Tony & Tasha Vruvides
Tony & Tasha Vruvides
Stanley Real Estate & Investment
Cal BRE #01863680 / #01985570
       Cell: Tony  916-753-HOME (4663)   
Tasha 916-897-6717

                email: tony@stanleyrei.com               tasha@stanleyrei.com
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Moving Checklist

Six Week Checklist for a Good Move

Six weeks before move
Four weeks before move
Three weeks before move
Two weeks before move
One week before move
Moving day

Six Weeks Before Move:
 
  • Call for moving estimates.
  • Call the Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau in your new town and get their new resident information packages.
  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW!
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or charity donation for all items you don't want to move.
  • Start using things up that you can't move, like cleaning supplies and frozen food.
  • Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax advisor.
  • Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
  • Complete U.S. Postal Service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable publications, stores and organizations.
  • Get copies of (or arrange for transfer at both ends of move) all school, medical, dental, veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
  • If it's a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses they cover.
  • Get a mail subscription for the local paper in your new location to familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.
  • Locate and obtain all automobile licensing and registration information.

Four Weeks Before Move:
 
  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with mover, including packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicles (if needed), etc.
  • Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV, phone & trash collection) to set connect/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current utilities hooked up until move day.
  • Make arrangements for relocation of pets and plants.
  • Move valuables to safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
  • If you are packing yourself, acquire packing materials/boxes and pack items you won't need for the next month.
  • If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days before move.
  • Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won't be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to prevent a moving van fire.
  • Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as needed.

Three Weeks Before Move:
 
  • Make travel arrangements for family for moving trip, allow for unexpected delays and cash needs that often occur in moves and house closings.
  • Collect all important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stocks, etc.).
  • Arrange to close all local bank accounts and open new ones in new location.

Two Weeks Before Move:
 
  • Prepare auto(s) for trip to new home. Check tires and have vehicles serviced.
  • Terminate newspaper and other delivery services at old address.
  • Give away all plants you don't intend to move.
  • If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators on move day.
  • Schedule for appliance disconnects on moving day or the day before the move, if necessary.
  • Contact your moving company counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Withdraw contents of any safe deposit boxes, return library books & rental video tapes, pick up any dry cleaning, etc.
  • Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company, including your travel itinerary and emergency numbers.

One Week Before Move:
 
  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Make plans for care of small children on moving day.
  • Transfer or withdraw all funds from local banks.
  • Separate cartons and luggage items you need for personal travel so they don't get packed on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home and have movers put this box on last (clearly mark box as PACK THIS LAST or UNPACK THIS FIRST) or take it with you.
  • Have appliances disconnected and prepared for move.
  • Set aside one room for packers and movers to work in freely.
  • Arrange to have utilities turned on at new home.
  • Notify friends and neighbors of new address and phone number (if available).
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
  • Set aside manuals and instructions for your current home for new owner.
  • Do NOT disconnect your telephone until the day after loading.

Moving Day:
 
  • Plan on spending entire day at house with movers. Don't leave until movers have gone.
  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
  • Stay with moving van driver to oversee inventory of goods.
  • Give moving van driver directions to new home and numbers where you can be reached prior to delivery.
  • Get routing information from moving van driver.
  • Review carefully and sign bill of lading and inventory, and keep your copy in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims (if any) have been settled.
  • Make final walk-through of house, including basement, attic and closets, to make sure it's empty.
  • Lock all windows and doors, and drop off keys with the agent, neighbor or new owner.


Tony & Tasha Vruvides
Stanley Real Estate & Investment
CalDRE #01863680 CalDRE #01985570
Cell: 916-753-HOME (4663)
        916-897-6717
Fax: 916-667-9354

Testimonials


Dear Mr. Stanley,

I wanted to take a long moment to convey how remarkably happy I have been throughout the last six-plus months of doing business with Stanley Real Estate and Investment and most notably the work done with and by Tony and Tasha Vruvides.

I have served as Executor of the estate of my late father since his passing in October of 2018. Included in the estate, indeed at the core of it, was a home in Granite Bay.  I live in coastal Massachusetts and have owned only one house in my life. I live in that house and have done so for more than 35 years. My experience in selling a house is stunningly limited and yet I found myself being asked to sell a house three thousand miles away and representing not only my interests but those of two siblings who actually live in the Sacramento area.  I knew I would need help, informed answers to endless questions and more than a little personal attention.

And, I knew this was going to be a long, complicated process.  I asked several people for recommendations and the names of Tony and Tasha Vruvides came up more than once.  I looked them up and did due diligence on both the Vruvides and that of the Stanley firm.

Stanley Real Estate and Investment seemed, and turned out to be, a “right sized” and thoughtfully built company with extensive experience in all the places I needed experience.  The firm is not too small to have a specialized office staff capable of a wide range of tasking; nor, so large for me to be buried under the weight of too many clients with too few folks holding up that weight.  The size and capacity of Stanley Real Estate and Investment turned out to be ideally suited. Congratulations on building such a strong, client-focused firm.

But, I must say the key reason for this letter is to communicate how please I have been with the work and support of Tony and Tasha Vruvides.  My relationship with them spanned six months and included the need to sort a remarkably complicated and unanticipated set of issues. There was one constant through those six months . . . Tony and Tasha Vruvides had my back.  Tony, in particular was a force of nature helping me grapple with the range of roles to which I needed to respond. If there was an issue that was possible it became an issue in reality. Tony, has been an absolute pillar of support.  He was always available, always positive and always went well beyond what anyone should expect. He says he and Tasha are “old school” . . . they place service to client first and foremost – even when the client is thousands of miles away and three time zones distant.  I think we did more business before the sun was up in California than we did during normal office hours

In short, I cannot be happier with work that Tony and Tasha Vruvides did on my behalf.  To say that they went beyond what you should expect would be an understatement beyond reason.  And, in the end, the house sold on the weekend of the Open House. Through these months, I made new friends and gained an abiding respect for a what gifted and determined team of real estate folk can bring to the challenges of selling a home.

With gratitude,

Mr. Bob Bowen - 8707 Pendleton, Granite Bay
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