Moving Checklist

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  • Create a “To Do” list of what you have accomplished and what you need to accomplish
  • Obtain a floor plan of your new place and decide what you want to keep and what you want to dispose of
  • Choose a mover or contact friends and family who can help you move
  • Create a file for all moving papers and receipts
  • Transfer or obtain your child’s school records
  • Book a space to store your belongings if necessary
  • Make a list of people you need to notify of your change of address
  • Make a list of packing supplies you will need
  • Complete any home improvements you agreed to do for the new tenants of your home


  • Submit a change of address form to the post office (you can do this at for $1)
  • Start notifying friends, family, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, etc. of your address change
  • Clean out your closet and sell or donate items you will not be needing
  • Notify schools and employers of your address change
  • Start packing items you don’t need on a regular basis


  • Contact utility companies and notify them of when to transfer your service
  • Reserve a truck or trailer if you are moving yourself
  • Start taking apart children’s play areas or outdoor furniture
  • Compete and IRS change of address form
  • Get detailed directions to your new home and give them to your movers


  • Arrange a babysitter for your kids if necessary
  • If you have pets, make their travel arrangements
  • Get your car fully checked and serviced if you will be driving a long distance on your move
  • Notify the DMV of your address change
  • Try not to buy anymore groceries and eat the food you have in your home
  • Call or transfer your current home owners or renters insurance
  • Transfer prescriptions to a pharmacy closer to your new home
  • Safely dispose of hazardous household items


  • Pack a suitcase with items you will need the first night at your new place
  • Empty any items that are motorized and filled with fuel
  • Call your moving company to confirm all plans for moving day
  • Take apart furniture
  • Label boxes with the room they will be placed in to help the movers keep your items organized


  • Defrost your freezer
  • Pack remaining items
  • Make sure you’ve place items not going with the mover in a separate place
  • Do a final check before the moving truck pulls away
  • Check all paperwork before you sign the bill of lading
  • Do any last minute cleaning


  • Complete Satisfaction

    My experience with Deborah Mannion, of the Masters Real Estate Group at Keller Williams, was one of complete satisfaction with her guidance during my recent home-purchase in Del Mar. Throughout each facet of the process, Deborah’s vast wealth of expertise paid substantial dividends to me as her client. Her knowledge of available inventory, her skill as a negotiator and her close contacts with lending sources of the highest integrity all combined to manifest in the beautiful coastal home and ownership situation now enjoyed by my family and I.

    ~ Scott Fraser

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  • Able To Handle Any Transaction

    Imagine you had a client buying a home, with an almost impossible list of demands. Well, the client was me, and Deborah was my agent. First, she helped me find and close on my dream home. As it turned out, this was a delicate process, as the target home was owned by a couple going through a divorce, which led to some unusual dynamics. But we were able to close on the home. By the way, I was traveling for work through much of the process. So, Deborah stepped in to be present for the key inspections and sign-offs. When I needed an inspector, she reached into her Rolodex and produced one. Indeed, she was able to refer key professionals for all the services and upgrades I wanted post closing - pool maintenance, landscaping, barbecue repair, you name it. She is a one stop shop of real estate and remodeling information, and will help you well beyond the closing ceremonies. Absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for housing in the San Diego territory!

    ~ Alex Bates

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  • Entirely Different Level Of Service

    I have known Deborah Mannion for several years, both as a neighbor and as a Real Estate agent. What sets her apart from other agents I have known is her obvious visibility. Even before I decided to list my home and after she had moved out of my neighborhood, Deborah was always present, especially if she had a listing. I was impressed with this alone due to past bad experiences with other agents.

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  • Dedicated To Her Clients

    Deborah represented us with the sale of our town-home in Portico. She was professional, dedicated, and very well connected to the realty market. We would use her and her team again. I highly recommend Masters Real Estate Group.


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  • Always Prepared

    Deborah was very well prepared for our initial interview with information about our home, neighborhood/community, and market comp's and analysis. She presented as very professional and friendly with a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this process a  success.

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