life. We had our house on the market with other realtors in the past and none of them compare to Anna. Selling and buying a home can be a stressful experience, however Anna always stayed in communication with my husband and I to keep us in the loop. She goes above and beyond for her customers. Between her expertise, her customer service skills and her low commission rates, she is a breath of fresh air in the real estate business.


~ Jenn Mattes

- Highly likely to recommend. 03/10/2014 - franl1950 Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Goodyear Heights, Akron, OH. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Anna is the most caring person I have met. She listens to you and actually HEARS what you're saying. She is wonderful. She is understanding and does everything she can to make you feel comfortable. Anna makes sure that you understand what she's saying to you and always asks if there's any questions.


~ Frances Lancia

Anna is the best ever! My wife and I are from outside Ohio, and we're investing in Ohio rental properties. Anna has advised and guided us every step of the way. Whenever we contact her with questions, she responds immediately. Her knowledge of the real estate market is impressive, and her negotiating skills are second to none. We look forward to working with Anna in the future and would recommend her without hesitation!


~ Anothony

Anna, Thanks for helping us with getting our home sold, you stuck with it and got the job done like a true professional! We can't thank you enough for all you've done. Many great years of success to you - Sincerely, Rodney & June


~ Alleman

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This wasn't an easy one Anna but you did it and our family Thanks you for your hard work every step of the way. You were so helpful through the entire process we knew we were in good hands and our so grateful you were referred to us! Thank You!!!! Karen & Sctott


~ Karen

Anna, Just a sincere thank you for all of your hard work on getting my moms home sold and faster than we ever thought possible. You really showed what true dedication is all about. I will recommend you for many years to come! -Bob


~ Robert

Anna, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all your work on getting this deal done. You stayed on top of it throughout the process and always kept me informed. I couldn't have asked for a better Realtor. Many thanks to you - Ronald


~ Ronald

Dear Anna, It's really impossible to find the words large enough to thank you for all your efforts these past few months. What began as a meeting at the "squirrel house" has turned into a fine and comfortable transformation for our family. We never could have envisioned such a smooth and hassle free journey, and now we can't begin to imagine how we ever could have done it without you! What a gift you are in our lives. Thank you so much for all the extra effort, love, prayers and sweat you put in to make this process so and possible for our family. Our hearts are full of gratitude! Many blessings to you and yours - Todd, Becky, Paul, Luke & Carla


~ Becky

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