Moving is often a stressful experience but moving out of state can be especially challenging. There’s much more involved when moving out of state. For instance, you must travel long-distance to find a new place to live (unless you’re willing to go sight unseen), and the actual move takes more coordination.
If you’re relocating to a new state, here’s what you can do to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
1. Sell your home for cash as-is
Selling your home is one of the biggest obstacles you may face when relocating out of state. When you move within the same general area, or not too far out of the way, it’s easy to come back to your property to meet with contractors for repairs and manage anything necessary to close the deal. When you move out of state, this becomes a major inconvenience, if not impossible.
When you put your home on the market, there’s no guarantee it will sell before you move out of state. There’s no guarantee it will sell at all. However, when you sell your home through a company that buys homes for cash, you don’t have to worry about leaving before your home sells.
The idea behind selling your home for cash is simple, and this is exactly what we do at Light Street Residential. We’ll buy your home as-is, in any condition and you won’t need to make any repairs to close the deal. The process is straightforward and easy, and you can get paid in as little as seven days from the time you accept our cash offer.
If you’re moving out of state for a new job, you’ll probably feel the pressure to sell your home fast. If you don’t have the time to wait for your property to sell through the traditional listing process, it’s worth considering selling as-is for cash.
2. Sell your largest belongings
Purging your excess belongings is always good before a big move, but you can go one step further. When it comes to appliances and furniture, you might find it easier to sell what you have and buy new items at your destination. Furniture and large appliances will take up significant space in your moving truck or van. By selling some big items, you might be able to eliminate the need to have a trailer or take two trips. If you’ve never driven a large vehicle with a trailer, it’s not going to be a fun first-time experience driving long distance. Backing up and turning corners without experience will be stressful and you might even get stuck.
There are some circumstances where selling your large items wouldn’t be the best option. For instance, if you’re attached to your furniture or you just bought your couches, you’ll probably want to hang onto them. If your appliances are new and it would cost more to replace them, it may not be ideal to sell them. However, if you’ve been wanting new furniture or appliances, moving long-distance is a great opportunity to start fresh and get what you really want.
3. Always visit your new home in person
Although it’s possible to buy or even rent a home in another state without seeing the property first, that’s not always a good idea. The most obvious reason is that you really won’t know what you’re getting into without looking at a property first. You’ll probably feel at least a little bit of nervous energy when you commit to living in a home you haven’t seen.
Another reason to make sure you see your new place in person is to connect with the landlord, property owner, or property manager. If you’re renting an apartment or home, it’s important to meet your landlord in person to get a sense of what they’re like. They’ll also appreciate being able to meet you in person. Making the effort to meet them in person from out of state will go a long way in helping them establish your character and will make them see you as reliable and responsible.
Nothing can be more stressful at times than a landlord-tenant relationship. Visiting your potential home in person before committing to the move is the best way to begin a good relationship with your landlord.
4. Get to know the area ahead of time
One thing that will help your move go smoothly is to learn your new area ahead of time. Take time to drive around and see where the grocery stores and restaurants are located. Drive by the post office and the local shopping centers to get an idea of what’s around.
If any business you need seems missing, search for it on Google to find out if there’s anything nearby. Know ahead of time which businesses will require more driving to reacg. That way, you won’t be inconvenienced with the stress of having to drive far at the last minute.
You don’t need to memorize where everything is – just take note of the businesses you’ll need to visit regularly so you know they’re around. You can always have your GPS guide you to your destination.
Need to sell your home fast? We’ll buy your home as-is for cash!
If you’re moving out of state and don’t have time to put your home on the market and wait for it to sell, we can help. We’ll buy your home in any condition, as-is, for cash. Contact us today to get your free cash offer. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours with a cash offer, and if you accept, you could get paid in as few as seven days.
When we buy your home as-is, you won’t need to do any repairs, worry about inspections, or deal with the usual closing process. We’ll make it easy and stress-free from start to finish.
If you’re not familiar with how cash offers work, read our article on how we buy homes to learn more about our process. When you’re ready, contact us to get your free cash offer and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.