Just like houses, condos come in all shapes and sizes, and just like any other type of move, a condo move has some common characteristics; it can be time-consuming, stressful and, in many ways, complex. Check out the following tips and simplify your condo move:
Contact the Property Manager’s Office
When moving into a condo, the property manager’s or management office will be your best source of information. First, they will likely provide you with a moving policy, including guidelines for moving into your new property. Then, they will register you as the renter or owner of the property. If you’re moving to a building with elevators, use the visit to the management office to book exclusive access to the service elevator. Additionally, pay your deposit and secure a certificate of insurance from the office during this time, if available. With a deposit and insurance, you won’t be held accountable for any damages incurred to the property during the move.
Choose a Reliable Mover
Movers are essential to simplifying a move, but only if they’re reputable and reliable. To find good movers, start by asking your friends, family, coworkers, real estate professionals or your management office for recommendations. If you’re moving in Edmonton, look no further than Pro Service Moving for a positive experience from start to finish. If you’re considering several candidates, request in-home estimates. Since photos and measurements must be taken, an online estimate may not be sufficient. Offering and performing an in-home estimate is also indicative of a reputable mover. Reputable movers will also provide a full company address, phone number, email address, accessible customer service, supplies, insurance and have no hidden fees.
Take Some Measurements
Moving into a condo building can be tricky, especially if you’re moving out of an apartment or another condo building. Since many buildings and condos are compact, some measurements should be taken before the moving day. Although the movers can measure your furniture, doorways, elevators and even windows, you will need to be aware of these dimensions for future reference. Moreover, while you could do this yourself, professional measurements will ensure accuracy. These measurements will not only ensure your furniture is moved with ease, they will also ensure you have appropriately-sized furniture for your new condo.
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