Plan out your out-of-state move and relocate smoothly with this guide.

Hey there! This is Sandy with Sandy and Company. And today we are talking about three considerations when you are looking to move out of state.

If you can see my house, it is a little disheveled. This is what it looks like three days before moving day, and I’m not even moving out of state; I’m just moving three cities away. My seller, on the other hand, is moving to Tennessee, and she’s had to consider even more than I have. So three things I want you to think about if you’re considering another state, or if you’re moving to Washington is:

Number one, what is your budget? It is a lot of money to move. And even if you’re doing it yourself on the cheap, you’re still probably going to spend about five grand to go from one side of the country to another. I understand the recent moving bids she got to go to Tennessee were in the range of about $18,000. So it obviously can go very high and very quickly.

Secondly, do you still need to work? Are you retired? Are you going just for the relaxation and the people that you are around? Or do you also have work there? Are you remote? If you’re remote, are you going to have good internet? If you’re not remote, do you already have a job lined up, or do you need to start looking for something once you’re there, or are you looking before you go?

“Make sure to factor in the moving costs, potential temporary housing, and any additional expenses.”

Keep in mind, if you are looking too, next big point, think about where you will live if you need to get a mortgage because you’re looking to buy and you need to work there. We need to talk about the order of events because you need to have something lined up before the mortgage company is going to say, “Yes, let me give you hundreds of thousands of dollars for a loan because you need to have a way to pay it back.”

And thirdly, like I referenced the home. Do you know exactly where you want to be? Would you like to rent for a little while to check out the area, or are you ready to zero in and purchase right away? Do you have a realtor to help you once you’re there?

I connect my clients with great Realtors all over the country. Recently, I’ve connected Realtors with clients in California, in Tennessee, and Florida, and up in Maine.

So, if you are looking to purchase, I can put you in touch with someone who is ready to help you, and is great at what they do. Because if I’m going to give good service, I’m going to make sure that wherever you get service in the other state, I’m going to make sure that you’re getting great service as well.

If you are looking to relocate into Washington State, I would love to help you. Sarah and I work most of Washington State. But if it’s an area that we really feel like we just can’t help you well, we will find again that person who will.

If you’d like more information on these three considerations, as well as others for an out-of-state move, check out our free mini guide right here. We would love to talk with you about the different areas and what they’re like, what they feel like, what the entertainment is, what the natural resources are, all of what comes together to make a house your home. And we’re ready to help you with that.

So whether you are moving three cities away or whether you are moving coast to coast, we are here to help you advise, connect, and make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Have a super day. Stay blessed, stay safe, stay healthy. And when you are ready for us to help you solve those real estate questions and puzzles, we are here for you. Our motto is “Making Lives Better”, how could we help you with yours?