There has to be communication between the Real Estate Agent, the client, and the new resident that can affect mail, and packages. Why does the writer make this statement, well because if there’s no communication then mail can be returned as well as packages, if delivery personnel assume that the resident, who is selling the property has moved, when the sign says sold on the real estate sign, when in fact the new resident doesn’t plan on moving into their new home for 6 months because the previous owner has made an agreement to sub-lease the property until their new home is finished being built in less than 3 months out of state, and the family is on vacation to visit the job site , where the new home is being built, so mail, and packages begin to accumulate on the porch, so delivery personnel assume that the previous owner has moved so they begin to forward packages, that will eventually end up being returned to the sender, and so the seller will be angry that packages are being returned as well as mail, but the seller never put in a hold to let the letter carrier know that they were still living in the house until an official change of address has been submitted.
What can be done to prevent this problem from happening?
1. The owner can submit an official hold mail request to let the carrier know that they’re still living in the residence until they submit a change of address.
2. Put a hold on any auto shipments of packages from Amazon, Target, or any other vendor until they return from out of state, because packages stacking up on a porch can attract porch pirates.
3. The real estate company can make a note on their sign that says sellers here for another 180 days, and put the effective date of when the new resident is supposed to move into the new property.
4. When the new tenant moves in have them to put their last name inside of their mailbox so that they can receive the correct mail, if the couple isn’t married. put both names inside of the mailbox, because sometimes mail might come for the wife in their maiden name, even if the couple is married, as well as any business names that the couple might be receiving mail for.
These are just simple tips that can help to save a lot of heartache with a customer receiving mail, and packages, the writer hopes that this might help someone out there. There has to be communication between the Real Estate Agent, the client, and the new resident that can affect mail, and packages. www.iwantmymail.com More than just a blog!