Relocating in 2024
25 January, 2024
Whether you are looking to relocate for work or a taste of new horizons, here are our top tips for relocating in 2024 to help your move to a new location run as smoothly as possible:
In today's digital age, technology will play a crucial role in the relocation process. Remote property viewing through virtual tours, online listings and video calls with estate agents are all tools which allow you to explore potential homes without having to travel back and forth. It's important to embrace the online world of property shopping, as it will help you narrow down your options before making the physical move.
Research your new location
Committing to relocation isn't possible without a little research beforehand, as you'll need to know that the area and community are right for you and your family. You can find information about local amenities, schools, transportation links and community events online. Or if you want to see for yourself, plan a weekend trip to get a good feel for the area. Your estate agent can also provide valuable insights into the most promising areas based on your preferences, so consider making a list of wants and needs to discuss with them.
Find a local agent
Engaging with a local and experienced estate agent is a game-changer when relocating. A knowledgable agent will be equipped with in-depth information about the UK property market, but also the specific dynamics of the local area and any upcoming developments which might be relevant to your search. Their expertise will prove invaluable when it comes to finding a home and a location which aligns with your preferences, lifestyle and budget.
Ask about market trends
Regardless of where you're buying, staying informed about market trends is a crucial part of the process. Your agent will be able to update you on any fluctuations in property prices, demand, and other local economic factors that may impact your decision.
Get to know the community
If you get a chance to pay a visit to your new location, make sure to get a gauge on the local community. Attend local events, look into community groups, and leverage online forums to connect with neighbours and ex-residents who may be able to offer advice.
Establish a budget
Relocating involves more than just buying a new property, so you'll need to factor any additional relocation costs into your overall budget. This includes things like moving expenses, legal fees, and any potential renovations you might be planning on. With these extra costs in mind, make sure you know exactly what you can afford before you start your search, as this will help you avoid overspending and save you a lot of time.
Are you planning your 2024 move? Contact your local Guild Member for expert service and guidance.
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