Moving can be an intimidating proposition. Let Award Real Estate’s relocation specialists help you make your move as painless as possible. Here are a few tips to consider:

Research Before you Relocate.

It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and local ordinances for that area. If you can, visit a city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before.

Have a Plan.

There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Let the professionals at Award Real Estate help you find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Never sign a lease on an apartment that you haven’t seen. If you can’t get there, find a friend or an employer to check for you.

Mind Your Wallet.

Use the online “Cost of Living” calculators to compare prices from the city you live in to where you are moving. These resources consider costs such as food, electricity, taxes, transportation, housing, average home prices and much more.