Friday, October 10, 2014

Sold & Relocated to Snellville, GA! - Relocation Tips

Congrats to my clients for relocating to Georgia and closing on this gorgeous home!
Isn't the curb appeal just stunning?!
I am often in conversation with people who want to relocate. They are either moving to or from Georgia and the reasons are endless. From retiring and moving closer to family, to downsizing, to getting a new job offer, or simply wanting a change of scenery.

Picking up and moving cross country, or to another state, isn’t always easy. One must find a home, a job for a spouse, perhaps schools if children are involved, not to mention get a feel for the community and general lifestyle before settling into a new location. Having relocated myself from New York to Florida, and then again from Florida to Georgia, I know personally what relocation entails and I enjoy helping my clients through the relocation process!

The following are some tips that will help ease long distance relocation woes and ensure the most smooth move and transition...

Get organized. Put together a list of the key information you need before settling in to a new city or town, such as:
  • What is the cost of living? How far will my money go?
  • What is the price of a similar sized house in the new location?  
  • What is the community like? 
  • How are the school systems?  
  • What is the noise factor?  
  • Will this be a good area for my spouse to find work?
Do your research. To learn more about the typical lifestyle of the new area, as well as community events and crime rates, get a few back copies of the local newspaper, or log on to the local paper's Web site. This third party information, along with what you learn from the local Chamber of Commerce, will provide you with the personality of the area.

Use the Internet. Searching the web and web sites such as can provide visitors with a multitude of useful information. Other information that can be helpful: median age and income, percentages of married couples and children, recent home sales, and a listing of elementary and high schools with demographic information on the schools.

Field reconnaissance. When you begin working with a real estate sales associate, consider having him or her take you through neighborhoods at various times to get a feel for the environment. Also check if and how much new construction and remodeling work is taking place. This will tell you whether the neighborhood is popular and whether current residents plan to stay.

Coffee talk. Try having conversations with locals. Most likely, they know the neighborhood and surrounding areas well.

Work With Your Employer. Make it clear to your new employer your significant other is now in need of a job. The company likely has relationships with relocation experts and executive recruitment firms to assist.


Are you thinking about RELOCATING? Perhaps BUYING a home in Georgia or SELLING your home and moving elsewhere? I would love to assist you!

Give me a call at (404) 857-2508!

Natasha Liburd Bazile is a Realtor and the Lead Home Stager with Heart of Decor in Georgia. She prides herself in being a guide to her clients and finds fulfillment in helping them achieve their goals.

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