Quick Guide to Relocating

Moving to a new state or across the country can be one of the most stressful things a person can endure. 

There are many different things to worry about, such as logistics, lodging and figuring out the cost to move.

Here are a few tips to help you with the process.

1. Research! 

Use the research you do to define and refine your parameters in finding a new home. Narrow your focus by your own criteria’s, such as if you have children, maybe you only want to look in good school districts. Checking out local tourism sites will help you get an idea of how the are is and do not be afraid to ask questions on sites or in person. Real Estate Agents, such as myself, have many resources at their disposal to help with the relocating process, whether it is moving to San Diego or away. 

2. Finding a Good Neighborhood.

So you have found the neighborhood you want to live in? If at all possible, visit it before you move, look around, listen and talk to people around. Does it look neat, loud, are people friendly? Also, remember to take into account how close hospitals, major interstates, and airports are in relation to where you want to live. That also means to look into what kind of commute you would have to work and children’s schools. 

3. Talk to Your Children

Try to tell your children about the move as soon as possible. This gives them time to adjust to the idea instead of springing it on them. They may cry and get upset and you just have to try and be supportive as best you can. Tip: pack their room last, this will save you unneeded heartache, trust me. Let them be a part of the process, show them tours of homes or the neighborhood, and let them pack, unpack and decorate. Once you move, going to parks, arranging play dates and more with help them with the process.

4. Moving!

Now the time has come to move! Make lists, organize and prioritize! Some moving and unpacking tips:

a. Label each box with an assigned room.

b. Know where the nearest pizza spot, grocery store, and hardware store are located.

c. Unpack bedding and towels first.

Don’t over-exert yourself, it is alright if you don’t unpack everything all at once. You need to get used to your new home and learn all of its quirks. Be flexible and ask for help.

5. Meet People

Making new friends in a strange city is stressful but not painful. Go to coffee shops, libraries, or strike up conversations where ever you start to frequent. Social media is a great tool to find neighborhood groups, classes or events. Just explore and get out there! Community involvement is also a plus. You can volunteer or join a book club and slowly as you get involved you start to have a group of new people whom you can call a friend. 

Relocating is a process, but it doesn’t have to be hard.

If you are thinking about relocating to San Diego, let me help you now! 

Here are some great things about my beautiful city!

    1. The weather is everything you have heard about & more! 70-degree winter, yes!
    2. Balboa Park and the world-famous zoo!
    3. Mexican Food and craft beer.
    4. The Beaches, plural!
    5. Beauty everywhere!

Click here to view my current listings if you think San Diego is the place for you!

-Melissa Tucci

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