When you are making a big move, it has always been important to have a relocation specialist to help you through the process. With the Real Estate market the way it is right now, it is more important than ever. It can be hard to navigate the process of moving, especially when you are leaving one city and moving to another. There are so many things to think about that a specialist can help guide you and make sure you are making the right decisions and not missing anything small or large.

So, what is a relocation specialist? They are experts who help manage all of the details with moving from one area to another. They work all over the world and are like a concierge service helping to make sure that your experience is smooth and everything goes off without a hitch.

The main job of a relocation is to help you sell your current home and buy your next home. This can include short or long term rentals at the start or endpoint of the move as well. This will include all of the paperwork involved with sales and leases including negotiation of contracts. A home is typically the largest single investment you will make in your lifetime, so you want to make sure you have experts helping you, especially in this time of multiple offers and offers above list price.

Once you have the home taken care of, relocation experts can also help you with travel logistics to get you and your family to your new home. This can include travel for humans as well as pets to make sure you all arrive safely. If you are coming from an international destination, that can include helping with passports, visas, travel insurance, and immunizations in addition to the travel booking.

If you have school age children, a relocation specialist can help advise you on school choices in the new location and can even help get your children enrolled in their new schools. This can be especially helpful if your move happens in the middle of a school year.

Packing and moving your new home can also be arranged by your relocation specialist as well as help getting any work done on your new home. This can be recommending professionals and helping schedule work to be done so your new home is ready when you arrive.

So, what kinds of tasks are not appropriate for a relocation specialist to help with? They can’t watch your children, find you a new job, or run your errands for you. Unfortunately that is a way they differ from a true concierge. They are specifically there to help you with all of the tasks surrounding your move to make it easier and less stressful.

So, when should you contact us to help you with your relocation? Ideally you should contact us at the very beginning of your moving process. As soon as you know you will be moving from anywhere to the Charlotte area, give us a call and we can get you started on the process. The longer you have to plan, the smoother and easier the move will be for your family.