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: 552 About Victoria: Victoria Thompson has collectively lived in the Dallas area for over a decade, having recently moved...
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Growing up in Tarrant County and later moving to Dallas County, Heath is well versed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, and then receiving his MBA, he wasn’t fulling his passion of remodeling houses and finding the next person to call it home. After remodeling a few house on his own, he decided to take it to the next level and help others find their dream homes to accomplish their goal of calling it home.
“I really want to be the Real Estate Professional that remembers the agony of waiting to hear back from buyers or sellers on a sale and ensure communication is fulfilled along the way, the waiting can be torture when you are excited for your next buy or sell”.
Dedication, professionalism and the “can do attitude” are all the traits you will find in Heath.