Just saying the word relocation can strike fear into the hearts of many. Like moving, but so much more! You still need the same basic things — a place to move to, a way to get your stuff there, and to adjust to new surroundings. However, relocating to another state or across international lines doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems. First, take a look at my post about tips for buying a home unseen and know that you have a friendly real estate professional in your corner!
Let’s take a look at more tips to help you plan ahead and making the right connections for a much smoother relocation process!
Do Your Research
Even if you were moving across the street, you would still need to do some basic research before you begin searching for a new house.
- What is your budget? A super important first step! Getting pre approved for financing and knowing how much you can spend will better enable you on your housing search.
- In what city or areas would you like to live? Neighborhoods abound in all locations and each one has their own pros and cons. What amenities do you want to have or be near? If you have kids, research the school districts, parks, and activities.
- What is the cost of living? As we know from previous posts, Las Vegas has a relatively low overall cost of living. However, that isn’t always the case. Figure out estimates for your costs and compare them to similar expenses in your new location.
Work With a Real Estate Agent
As a reminder, my name is Bethany and I am here for you! Yes, even if you are not moving to Las Vegas! I can assist those relocating to another state or to our fabulous city by vetting other agents. I can also assist you in:
- Coordinating your home swap. If you are selling a home where you live, you will need to keep both on top of that sale and the purchase of a new home. Coordinating things like contingencies and agreements is right up my alley and I can work with other agents to ensure everything goes smoothly.
- Do the leg work. Technology is a wonderful thing and allows agents like myself to keep in touch with you even at a distance. Need another walk through of your new home? No problem. Can’t remember what size the new office is? I can help you out!
Plan at Least One Visit
While you can do a ton of research and lean on your friendly agent, it is always helpful to plan at least one visit to your new location. The surroundings can often appear different in person — especially seeing other homes for sale in the area you want to live. It’s also good to:
- Find your realtor. Finding a realtor online is helpful and a great first step. When you arrive for a visit, your agent can have a list of possible homes and see in neighborhoods you think you might like.
- Identify several properties to view in person. Speaking of neighborhoods, instead of choosing just one, take a look at several that meet your conditions. You never know what might ultimately be the deciding factor.
- Look at more than houses. Yes, there is more to relocating than just your home. Restaurants, shopping, parks, recretation, and other amenities may come into play.
Working with a trusted agent such as moi, will ensure when relocating to another state, the journey goes smoother. Finding a new home, ticking off your wish list, and ensuring the new location feels like you, is at the top of my list.