Moving long distances can be a challenging undertaking. When this happens because of something like a move for your career, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, taking the time to plan the move can help to reduce the stress that you feel.

There are many things to take into consideration when preparing for a move. Here are a few quick tips and some advice from The Lewis & Kirk Team at Keller Williams that will help you get things moving seamlessly.

Find Yourself a Comfortable Home

You have to think about your overall comfort in the new home, but if you also have a family, you’ll also need to take their needs into account. You also need to find a place where you can set up a home office so you can get work done. Consider the layout and general floor plan of the home to determine where you can carve out a space for a desk and chair, as well as any other equipment you’ll need.

If you’ve decided to rent a home, UPack notes to be aware of any pet restrictions at the homes you’re looking into. Your real estate professional can help you to find this out. You should also check with the local municipality to find out if there are any special licenses or documents that you need.

Another consideration is the location of the home. The first item on your agenda is to research the housing market of your desired location. This is easily done by going online and searching the various neighborhoods and seeing what homes are going for and how long they usually stay on the market. For example, the median home sale price in Cornelius is $475,000, up more than 19 percent from last year, and properties sell an average of 30 days after they’re listed.

If you commute to work, you’ll want to keep your travel time to and from work to a minimum, but you still need a safe neighborhood. This is an important consideration that you should discuss with The Lewis & Kirk Team at Keller Williams.

Finding the Right Schools

When moving with your family, it’s important to find a location with great schools. With the education provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, you’ll find the district has 180 schools and more than 104,000 students, making it the 18th largest school district in the country.

Starting Your Business? Consider an LLC

If you have a side gig, you can use this time to establish a limited liability company, or LLC. This has many benefits, including protecting personal assets from business lawsuits, as well as tax benefits. Hefty lawyer fees can be avoided by filing yourself or by using a formation service. States have different regulations around forming an LLC or corporation, so check the rules in your state before moving ahead.

Hire Mover to Reduce Stress During the Move

If possible, hire a moving company to get your belongings to the new place.

Us Pro WareHouse points out that you may want to hire a full-service mover. These professionals will pack up your home and unpack everything at the new home. Some also provide office or business moving services that are helpful if you’re moving a company or a side gig. Be sure you choose one that has good reviews, and that’s licensed and insured.

Spend Time at Home After the Move

After the hustle and bustle of moving, make sure you take the time to relax in your new home. Don’t dive into work right away; instead, to make acclimation less stressful, plan to be off for a couple of days to unpack at your own pace and, finally, decompress.

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