Technology has transformed the way we approach a lot of things. It allows you to be more educated when making important decisions by being able to read hundreds of customer reviews online. Likewise, apps can streamline your move. They act as virtual personal assistants to keep you more organized and relieve the stress of moving.
Technology has changed the moving industry, too. With all the moving resources you need available right at your fingertips, it's never been easier to relocate and to find helpful advice on everything you need to know about moving.
Using technology to find a new home
Technology makes searching for a new home much easier than it used to be. Instead of waiting for a realtor or wasting your time looking at a home you know you won't like, search for property listings in the area via websites like Zillow and Trulia. These real estate websites, and their corresponding apps, list all homes currently for sale in any given zip code.
This is the most convenient way to search for a new home and make the home-buying process less stressful. Each listing includes:
- Pictures of the interior and exterior
- Facts and features, such as amount of bathrooms and lot size
- Financial history, such as last sale price and tax history
- Expected home expenses
- Nearby schools and their GreatSchools ratings
- Similar homes for sale
Of course, once you narrow down your search, you'll still have to visit them in person, but the search itself is a lot more painless thanks to modern technology.
Using technology to find a moving company
Before the rise of smartphones and computers, people found movers using the old trustworthy method of word of mouth. They talked to friends and family members who had moved recently and asked which moving company they used. If that method failed, you could always look up the local moving companies in the Yellow Pages.
Now, you can access the moving company's virtual space or use Movers.com to find several moving companies in your area. We offer audio moving reviews from real customers. Moving reviews can be an invaluable resource for making your final decision on a moving company.
Using apps to help you pack, find contractors or sell unwanted items
There are numerous apps available for smartphones that can help you organize your move down to the most last-minute details. These include recording your moving inventory, tracking your moving budget, managing time for your move and finding moving labor to help you load your moving truck.
Some moving-related apps available for smartphones are:
- Moving Checklist Pro
In addition to the apps available, there are tons of moving resources out there for people who don't have access to a smartphone. Moving websites, like Movers.com, find movers in your area while also featuring how-to guides, videos and a live chat to answer just about every question you could possibly have about the moving process.