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Purchasing a New Home Comes With Many Tasks, Some More Important Than Others
Michele Sliwa, Music City's Business Woman's Realtor, Helps New Homeowners With a Simple To Do List
Unpack all boxes within the first month of moving in; otherwise, the unpacked boxes take up storage space and create unnecessary clutter.
List all essentials not included with home purchase. Visit a local home improvement store for such things as window coverings, shower curtain rods, or landscaping tools, etc.
Adjust life insurance coverage to ensure the death benefit is sufficient to cover the new mortgage.
Establish pest control service within the first month of moving because it is far easier to prevent pests rather than to getting rid of an existing problem.
Thoroughly clean all carpets to eliminate existing stains and minimize potential allergens. This is especially important for new carpet because of loose carpet fibers.
Send change of address cards to creditors, banks, doctors, family and friends and so on.
Change drivers license address on your state issued ID card.
Introduce yourself to the neighbors. Remember that friendly neighbors are more likely to question and report suspicious people and behavior.
The excitement of buying a new home can quickly be replaced with exhaustion and chaos. By starting with a basic list and adding tasks as necessary, new homeowners will have less stress, feel more in control, and enjoy their new home.
About Michele Sliwa: Music City’s Business Woman’s Realtor, Michele Sliwa combines success in the fashion & event planning with her experiences as a property manager to guide anyone through the perplexing maze of home building, selling, and buying. While working closely with builders and designers as her house was being built, it became apparent that Michele had an innate ability to understand complex processes and make smart decisions with ease; her builders and designers strongly suggested she become a realtor. Since then, Michele has perfected the art of real estate interpretation and communication and her clients value her ability to manage and clearly explain all of the moving pieces of the buying, selling, and remodeling process. Michele successfully completed the Masters Business Agent program and is a New Home Specialist. Michele has the uncanny ability to spot trends in the market before many others do; this unique talent gives her and her clients a distinct edge. She is a self-professed foodie and amateur chef. Michele is passionate about art and music and volunteers for the Nashville Symphony and Nolensville Elementary School.