It’s 6:00 a.m. in San Diego, and you’ve just gotten a call back on a job you’ve been interviewing for in Boston, a marketing position that pays excellently and that would give you some room to grow. The good news is you’re hired (Congratulations! Way to go! Mazel Tov!), but the bad news is that they need you immediately. I’m talking yesterday. Of course you’ll accept their offer, but you’re thinking that it’s pretty unlikely they’ll accept “I have to sell my house first” when you tell them why you can’t start next week.
 

Simplifying Relocation: A Few Tips for Staying Ahead of the Game

It’s a common problem among workers, especially in a stabilizing economy like ours: according to one study, the number of people relocating for a job in 2013 rose 35% from the previous year. That’s a good thing, says John Challenger, whose firm conducted the study, because it shows that there’s overall economic growth. That’s all fine and well, but it doesn’t make the process any easier for people who actually have to relocate. Nonetheless, people who relocate choose to do so for a variety of reasons, and when they do, they take on all the stress that comes with it. If you do decide to relocate, there are some things you can do to make the process a bit easier on yourself and your family.

  • Ask your employer about relocation benefits. Lots of employers offer assistance to new hires and current employees, but because benefits can vary by industry and job level, you’ll want to pass on speculating and just ask your new employer directly if they have a relocation assistance policy. Some of the most common benefits are reimbursements for moving costs and temporary lodging, cost of living adjustments, and job search assistance for spouses.
  • Start building a new support network, stat. If you have friends or family in the area, it’s a good idea to reach out to them before you move—(“Hey! We’re moving to Your City! We’d love to see you when we get there!”)—that way, you’ll have a support network in place right away, and hopefully, you won’t feel totally bereft if you start missing your friends and family back home.
  • Visit your new city at least once, if you can. This can be tricky, especially if you’re moving hundreds or thousands of miles, but if you have the means to get there for at least a quick trip, I highly recommend doing so. You’re a lot more likely to be happy with a new home and a new neighborhood if you’ve had the chance to see them both firsthand.
    • PRO TIP: If visiting isn’t an option for you, don’t despair! The internet is a treasure trove of information, and there are a ton of resources out there for learning more about your new city’s various neighborhoods. Also, in this age of information, you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find an apartment online that didn’t have at least some photos of the unit you’re looking at, and landlords are fairly used to renting sight-unseen. If you really luck out, they’ll have enough photos for a modeling portfolio, and you’ll get your pick of the litter.

Now all that’s left is to sell your house. One final way that you can simplify your move is by considering Sell Your House Direct. We’ll turn an offer around within 24 hours of your first phone call to us, and you can trust us when we say that it will be the fairest offer we’ve got.

Our Simple Process: Here’s How it Works

  • Submit your information, on our website, or by calling (760) 566-7716.
  • Receive an offer on your house within 24 hours.
  • Consider our offer, with no pressure from us. You can accept or not with no penalties and no questions asked.
  • Tell us when to close. Fast, easy, and fair.

It’s really as simple as it gets. No real estate agents, no commissions, no cleaning or hauling junk, no repairs. If you’re relocating for work, and you just don’t have time to put your house on the market, reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you get out of your house and onto your new job as fast, as easily, and as fairly as possible.

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