Relocating to a new home can be an exhilarating yet stressful experience. However, there are a few key things that buyers and sellers can keep in mind to make the move smooth and easy. The first step is to locate all of your resources.
One option is to go with relocation service. These companies offer assistance with everything from temporary housing to auto transport. However, packing, palletizing, and moving your items is their main function. Some companies will specialize in across-town moves, but if you're relocating to another state, you should look for an agency that specializes in cross-country moves.
Relocation services tend to range wildly in price, from the hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the distance and the amenities offered. If you're considering hiring a service to help you move, it's a good idea to go with a provider that has received high marks from an outside agency such as the Better Business Bureau. Your real estate agent will likely have some information on the best services for your specific needs.
If you want to handle the actual moving process yourself, a real estate agent is one of the best tools you can have. The assistance a good agent can provide often means the difference between a move that goes smoothly, and one that turns into a bad experience. Beyond connecting you with appraisers, movers, utilities, and school district information, local agents also know the best banks and financial resources.