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5 Tips When Relocating for Work

5 Tips When Relocating for Work

Getting that dream job can be rewarding – especially if there’s a big pay increase included. But some dream jobs come with a catch – relocating! If you have to relocate for the job you’ve dreamed of, check out these five tips on how you can make relocating work for you.

Research your new location

Researching your new location can be both helpful and exciting. First, take the time to look at the cost of living in each neighbourhood and all the amenities available. This can help you pick the right neighbourhood for you and your family. Once decided, you can then start researching new restaurants, parks, entertainment, as well as new schools for your children. This can help you get acquainted with your new area in advance and also get you excited about the move.

Find a home with a short commute time

Make sure to take your commute into consideration before relocating.  Check to see if the neighbourhood you are considering has public transit options or short drive times to work. Also, spend some time analyzing the traffic patterns – avoiding gridlock is always a bonus if it’s possible.

Talk to an experienced Realtor

Finding a trusted Realtor who can help you sell your current home at the best price and find you a new one fast, should be at the top of your priority list. An expert knows the market, and how to work through all the paperwork and transaction details. Selling your home yourself could end up costing you more time and money. Leave it to the professionals to help you relocate quickly and efficiently.

Secure housing in between                                                 

You may have some time in between the closing date of your current home and the moving date into your new home. If this is the case, you should secure a temporary home or hotel for the amount of time you will be displaced. You can also research using Airbnb and other short-term rental services and compare all your options to see what is the best rate.

Hire a moving company

A moving company can save you a lot of time and stress before and during your move. Many companies offer packing services and will come and pack your entire home for you. You don’t have to lift a finger, which can be a big bonus when it comes to saving time and effort.

Moving for a job can be a scary scenario, but with a little planning and assistance, it can be the best decision you ever made.

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