Relocating to a different city or even a different state can be scary, but with a little planning on your part, the transition can be a smooth one. Take it from a recovering military brat who moved every 2-3 years of her life, relocating to a new place, different country included, came with the territory. I became a pro at relocating.
There are three stages to RELOCATION.
Research your move
The moving process
Let's go into some detail on each.
Research Your Move
Google the new town you are moving to and see what comes up. Here a few tidbits to enter into google to get you going.
Top 10 things to do
Best Burger Joints
Cost of living
Schools and how they rank (if you have children)
Average home prices
Average drive time to/from work
Anything important to you: Biking Trails, Square Dancing, Opera, Symphony etc.
Here are some other ideas to help.
Contact a local realtor to help with your information search at your new location
Get moving Quotes from relocation companies
Make a list of all the points you want to cover before, during and after the move so you don't expend too much energy trying to remember
Do you have a home to sell before you move? If so, how many days are average on market for it to sell. You want to time the move so you can also move in to your new place concurrently.
Visit your new town you are going to live in and start to look at places to live that fit your lifestyle. Once you have an idea of area, narrow your search to exactly what you want.
Interview moving companies and have one ready for your move date.
Start cleaning out your closets, attics and basements to get rid of old things you no longer need or want.
Plan what you are going to take with you in the car with you. Make sure to bring special items for your children - toys, stuffed animals, dolls or board games.
If you have children, have a list of fun things to do with them for when you get to your final destination. It will soften the blow of leaving their old friends behind
Remind everyone that this is an adventure if you make it one.
Pack least used items first.
Call your doctors to get medical records forwarded or at least a copy to take with you.
Send out change of address cards.
Call utility companies on both sides. One to turn off and one to turn on.
Label all your boxes well. Room the items belong in and detail of items in the box.
Put 10 boxes aside for last minute items such as bedding and things you find on moving day that have not been packed or do not fit in the car.
You have arrived at your destination and your new place is filled with boxes. Now what?
Get bedding on all beds a soon as possible.
Set up one room to completion to give some normalcy to life
Meet your neighbors
Take advantage of facilities or internet sites that give tourist information and things to do in town.
Find the local farmers market
Register your vehicle
Register to vote
Register children for school
Find the nearest Swimming pool if you have kids
Check to see if there is a local YMCA for children activities
Locate your new Health Care Providers
Contact your Insurance Company to make the switch
These are just a few ideas to help with your relocation. The internet has a plethora of information to help in planning your relocation. Let your fingers do some of the walking and you will find what you need to keep peace of mind.
If you find you are going to relocate to Dallas - Fort Worth, keep me in mind to help you find the perfect place to live that fits your lifestyle. Dallas is my home, one that I know very well and would love to share with you.
Best to You!
Rogers Healy and Associates
Author:Victoria Thompson Phone: 913-707-1011 Dated: February 12th 2018 Views: 483 About Victoria: Victoria Thompson has collectively lived in the Dallas area for over a decade, having recently moved...
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Steve Rigely was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Dallas in 1998 to attend Texas Christian University. He graduated from TCU with a BA in History and a minor in Business.
Steve’s passion for helping people and his business savvy helped guide him to residential real estate in 2003.
“Real estate just felt right. After connecting all the dots, I knew that my career was in residential real estate. I loved the idea that I don’t have any limitations and every day is different than the last.”
Since starting his career, Steve has worked to build lasting relationships with his clients and prides himself in being resourceful in today’s evolving economy. Steve strives to treat each of his clients with the same consideration and revere.
Being able to see Dallas transform has been quite the experience for Steve. Being one of Victory Park’s first residents has given Steve a great platform when it comes time to try to win a potential client’s business.
“I’ve been fortunate to have lived in some of Dallas’ most unique neighborhoods. Uptown and Victory Park have been my home for quite a while now and I am still in amazement at the amount of growth and business opportunity that has been created in just a few short years. I have loved being in the heart of the action.”
Steve took his career to the next level when he joined Rogers Healy and Associates in 2009. Whether you are buying, selling, investing, or just need advice, Steve looks forward to working for you.