The Essential Pieces of a Smooth Relocation for Work

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The Essential Pieces of a Smooth Relocation for Work

If you have been offered a job in a new city or state, this could be the beginning of an exciting new chapter. But relocating comes with many moving parts, and the entire process can become overwhelming if you don’t have your ducks in a row from the start. 

For example, how do you make intelligent real estate decisions about a place you’ve never been? How can you pack your belongings so that unpacking is quick and easy? And how can you save time and money while keeping you happy along the way? Below, The Kagan Pascua Team answers these questions and more!

Research Locations      

Your first step will be to look into the various locations near your soon-to-be place of work. Think about the convenience of everyday life. 

Ideally, you will find a home in a neighborhood that is close to your workplace, your spouse’s workplace, your kids’ schools, and any restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other establishments you might frequent. 

Secure a Home    

Once you have chosen a location for your new home, start researching specific properties. Learn about the average home and rental prices in your new neighborhood so that you can know what to budget for. 

Of course, before you start looking it’s wise to seek preapproval for a mortgage to give yourself an advantage over other buyers that may not be preapproved. This process proves that you have the money to back your offer. It also sends the message to sellers that you’re serious. 

Gather Your Tools and Materials

As you prepare for your relocation, make sure you have all the tools and materials you will need for a smooth transition. There are many moving organization apps, selling marketplaces, and service marketplaces to help you along the way. 

To get started, look into Fantastical, TaskRabbit, and Craigslist! While you’re at it, start gathering any supplies you will need for your move, including:

  • Moving boxes
  • Shipping and masking tape
  • Box cutters
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • Sticker labels
  • Bubble wrap, packing paper, or other packing materials
  • Gloves
  • Bungee cords, rope, or other tools to tie down furniture and boxes

Pack for Unpacking   

As you begin packing for your move, keep in mind that you want the process of unpacking to be as quick and easy as possible. Categorize your boxes by room or by like items. Label each box and keep essential belongings near the back of the moving truck to be unloaded first.

You will also need to thoroughly declutter your belongings so that you can determine what to take with you, store, or get rid of (e.g., sell, donate, discard). Take it one room at a time and consider the size and layout of your new home to avoid bringing too many things with you. Decluttering and depersonalizing your home will also benefit you when buyers show interest.

Hire Professionals to Help

Even if you have friends and loved ones who can help with your relocation, you may need to enlist the services of professionals so that you can focus on yourself, work, and other responsibilities. A real estate team can guide you through the entire home buying (and selling) process. We have a well-established reputation and ample experience in the Syracuse area! 

Moreover, your relocation will go much more smoothly if you hire professional movers. Research local companies and compare client reviews to find a service that will meet your needs within your budget.

Article written by Suzie Wilson

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The Kagan Pascua Team

Jeffrey Kagan & Joel Pascua are Broker-Owners of KP Edgestone Realty established in April 2018.  We have been licensed real estate agents for 9 years providing services in buying, selling and....

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