Team Broady's Tips On Relocating And How We Can Help

by Team Broady on Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Did you recently land a new job in a different province? Are you moving to a city where you don’t know anyone, or the area? We can help!

We’ve heard all kinds of stories about relocations gone wrong when buyers lack proper guidance from a local real estate expert. For example, what might have appeared to be a nice kid-friendly street when you visited on a Saturday afternoon, could turn out to be far busier than you expected come 8am on a Monday morning. Seemingly quiet streets can sometimes turn out to be the main through-fare for local traffic. There may be nuances that you would have no idea about if you were not from that area. Working with a local realtor can help you avoid these types of unpleasant surprises.

Luckily, Team Broady can help. Not only do we have you covered here in the West Island, but if you are moving out of town we can also be of assistance. We have a vast network of realtors from across the country who we know personally, and can vouch for their services. We have spent decades building the trust and confidence of our clients by being local neighbourhood experts. We know every street well enough to ensure that you don’t mistakenly buy a house with a cemetery behind it, having perhaps missed it during a visit after sundown. Or God forbid, you unknowingly buy a home where a triple-homicide took place next door that everyone knows about but you... Yikes!

No matter where in Canada you might be moving to, we can refer you to a local expert who will take just as good care of you as we would. Whether it’s Halifax Nova Scotia, or Edmonton Alberta… we’ve got you covered!
If you find yourself or someone you know in a possible relocation situation, here are a few helpful tips to think about...

- Research the cost of living. If you already have a job lined up, calculate how your new salary and the sale of your current home will affect your new purchase. Does the same size and type of home you live in now cost the same price in the new city you're moving to? If you’re uncertain, be sure to consult a local realtor first. 

- Spend time getting to know the neighbourhoods. Again, you might want to speak to a local realtor to get advice about the pros and cons of the different areas you’re considering moving to.

- Think about things like commuting times, traffic patterns, and access to highways and public transport. 

If you’re a family with kids, be sure to look into schooling options, sports and recreation, and neighbourhood demographics. 

- Make friends before you go. Joining a private Facebook Group in your new area can be a great way to start. You can also take stock of friends, acquaintances, or any distant relatives in your new city.

- Ask us for our moving checklist that details a plan for things that need to be done weeks before you move all the way up to moving day itself. Make sure you get competitive quotes from reliable moving companies. We have a few movers that we highly recommended and that we’ve personally used ourselves. 

- Plan for packing by clearly labeling boxes with the rooms in which they belong. You might even want to provide a small floor plan for the movers so they know exactly where to take each item.

- Again, if you have children, make sure you talk to them and explain why you’re moving, and reassure them that the friends they’ve made can continue to be their friends. Ask for their opinions on things like what colour to paint their rooms. Try and involve them and make it exciting for them too.

Moving can be stressful, especially when you’re transitioning to an entirely different country or province. Still, we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Team Broady today by emailing or calling us at 514-613-2988 for all of your relocation needs.