How do the logistics of hiring a mover work when I need to close my sale and my purchase in the same day (from Chicago to the suburbs, if that matters)?
We sold our house (with a credit for floors
), so that we can be closer to my new job
. The sale of our house is scheduled for a Friday in June, and the closing on our new place is set for later that same day. I can't figure out how movers work. I need them early in the morning and late in the afternoon. I think that people must do the two-closing sell-then-buy thing every single day in cities all over the place. How does it work?
I called a couple of places, and it seems the options provided either won't work or are unnecessarily complicated or expensive:
(1) Have them come the morning of the closings and move us out, then immediately go and move us into the new place. This doesn't work because we won't have possession of the new place until our afternoon closing.
(2) Have them come the morning of the closings and move us out, then go back to their home base and put our stuff into "storage" for 5 or 6 hours, then have them take our stuff out of storage and back onto the truck, then have them come out and move us into our new place. This doubles the number of moves to and from the truck (and the subsequent time involved) and requires me to pay a minimum 10-day storage fee.
(3) Move all of our stuff out several days in advance and do the storage option. Again, this is extra cost and coordination that I would prefer to avoid.
(4) Have them come the morning of the closings and move us out, then go to our new place and chill out for 5 hours or so while we wait to close on our purchase. That would cost us $650 of demurrage time.
(5) Have them come right as the sale is going down, so that they finish up when the closing is complete. Then they can go out to the new place and only sit for a couple of hours. This would still cost us $300 of demurrage and it wouldn't work because our house is supposed to be broom clean at final walkthough time (probably no later than 9:00).
We can't sandwich the closings together because we need money from one to buy the other, and because one closing is set for the city and the other for the burbs. I am told each closing would take about an hour and a half to two hours. The sale is set for 10:00; that means the purchase could realistically be no earlier than 1:00, with possession at 2:30.
Can anyone offer insight into how they pulled this off?