Relocating for business or personal reasons, whether to another city, state or cross country, can be an exciting and challenging experience. We can provide a wealth of resources and expertise to facilitate the different aspects of relocation. No matter how compelling the opportunity, you need to consider the impact relocation will have on you and your family. Once you've made the decision, we are with you every step of the way, coordinating services and managing the process. Timing is a key factor in effectively planning your move. Once you have established a time frame, you can begin to plan the move in detail. Below are answers to some of our most common relocation questions.
When should I begin looking for a home?
It usually takes about 30-45 days from the time an offer is accepted on your home of choice to closing. You may decide to find a home in one trip, or visit the area multiple times, depending on the amount of time you have before you need to be in the new location.
When and how do I put my current home on the market?
Using the right real estate agent to sell your home is key to a successful move. To provide an advantage when selling your home, we will help you select the most qualified sales agent to represent your interests. Together, we can evaluate market conditions, develop a detailed marketing strategy, make recommendations for a timely sale, and guide you through the entire home sale process.
Which communities have the best schools?
Many states do not rank their schools because every family and or areas have different ideas or definitions of a good school. There are numerous resources online for school district information, ratings and statistics that we can provide. You should plan to visit any potential schools prior to making a final decision. These reports and school visit will help you determine which school system will best meet your children's needs.
Is the cost of living different from where I presently live?
At no charge, we can also provide detailed cost of living information that calculates the differentials in housing, goods, and services.
When and which moving company should I use?
Choosing a moving company is an important step in the relocation process as not all moving companies are the same. Moving services differ from company to company, each offering a range of services and rates. Before you choose, carefully compare each mover's services including their pickup & delivery process, insurance & claims policies, liability, hourly or flat rates and any hidden fees. The time to select a moving company can begin at any time but should be selected and reserved as soon as you have a clear date of estimated closing.
What if I need temporary housing?
If temporary housing is needed due to any unfortunate delays, we will assist you in locating a temporary home during your transition and provide you with any other temporary-needs services.