It’s no surprise that summer is by far the most popular time to move. It makes sense. The kids are out of school for a couple of months, real estate markets are more active, plus the weather is nicer. However, moving during the summer can also resemble driving home from work during rush hour — very crowded.
There are some great benefits that come with moving off season, and we've outlined some of them here so that you can take advantage of these seasonal deals and have the smoothest move possible. With winter not too far off, see why an off-season move may be right for you and start planning today.
Discounts on Moving & Storage
Industry statistics show that nearly twice as many people move during the summer than during the winter. Many professional moving companies can offer more flexible rates for their services because volume is down during the colder months. The possible discounts vary with every mover, but it's certainly worth asking to see if you can save money. The cost of moving is typically the first thing we consider when planning a move. While the weather may be a bit chillier, you’re more likely to get a better deal on your move if you book now.
Another advantage of moving during the off season is the availability of a more flexible schedule. There are fewer customers looking for your mover’s attention, so you’re more likely to get a move date that fits your schedule and your needs; this will keep you from worrying about a rushed moved.
Better Odds on the Real Estate Market
If fewer people are on the move across the country, there should be fewer potential buyers of homes. In turn, this means less competition when placing your bid. As a positive consequence, it could also lead to you getting a better deal on your new home once you find it.
Start Planning Now
If there's anything we can do to help with your off-season move, please let us know. At Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, we like to stay busy year round, and we have open dates for your fall or winter move. Call (877) 490-0713
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