Building Your Dream Team for Relocation to Charlotte - Video

Are you moving to Charlotte? Or the greater Charlotte metro area, including our suburbs of Fort Mill and Indian Land SC or Waxhaw, Concord, or Huntersville NC? If so, well, congratulations! Like any other city in the world, Charlotte has its pros and cons, but generally, it really is a great place to call home. The economy is booming, there are many job openings, the health care and education systems are top-notch, and there is plenty to do on those days off. Thus, whatever the reason for your move may be, do not worry - Charlotte will treat you well.

However, we will not lie to you; there is a reason to worry when moving to Charlotte - the relocation process itself. This process can be a stressful period in your life. So, if you have never moved before, we strongly advise you to consider building your dream team for relocation to Charlotte. That is, hire some experts that will make sure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible.

Moving to Charlotte, especially moving there from some other country, can be a big step. Therefore, make sure you have everything you need (and everyone you need) before you start packing your bags and loading them into the moving truck.  

A Great Real Estate Agent

And, the first thing you will need is, of course, your new home in the greater Charlotte area (and not to miss our southern suburbs of Fort Mill and Indian Land SC). The fastest and the easiest way to get one is with the help of a real estate agent. A Buyer Agent REALTOR® will help you find your dream home, a home that suits both your needs and your budget, and they will have your best interests in mind. Me? I use YouTube real estate videos to help.

However, before you choose a real estate agent, make sure you know what you are looking for. That is, make sure you have a list of priorities all set. This will help your real estate agent work more efficiently on your behalf and find you the best possible home in the best possible neighborhood in Charlotte. We'd love to be your Buyer's Agents, so reach out! But first, we may want to decide which school district is best for you.

Digital Research Partners

Once you have bought/built your dream home, do not start packing just yet. First, you need to team up with some research partners. But don't worry; they won't cost you any money, just time and effort. This time, your team members, that is, your research partners will be digital.

Today, we use research partners for everything. For example, you probably used a lot of researching sites when you were looking for a perfect neighborhood and an ideal home in Charlotte, right? Well, those sites are your research partners. Today, you can research anything online, including the best schools using sites like niche.com, for example, so take advantage of them.
Speaking of researching, have you found your child's new school yet? If you have not, check out the North Carolina GreatSchools.org. If your children are older, do this research together. By involving them in the process of school-finding and moving in general, they will feel included and important, and thus, the relocation to Charlotte will be much smoother. You've probably already heard about Fort Mill SC great schools, right?

Licensed Home Inspector 

After researching the market together with your real estate agent and attending all those open-house events and Model Home tours, you will probably end up with a couple of favorites. Do not rush with making your decision and moving to Charlotte just yet! Remember that you often don't get what we expect, but rather what we inspect.

We live in a corrupted world, unfortunately. Many people might try to hide things about their property, so we are thankful for the property disclosures. But, just to be safe, hire an inspector to have a set of eyes on the property with your best interests at heart. An inspector will go through every nook and cranny of the home and check its condition thoroughly. If there are some issues like bad piping or bad electricity, or any other issues that the seller tried to hide, you will know about them. Plus, your Buyer Agent will negotiate repairs to get things right.

Hiring professionals like an inspector when moving to Charlotte might seem expensive right now. But, once you realize how much time, energy, nerves, and money they will save you, you will change your mind.

Some people want to build their homes rather than buy existing ones. They resort to this option because they think it may be cheaper than buying, or even because they are fans of DIY projects. Maybe there are other reasons as well, but be sure you understand that building a custom home is a process with many moving parts.

Whatever the reason for building your home, make sure you know what you are getting into. The process of building a home will require a lot of your time and energy. Plus, the financing is different in building a custom home from a small local builder than it is building with a production builder. So, if you think you are not ready to spend the following year or so on the construction site, think about allowing your agent to expose you to the production builder market.

And just like you need people who are professionals in their fields and who have years of experience, it should be the same with the builder you choose.

A Moving Company

Last but certainly not least member of your dream team to help you relocate to Charlotte is the moving company. And why do you need a moving company? Well, there are many reasons - to save time, to save energy, to make sure everything arrives safely to your new address, to focus on more important things like finding a home and taking care of your family with so many moving parts.

If you decide to hire movers, you will ensure that everything moving-related is done professionally. You will not have to worry about getting your whole household ready for transport - heavy lifting, packing materials, disassembling furniture (and later assembling it back again), packing, and so on. 
Of course, the movers' services vary from one agency to the next. Thus, before you start looking for movers to complete your dream team for relocation to Charlotte, do your homework. That is, use those researching partners mentioned above to help you find a reliable moving agency that suits your needs and budget. After that, everything will be smooth sailing.

This blog post on "Building Your Dream Team for Relocation to Charlotte" was written by REALTOR® Roger Holloway of ProStead Realty & Betty White of State To State Move.

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