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Buying a New Home? Here’s How to Relocate with Ease

April 23, 2016

How to RelocateRelocating to a new community means more than just buying one a new home. Moving to a new city is often about building a life and home around something you are pursuing, such as your career. Since this is a major life event, it’s important to plan ahead so your move can be as stress-free as possible. Here are a few steps on how to relocate with ease.

  1. Stay Organized – Organization is the key to managing your move efficiently and effectively. There are a variety of ways you can stay on top of things, such as creating a binder full of important documents, setting up to-do lists, and establishing a budget. There are even smartphone apps you can use to help you stay on track. No matter what organizing tools you use, it’s important to use something to help you stay sane during the relocation process.
  1. Plan Logistics – If you need to sell your current home before relocating, it’s important to get this process started as soon as possible. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with your new dream home and be unable to make an offer on it. That only adds more stress to the situation. This might not be an issue if you are able to finance a new home while your old one is still on the market. Just take the time to evaluate your options so you can plan ahead if you hit any roadblocks.
  1. Set Aside Extra Cash – No matter how diligent you are in making relocation plans, odds are good that something may wind up costing more than you planned – such as moving van expenses. As soon as you know that you’re going to relocate, start socking away some extra cash. It will give you peace of mind for the move.
  1. Choose the Right Realtor – If you’re moving to a new area, it’s wise to seek counsel from a real estate agent in that city. They know the neighborhoods. They know the schools. And they can give you guidance on the best home to suit your particular needs. This may mean that you have two different agents working for you – one to handle the sale of your current home, and another to assist your search for a new home. But you’ll reap the benefits by having someone dedicated to making your relocation as smooth as possible.

If you are currently looking for new homes in Auburn AL, contact your trusted real estate agent today to view Rose Anne Erickson’s available new homes in the area!

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