ARE YOU RELOCATING TO OUR AREA?
Relocating: Moving to a new area can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.
Do the research before you move.
It’s important to understand the area you’re moving to. Do your research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to that area. If you can, visit a city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before. You should visit the schools your children may attend or goo a local restaurant for morning coffee and speak with people and ask questions. Any of the agents on our team are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the area or be your tour guide.
You need to have a plan.
There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave with an experienced Realtor, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Never sign a lease on an apartment or a home that you haven’t seen, please. If you can’t get there, find a friend or an employer to check it out for you with your Realtor. It’s always best to have someone that may know you be your eyes and ears. Try to line up things like driver’s licenses, car insurance, ahead of time as well.
Get involved in your new community….
Meeting people in a new city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive: life is often too noisy and hectic. Take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things in your new area. Try new things. Volunteer. Our great area offer so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like to do. Your Realtor may be able to point you in the right direction with some great contacts as well.
If you’re thinking of moving into our area, call a member of The Rick and Tracy Ellis Team direct at 636-299-3702.
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