Relocation to new home can be a stressful and emotional moment in someone’s life. But whether you’re relocating for a job, or just moving away from family, a little bit of planning can go a long way in avoiding the stress and anxiety related to a relocation.
Moving is so hard. You can’t find your things, boxes are everywhere in the new home, then add children or pets into the mix, and well, NO WALK IN THE PARK! On the other hand, relocating to a new place you will call your home can also be a super exciting time!
Your first step in moving to a new place is to do your research!
Research your new location – Maybe you already have a home lined up, maybe you don’t. Either way, research is your best ally before you re locate somewhere new. Think about things like, what are the options for entertainment and leisure at the new place? If you have children, what are your school options? Some people who relocate already have a job offer in the new city, while some are just looking for a change in lifestyle – if you’re part of the second group, look up jobs and companies online before you move, so you’re ready to apply and interview once you get there.
Choose a neighborhood – Is it possible to physically visit your new home/neighborhood before you move in? If it isn’t, Google Maps might give you a good idea of what to expect. Have a look at the houses around you. Where are the closest amenities? Is it easy to get around by car, walking and/or transit?
All of these things should be considered when relocating and choosing where you want to live if you have the choice. If you’ve got questions, or if you need help connecting with a strong realtor in another city, or want other checklists on things to consider when relocating, feel free to reach out to me. In fact, you can also download my Relocation Guide here!
I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit.
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