Moving can be hectic for anyone, but there are even more things to consider when you're moving a great distance away from your current location. Of course, there is the traditional checklist of things to be done, from researching moving companies to working with your finances, in the case of selling one home and buying another. There are some other things to consider when you're moving too far away to easily travel back and forth.
Your Old Property
Whether you are in the process of selling your current property, or you're leaving a rental property, there are some things you'll need to plan for ahead of time. If you're moving to a location too far for convenient travel, the property needs to be ready for a new occupant before you leave. Some ideas for you to consider.
- If you're leasing your current property out or leaving it in the care of a management company to sell, you might want to ask them about hiring a service to come in and clean after you've moved out. Or, you can stay on after the movers have left to scrub down all of the floors and appliances and make sure everything is ready for new occupants.
- If you were renting the property, you'll want to discuss the move date with your landlord and see if they need to set a walk through date to go over the property and reimburse any deposit fee you might have paid.
- Make sure all of your possessions are packed and removed. When you're a short distance away, you can often be more lax with packing because you can always go back to the property multiple times to pick up any odds and ends that didn't fit in the moving truck. This isn't the case when you're moving a significant distance, so it's even more important that you organize the move to account for all of your things.
Your New Home
Your new home in a different city should be an exciting idea, but it can be a bit scary, too. If you know the area well, you likely won't be nervous about the new location and you might even have friends or family members in the area. But, if you're moving to a place where you don't know anyone, you might be excited with a touch of worry.
Before your big move, you should take some time to learn what you can about the area. You can research online to get some ideas about the area, and your real estate agent can give you some helpful tips to help you become a part of your new community. You should also check out moving companies.