Tips and Resources for Making Your Move Easier
by Amber Ramsey | LearnItForLife
September 16th, 2022Moving to a new city or town can be an exciting time in anyone's life (The Psychology Of Moving: 5 Emotional Stages Of Making A Life In A New City). Between finding the right community to call home and settling in, there's a lot to look forward to. But the best moves come with planning long before moving day. If you're considering a move to southwest Florida, Bonita Springs-Estero Realtors present a few ways you can make the transition easier
Do Some ResearchFor many people, moving means a change of career (Changing Your Life by Quitting a Job and Moving). More than ever, Americans are changing lifestyles, leaving corporate careers, and opting to start their own businesses instead. If you're thinking about starting a new business as you make your move, it's a good idea to develop a business plan with details on structure, funding, and financial projections that takes into account your new location.
The last thing you'll want to think about as you're adjusting to a new city or town is how you'll build your business. Researching financial opportunities, local grants, the new city's chamber of commerce (SWFL, Inc), networking opportunities, and key community organizations before you make your move is a good way to transition your new career into this next chapter. For example, if you take the time to research the specific town you're thinking of moving to, you'll be able to tweak your business plan (Write your business plan) for the best odds of success when you get there. The work you put into your research now is something you'll thank yourself for later.
If you intend to start your own business, it’s worth checking out the ZenBusiness page on starting a new business first. You can find helpful guidance on choosing a business structure, a name, a location, and more. They can even help you register your business when you’re ready.
Ask for HelpIf you're starting to feel overwhelmed by the preparation and move to the west coast, it's okay to regroup and get reorganized. Consider writing down a list of reasons for your move and the people who might be able to help you out. Calling friends or family to help you box items, booking public storage, and asking others for suggestions on services such as pet sitters can make your move easier. When reaching out for help, be sure to use the recommendations of locals in your new town when possible. A town clerk, for instance, might know the best person around to help carry in heavy furniture.
Find a DoctorIf you’ve decided on a destination, or if you’re in a transitional phase, getting regular healthcare from a doctor can be challenging. Fortunately, setting up a virtual doctor visit and speaking with a licensed physician online has never been easier. And with physicians throughout the country, you can meet online from the privacy and comfort of home, often on the same day as you make an appointment. Best of all, most insurances are accepted and prescriptions can be sent to your local pharmacy.
In the same way, you'll want to research financial opportunities for your business, it's a good idea to get an idea of the cost of living in the area you're hoping to move to (COL Bonita Springs). It’s wise to consider whether your income will support your living expenses in the place where you plan to move.
Once you’ve settled on a house, you’ve likely asked yourself “is a home warranty worth it?” A home warranty can be especially helpful at keeping your finances on budget. Instead of paying lots out of pocket for a broken AC unit or a plumbing fix, your expenses are low. When choosing a warranty, be sure to consider the companies and their reviews. You want to make sure that you choose the best.