Moving, especially relocating to another town or city, can be stressful. There’s so much to consider and do beforehand, and then there’s getting acquainted with living in a new place. Arm yourself with this relocation action plan to ensure your move to Saskatoon is not only stress-free but an exciting experience.
Do Your Research
Housing Market & Selecting a Real Estate Agent
The housing market can be difficult to research from afar, and so calling a real estate agent makes a huge difference. When it comes to real estate, Saskatoon has much to offer, but someone who has only visited a couple of times or maybe never at all may have difficulty navigating the market.
Give me a call and I’ll help you find a neighbourhood and house you’re proud to call home. I have lived in this area for over 30 years and can answer any questions you have about market prices, housing styles, property taxes, and more.
Know what to expect from your new community; research the city online, view pictures and videos to get a sense of where it is that you will be living. A city like Saskatoon has 78 elementary schools, and so doing a little research can help you decide which one is best for your children. Also, you may want to review local healthcare providers, community services (trash collection, security, etc.) and cultural institutions (museums, libraries, etc.) before your move.
Select A Moving Company
A good moving company can help ease the burden of relocating. Find a company that’s been in the business a while and that has positive reviews.
Pack Your Things
Especially when you’ve lived in a house for several years, it’s easy to accumulate a lot in the way of belongings. Take your move as an opportunity to purge, and when deciding what to keep, consider if you have used or thought about the item in the past year. If you haven’t, it’s time to either donate or toss it. Also, when moving from another city, province or even country, remember that calling a storage facility as well as a long-distance moving company may be necessary.
Once they’ve purchased and moved into their new real estate, Saskatoon newcomers will soon discover that the city has much to offer in the way of community organizations, recreation and services. The best way to settle in to your new city is to get out and explore, so be sure to check out the city’s website to learn more about what your new community has to offer.
Ready to start looking for a new home in Saskatoon? Contact me to get started!