Simplifying The Moving Process For Your Remote Relocation
Arizona’s Expert Movers Give Tips To Organize a Remote Relocation
The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for us to do anything in person – even important things like buy a new car or even a new house. As a result, more people are shopping for homes virtually. But even before the pandemic, some people had to shop for homes virtually if they had to move in a hurry, such as for a new job, or if their schedules were just too busy for them to browse homes in person.
Working with the right moving company can help make your move a lot easier. Your movers can pack everything for you, load it, take it to your new home, and unload and unpack everything safely. Before you get to that point though, here are a few other things you can do to make your remote relocation go smoothly:
Find The Right Real Estate Agent
To start, you need to find a real estate agent who has experience handling remote home searches. You need a real estate agent who will be able to talk with you frequently on the phone or through text messages, or who can hop on a zoom call. You need an agent who will be comfortable sending a lot home listings through email and answering all your questions.
You will really be relying on your real estate agent to give you an expert opinion and advice on homes you are considering in your virtual search, so make sure you choose the right agent. Spend some time researching agents and interviewing them before you make your choice.
Be Specific When Buying A House
Some people take an “I’ll know it when I see it” approach to home buying. But you don’t have the luxury of doing that when you are shopping virtually. You can’t tour homes in person and get a “vibe” from them or really look into every nook and cranny. Therefore, you’ll have to be specific when talking to your agent about what you want and narrowing your search.
Provide a list of things that you must have in a new home, such as the number of bedrooms, the overall size, and features like a fenced yard or a large kitchen. Then provide a list of things that would be nice to have if you could find them, such as hardwood floors, green technology, or a big yard. You decide what are priorities and what are preferences, and give your real estate agent a comprehensive list. Then you’ll get only listings that meet your needs so that you don’t waste any time in your search.
Investigate Real Estate Listings Quickly & Thoroughly
Once you start getting listings from your agent, you need to move quickly. Look through the listings and the photos you get and ask all the questions you have. This is your only chance to learn about and investigate the house since you won’t be visiting it in person. Be thorough in your questioning so that you have all the information to make a good choice.
You’ll get a home inspection if you decide to make an offer, which will give you more comprehensive information about the house, but you don’t want to wait until you reach that point to learn that the house is not for you. Be thorough in your own investigation of the home, and do it quickly so you don’t get scooped by another bidder.
Make The Right Home Offer
Work with your agent to put together your formal offer when you decide on the home. Your agent will help you understand what’s possible for your offer, such as offering a lower price or making demands of the seller for repairs or upgrades. The right offer can help you save money on the house or get what you need out of the purchase.
Hire a Moving Company In Arizona
Now that you’ve found the right home, the true heavy lifting begins. Don’t make this part of the moving process harder on yourself than needed. Find the right moving company to handle all aspects of your move. You may decide that you just need movers to handle the loading and hauling, or you may decide that you want a company to do all the work for you, including the packing.
A to Z Valleywide Movers are ready to help. We are a full-service moving company handling local moves in the Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Tempe areas, as well as long-distance moves across the state or across the country. We can handle any aspect of your move, and we even offer storage. Contact us in Gilbert today to get a quote for your next move.