Tips for a Successful Out-of-State Moving Process, Part 2

Posted by Help Now on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 7:12am.

In part one of this multi-part blog series, we went over some initial steps to consider as you begin the house-hunting and moving process from one state to another. Moving can be a detailed process even in-state, and out-of-state moves are often a bit more complex and present additional challenges.

At Daybreak Living, our experienced real estate agents are here to help a variety of potential buyers locate one of our fantastic homes for sale, including those moving from out-of-state. There are several pieces to the puzzle within this process, from beginning your home search process to narrowing down the list and, eventually, finding and closing on the ideal location. In today’s part two, we’ll look at some of the middle portions of this process and how to ensure you’re finding the ideal home in your new state.

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Great Real Estate Agent

Many of those who are planning a move to a new state want to get their entire homebuying process finished before the move takes place. There are several individuals who will assist with this process, and none more important than a quality real estate agent.

This process, in itself, is one you should take some time with and perform the proper research. Don’t simply pick the first real estate agent you find in the state you’re moving to – evaluate a few options and even consider calling around to ask about services and specialties. Before signing with a given agent, request a brief phone interview to go over some important topics. The prospective agent will ask about your needs and desires for a new home, plus factors like your budget and others that will help them make neighborhood recommendations and begin the home search process on your behalf.

Short List and Home Tours

As you work with your buyer’s agent, you’ll eventually develop a short list of a few homes you’re most interested in. If it’s possible within your budget, many choose to take a trip to the new state at this time to tour these homes and choose the best one.

This isn’t always realistic, however, and virtual tours are becoming more and more popular as an alternative today. These allow for great detail in many cases, also valuable during our recent health pandemic that makes even in-state buyers somewhat reticent about in-person tours.

Home Inspection

Once you’ve settled on a final choice for the home and have begun the negotiation process with the seller in question, one vital area to remember is the home inspection. Generally paid for and arranged by the buyer, the home inspection is carried out by a third party to identify any potential issues present on a property that might not have been seen previously, from structural problems to appliances, plumbing or other hidden concerns.

For more on taking the proper steps for an out-of-state home search and move, or to learn about any of our homes for sale or real estate services, speak to the staff at Daybreak Living today.

About the Author:

Utah Dave - Neighborhood ExpertUtah Dave - Daybreak Neighboorhood Expert and Local Resident

My friends nicknamed me Utah Dave in high school because they said it didn't matter where we went in Utah, I would know how to get there and who we needed to talk to. The name sticks today as UtahDave has formed into a professional real estate network of Neighborhood Experts all across the state. I live in Daybreak with my wife and 4 amazing children. I enjoy dancing (which is how I met my wife Dawn) as well as traveling, coaching, and learning.

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