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Moving? Here’s Who Needs to Know

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Real Estate with 0 Comments

If you just bought a great condo for sale in Downtown San Diego, you may find yourself too preoccupied during your move to keep everyone up to date on your change of address. It is important to note, however, that there are a number of organizations that you’re legally bound to notify. More importantly, keeping financial organizations and insurance companies abreast of this important change could be essential for ensuring continued access to their services.

Family and Friends

Notifying family members and friends of your new whereabouts is a no-brainer. The good news is that there are a number of online platforms you can use to generate mass messages with sufficient privacy for revealing the important details. Planning a house-warming party and sending out a quick invite will not only keep your social contacts in the loop, but it can also open the door to some pretty amazing gifts.

Your Employer

Although your employer is likely aware of your move given the rigorous screening methods that landlords and lending institutions commonly use, it is still vital to follow up with the details of your relocation once your new address is set in stone. All of your important tax and insurance documents will need to be sent to this address when the year ends.

Financial Institutions

Nothing is more frustrating than having a credit or debit card get declined simply because you’ve forgotten to update the related billing info. Get in touch with all of your financial institutions and make sure that these entities have your most current address on file. This is vital even if you regularly receive and resolve all of your billing statements online. Address information is commonly used for verification and security purposes. Keeping these companies up to date on your current whereabouts will simplify online purchases and assist them in protecting your identity.

Insurance Companies

Every insurance company you currently work with will need to know your new address. This is vital for ensuring you don’t miss out on any important mailings and your coverage isn’t compromised due to late or insufficient updates. Certain plan rates can actually change based upon your new address and thus, you may be required under the terms of an existing policy to notify these companies of your move within a specific amount of time.

The Department of Motor Vehicles

Moving can be a real hassle, especially when you factor in the need to get your driver’s license or your state identification card updated. These two forms of ID should always have your current place of residence listed. In fact, you are required by law to take care of this business within just 10 to 30 days of your move, depending upon your location.

Utility Companies

Much like family members and friends, updating utility companies concerning your new address is an obvious step. The sooner you take care of this, however, the easier that your transition will be. This will allow these companies to stop services at your old address so that you aren’t acquiring bills for services you aren’t using. It also ensures you have AC/heat, light, cable, and other important services for creating a comfortable home environment.

After you’ve run through this checklist, take stock of any other companies that you regularly send money to. Each one of your service providers should be notified of this important change. Completing a change of address form online or at a local post office is never enough. While definitely essential for ensuring that your mail is delivered promptly, this form won’t provide the direct and firsthand notification that many companies require.

Keeping track of all the to-dos that come with moving can be challenging, but this is just one of the many things a great real estate agent in Downtown San Diego can help with. If you have yet to settle on a place or are ready to take your search to the next level, give us a call at (619) 649-0368 and make an appointment today. ')}