Are you planning to move into a new home, but have no idea where to start? If you have a smartphone or tablet, fret not, there are several apps that can assist your moving needs in all areas, from planning to hiring moving services. Here, I’ll list down 5 of the best Android apps you can use if you plan to move to a new location.
Once you’re ready to move, it’s time to engage with a moving company. My Move is a great app to help you find the best movers in your area. You will be able to list them down in a ranking system which places the ones with the most number of positive reviews on top. The app also contains detailed information on the respective companies (licenses, office location, hotlines etc.) so you are able to find reliable and efficient moving companies and contact them to find out more.
Zillow Real Estate & Rentals
Well, you need to find listings of properties that are for sale or rent. Zillow Real Estate & Rentals contains the most up-to-date listings and is built with user-friendly features. From the map, you can easily see the residences nearby, and where facilities and commercial buildings are located. This allows you to find a place that caters well to your unique needs. Also, the app provides notifications which alert you when there are new listings being put up.
Karl’s Mortgage Calculator
To calculate the expense of moving to a new home, Karl’s Mortgage Calculator is a fantastic tool for you to see all the costs at a single glance. The app can take into account the length of time for your payments, interest rates, property value and down payment etc. to make sure you won’t get too many ‘surprises’ when you sign on the dotted line.
Once you have selected your preferred moving company, it would be good if you can determine the weight of your goods, so that you can inform the company and get them to give you a quotation of the cost. MoveMatch does just that, in only a few simple steps. All you have to do is fill up a survey that takes between 2 to 10 minutes to complete. This survey contains simple questions relating to the volume of the stuff you are moving. Once done, send the survey to the movers and they will reply you with a quotation. This can help to ensure that you do not incur any additional charges.
Last but not least, it is important that you keep a checklist of everything you are planning to move so you will not miss anything out. Check out the Moving Planner app, which lists down all your essential moving tasks and provides you with reminder checklists in the weeks leading up to the day of your move. It contains over 200 household related items for you to check off, and you can email that list to anyone who is helping you with your move.
Author Bio: Warren Brown is a freelance blogger and an ace creative write with many years of experience writing for top blogs. Warren has written on a myriad of topics and has written several posts for us.