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Job Relocation? 3 Tips to Help Make it Easier

Here at Housing Helpers each year we assist many people that are relocating to Colorado for a new job.  Moving to a new city or state for a job relocation can be both exciting and stressful. In many cases, the relocation has to take place rather quickly, which doesn’t often leave time to make well thought out preparations.

No need to stress. Here are three simple ways to make your move a little easier and a lot less stressful.

1.  Organize and De-clutter Before You Move

Before you move, take time to carefully organize all of your work and personal belongings so that getting your new home ready will not take so much effort.  Also, this is a great opportunity to de-clutter your life so to speak and get rid of anything you don’t need or use on a regular basis. You will thank yourself later when you don’t have to unpack all your t-shirts from high school that you will never wear again.

2.  Call a Relocation Service

A great relocation service will be a tremendous help in finding a place to live, securing a moving service, and even locating options to help you settle in to the community. They can answer any questions you might have about schools, transportation, neighborhood trends, and they will be essential in helping you become familiar with your new surroundings.

One of the best benefits of using a relocation company like Housing Helpers is many of their services are offered at no cost to you.

3.  Work Through the Emotional Stress

Moving usually means leaving loved ones, friends, and a support community behind. This emotional turmoil adds a big layer of stress to your move and can be tough to manage. While nothing can take away the sadness you will inevitably feel during your move, the important thing to do is to keep your focus on the positive aspects of why you are moving. Concentrate on the great new job you are going to and the new opportunities ahead. It is also a good idea to make sure your parents know how to use Skype just in case!

Relocating to Colorado has great benefits.  The weather is fantastic, the natural beauty of the State is unparalleled, the opportunity for outdoor recreation is world class, and – at the moment – the economy here is very strong.

That said, home prices are rising fast, rental rates are a mile high, so it can be challenging to find comparable housing to what you have left behind.   Our real estate agents and relocation specialists are here to help with that.  We have our fingers on the pulse of the real estate market and can help you navigate the housing market to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.   Give us a call at 303.545.6000 or stop by our office, we love to welcome people to Colorado!

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Relocation, make a plan for a smoother process

Relocating for a corporate position or personal reasons is never an easy decision and can be an even more difficult process.  There are dozens of concerns that come into play including cost of living change, rating of schools, commuting time to work, impact on family, even change in climate.  The list goes on.  There are ways to make the process just a little bit easier on yourself and your family.

Ask for help

Asking for help is rarely easy.  We often forget help is available.  Don’t be shy.  If you are relocating for work, contact your human resource department for assistance.  They often will have some idea of where the majority of their employees live (and why), the quality of the schools and daycare, where to find shopping and entertainment, and other local insights.   If you are relocating for family or adventure, you might also consider a visit to your local library and ask for city resources.  Libraries are rooted in the community and pride themselves on related resources.

Other helpful stops include:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Visitor Guides
  • Local Museums
  • On line Relocation Guides
  • Real Estate websites

Make a Plan

Having a plan before you land in your new town will help you maintain stability.  Decide what is important to you and your family and add related points to your plan.  For example, if you have medical concerns, you may want to locate a related specialist in the area and ensure that your new home is close by.  If your child is a budding ballerina, you will want to ensure that a local studio is accessible nearby.  Here are a few additional bullet points to get your plan started.

  • Perform an internet search and locate schools, childcare, or camps you would like to visit and set up  appointments.
  • Visit relocation company websites like and make appointments to view the houses and apartments in your areas of interest.
  • Locate the local library, community centers, and chamber of commerce for future research.
  • Don’t forget to spend some time exploring and experiencing the area.  Nothing will tell you more than a drive or walk around a city.
  • Invest in an area tour.  If you are working with a relocation company or real estate company chances are they offer area tours.    A half day or full day area tour often is just enough to get you basic knowledge of neighborhoods and the lay of the land.

Your personal situation will change the points of interest on your list.  It is important that you go in with at least a loosely developed plan to serve as a springboard.

Monitor Expectations

Your expectations can set you up for failure in one way or another.  Research regarding the city and state you are moving to.  Understand the basics of the area you are moving to.  This is includes average climate, crime rate, and availability of your favorite food.  Know what you are getting yourself into.  Cultivating a clear view of your new city, will help you manage your expectations for the area.

Moving to a new area is never easy.  The steps above can help make the process a little easier.  If you are planning a relocation we can help you.  Housing Helpers has offices in Boulder Colorado, Denver, and Las Vegas, and provides relocation services throughout Colorado and Nevada.  Our relocation services include area tours, home finding assistance, temporary housing, real estate, and rental locating.  Contact us for help with your next relocation.

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