A buyer’s agent can make the process of relocating to a new area significantly less stressful by guiding you around the many land mines that can pop up when relocating. Without a buyer’s agent you’re really on your own, as the selling agent works for the person selling the property and ultimately looks out for their best interests. Making the decision to use your own buyer’s agent ensures you are represented fairly in the transaction.

You need to keep in mind that real estate markets can be vastly different from region to region. Understand the buying “culture” and market where you are relocating, is extremely important. Your agent can clarify for you the differences on large things such as taxes, zoning, and other area restrictions as well as smaller items such as what items usually convey in a transaction. Understanding how the culture is different from where you live now can help you to make a more informed decision.

N.B.A.A. has pulled together some tools, tips, and resources to help you be proactive regarding your upcoming relocation.

The Seven Mistakes that Smart People Make When Relocating and How to Avoid Them

Not Knowing about Schools
Choosing the Wrong Realtor
Not Understanding Agency
Not Having A Home Inspection
Choosing the Wrong Lender:
Not Purchasing Title
Insurance and Staking Survey
Choosing the Wrong Moving Company

Trailing Spouse Tips

Finding out that your spouse is being transferred to a new location can be overwhelming to say the least. It is likely that your spouse is excited about the move and the new job challenges that lay ahead. While you, the trailing spouse, may be feeling the complete opposite experiencing fear, stress, and even resentment.

Why is your spouse being asked/required to transfer?
Does your spouse’s firm offer any relocation assistance?
How does the cost of living differ from where you live now?
What does the town offer?
Have you considered the family members needs

Small Children Relocation tips

Be Positive
Involve your Children in the Packing and Planning
Once You’ve Relocated: