The hard work has finally paid off and you have landed your dream job in a new city. There are many reasons to rejoice, including new career opportunities, a new city to explore, and the adventure of moving to a new location.
However, along with pleasant expectations, uncertainty begins to grow. You realize that you don’t know where to start the process of moving to a new city. Moving for work can be challenging, but with the right planning and approach, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Consider the following tips to make your move a success.
1. FIND A REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
A good realtor will be your best friend during your move. He will not only help you buy or rent a house in a new place, but also guide you through the organization of the moving process.
Trust a real estate professional and get insider information on:
Average cost of housing in your new area
Tips for smarter budgeting for housing
Areas to be preferred or avoided
Advantages or Disadvantages of School Districts
General information about the infrastructure, such as local hospitals, available health care options, kindergartens
Suggestions for preparing your current home for a quick sale
2. MAKE A FINANCIAL PLAN
Unplanned moving expenses are common, but you can avoid some financial hardship by managing your budget wisely. When budgeting, be sure to take into account any down payments or deposits for housing, travel expenses, and packing materials.
If your new employer provides relocation compensation, make sure you fully understand the purpose of the funds. It is better to clarify this in advance.
Be sure to find out the following:
What costs are covered and what are not?
What is the time frame for disbursing funds and receiving reimbursement?
What supporting documentation of expenses is required?
3. MAKE A REALISTIC TIME PLAN
The logistics of moving for work can be confusing. By deciding in advance on the order of actions, you can quickly reorganize in case of unexpected changes. When making a time plan, be sure to consider the following:
Start date of your new job
Time to travel to a new area to look for housing
Terms of booking services of loaders and cleaning services
Dates of connection and disconnection of utilities
Time spent with family and friends before moving
4. DO DOCUMENT ISSUES
With the anticipation of a new job and settling into a new home, it can be tempting to do only the pleasant chores of moving.
But, before you get to the fun part, don’t forget to complete all the business at your current place of residence.
Be sure to take care of the following:
Obtaining copies of medical, dental and veterinary documents
Bank account transfer
Obtaining copies of school documents for children
Moving to a new job can be both a challenge and an adventure. However, by putting together a time and financial plan and enlisting the help of a trusted real estate professional, you can make the process of moving much easier. By releasing the stress associated with it, you can focus on successfully getting started with a new employer.
Have you ever changed your place of residence for work? Did the move give you more pleasant troubles or disappointments? Share in the comments!