Moving is an adjustment, whether you are moving across town or relocating across the country.  Your real estate company and real estate agent are supposed to help relieve your stress not add to it. Way too often your listing broker or buyer broker make the move and real estate process more difficult that it needs to be. The real estate agent should be there to streamline the process and answer any questions you have about the contracts, area or schools.

Moving across town or to a new neighborhood may mean learning new routes to work, it is best to Google map your new routes prior to making an offer to check the drive time. This is especially important for mountain properties since a few miles as the crow flies might still mean a much longer time than in the flatlands. You might need to drive around 5 mountains and up 20 switchbacks. selecting a new dentist, and finding a new grocery store. It may also mean a change in schools if you have young children. All these are things your Realtor should be able to assist you with.

Moving across the country can be much more challenging. Relocation is rarely easy. But being prepared can help you make good decisions and ease the transition.

Here are some of the most common concerns:

  • Spouse or significant other: Many relocating couples are concerned about finding work for the trailing spouse. Some companies offer career counseling and job placement.
  • Children: Often children resent a move. Researching activities and getting the kids involved in the new community will help them make the adjustment. Some experts recommend moving mid–school year rather than waiting until summer. This may enable children to make friends faster.
  • Costs: The cost of housing can be a shock to a transferee. Many companies have relocation packages that help with the closing costs and the cost of moving. This may be something to negotiate with your employer.
  • Community: When relocating to a new city, people often try to replace what they left behind. Communities may have many amenities, but they may not be the same as you were used to.

Before you move, I can provide you with a relocation package for your destination city, which will have information about the weather, schools, lifestyles, and amenities.

These are just a few things to consider. Whether moving locally or nationally, I can provide you with the information you need to make your move a happy one.

If you have any questions about the area please don’t hesitate to call your local real estate company, Orson Hill Realty at 303-835-9895.