The Little Things That Will Make Your Relocation Go Smoothly
Relocation involves a large number of moving parts that can be difficult to track. Homeowners must sell their current property, find and purchase a new home, and move their belongings, often at great distances – and on a tight schedule. If you’re relocating to the Pacific Northwest or another area, World Ranked Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group shares her best relocation tips to minimize stress and simplify the process.
Relocating for Work? See if Your Employer Offers Assistance
New jobs are among the most common reasons to relocate. But did you know many employers offer relocation assistance? These packages often include features like:
- Packing and/or unpacking services
- Home sale or lease-breaking penalty assistance
- Company-paid house hunting trips
- Temporary housing
- Transportation reimbursements
- And more…
While not all employers offer this type of assistance, it’s always wise to ask. Even a few of these benefits can make a big difference during a hectic time.
Schedule a Free Donation Pickup
Most homeowners move furnishings and personal items when relocating, but it doesn’t make sense to bring everything. This is especially true for furniture you won’t need in a new home and clothing, electronics, and other items you don’t use. Reach out to local charitable organizations, like Goodwill or The Salvation Army, to see if they will accept your items.
These organizations will often schedule a free pickup to collect the donation or direct you to other charities that could. You’ll eliminate the hassle and expense of moving items you don’t want and feel good about helping people in need. And remember, save your donation receipts for tax season when you’ll likely be able to claim a deduction.
Get Ready for Moving Days
The day you move from your current home or into a new one is one of the busiest of your life. There will be many people to coordinate and much to do. Because of this, there’s no time to hunt for the things you’ll need throughout the day. Be sure to make a thorough checklist that details everything you’ll need, and set those items aside the night before.
You should also prepare the items you’ll need for the first night in your new home when you’ll likely be too tired to hunt through boxes. Terrie’s must-haves include:
- Toothbrushes, shampoo, and other toiletries
- Phone chargers
- Water bottles
- Grab-and-go snacks
- Coffee and a quick breakfast for the next morning
- Paper towels and toilet paper
- An all-purpose cleaner
Be sure to keep some cash on hand as well. You’ll want to have enough to tip movers as a thank you for their hard work.
Work with an Expert Realtor
Every seller hopes for a fast sale. While the market, interested buyers, and many other factors will determine how fast your home sells, working with an experienced Realtor like Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group can help avoid delays and streamline the process. Whether you’re moving to or from the Pacific Northwest, she’ll deploy her problem-solving, negotiating, market analysis, and staging skills to get you out of your old home and into a new one fast.
If you’re buying or selling a home in Washington or Oregon, Pacific Northwest native Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group can help with neighborhood comparisons, cost-of-living analyses, and even hiring a selling agent no matter where you’re moving from. To learn more, call or text 360-607-4100 today.