Category: Relocation Tips

Moving? Change Of Address Tips

Relocating to a new city (or just a new address) means having to change your mailing address.  This can seem like a daunting task considering the number of people and companies that need that information to be up to date.  Here are a few tips to make the process easier.

Tip # 1 – Make a checklist of who will need to be notified of your change of address. An easy way to do this is to go through your email, mail, address book, and cell phone contacts to see who will need to be notified. This includes family members, friends, credit card companies, banks, investment accounts, magazine subscriptions, frequent travel programs, auto payment billing, insurance companies, utility companies, healthcare providers, wireless phone providers, auto club, other club memberships, employers, vehicle registrations, etc.

Tip # 2 – Complete a change of address with the post office. This can be done online at the United States Postal Service’s website ( http://www.usps.com ) or by obtaining a change of address form from your local post office location.  The USPS website gives useful information regarding your change of address and what to expect of the process.

Tip # 3 – If you don’t have your permanent address in your new city yet then you may want to consider obtaining a PO box or mailbox service in your new location until your new address is established.  You can do a change of address to the temporary address. Then when you are moved into your new home, you can process another change of address to the new address.

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Relocating to a new city? Have a plan!

Relocating to a new city can be exciting…and overwhelming! The best way to keep it together is to set a plan for your move.

Step 1 – Create a task list

Start with a to do list of tasks that you will need to complete prior to, during, and immediately after the move. Some tasks to consider are arranging for movers, setting up temporary lodging, deciding what items to keep with you during your move, arranging for pet care, arranging the sale of your current home, making travel arrangements, establishing a relationship with a real estate professional in your new city, packing, utilities cancellation, and more.

Step 2 – Arrange a time line

Once you have your list of tasks that need to be done you will want to arrange a time line for arranging these items to be taken care of. Be sure to give yourself some “wiggle room” in the time line to anticipate any snags.

Step 3 – Implement your plan

Once you have your time line you are ready to set your plan into motion. Take one item at a time, and relax!

Remember, a good real estate professional specializing in relocation can be of great help in helping you to coordinate your move.

Relocating doesn’t have to be overly stressful, and it can be fun! Being organized helps to keep it a positive experience!

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Relocation Tip – Temporary Housing

Relocating to a new city can be overwhelming.  So, when possible, plan on staying in some sort of temporary housing when you first arrive.  This will give you time to decide on which area of town you like, the type of home you want, and what is available to you.  It will also allow you to take your time when looking for a new home..  You don’t ever want to feel rushed into having to get a new place right away.

Let me know if you need assistance with short term rental options.  I can help you with options for an extended stay hotel or furnished corporate apartment for your first few weeks/months in town, giving you more time to get situated.

Looking to relocate to the Jacksonville, Florida area?  Give me a call at 904-728-9720!  I’d love to hear from you!