Making a move, whether across the town, across the state, or across the country, comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to packing up your old place, you also need to actively research the new area, find a place to live, sell your old home…it can be a pretty stressful process!
Luckily, when you work with local professionals, it doesn’t have to be. From giving you an inside look at all of the neighborhoods to helping you narrow down your home search, we’re here to help with it all.
Take a look at our tips for a stress-free relocation journey, and give us a call if you have any questions!
Know the Area
From Columbus to Lewis Center to Bexley, Central Ohio is packed with one-of-a-kind communities. What sort of place are you looking to find your next home in? A cozy community filled with historic homes? A suburb with plenty of new construction options? You’ll find something for just about every type of buyer, and knowing the area will help you make your final decision.
Of course, you can’t be expected hit the streets and explore all of the communities on your own—that’s where we come in! Our area guides are full of the highlights and need-to-know-info on all of the top communities, from what sort of homes are for sale to the best local restaurants. Take a virtual tour, and let us know if anything catches your eye!
Prep for Your Move
For some people, the hardest part of moving isn’t finding a new home or listing the old home—it’s packing everything up in the process. We get it! Staring down your furnitures, years of holiday decorations, stacks of dishes in the cupboard…that’s a lot to take care of. The key to a successful packing process? Being prepared and planning ahead.
First, make sure you have everything you need, like boxes, tape, and bubble wrap, so you don’t have to interrupt your flow to run out for more supplies. Try to break things up slowly, creating a schedule to work through one room. If you have a plan, you won’t have to spend a whole weekend rushing to get everything boxed up!
Find Your Dream Home
What are you looking for you in your dream home? Maybe it’s a luxury property, with an in-ground pool and home theater. Maybe it’s part of a country club community, so you have easy access to top amenities. Or maybe it’s a new construction home, outfitted with the most modern features on the market.
Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you find it. Be sure to give some thought to what your new home has to have—separating wants from needs—and use our specialized search tool to start narrowing things down. When you’re ready, feel free to reach out to us and set up a meeting so we can talk details!
Work with a Professional
One of the most important parts of a successful move? Working with someone who knows the area—and the process. At the Raines Group, we’ve been around the block a few times. In fact, we’ve even been named as the #1 real estate sales team in Central Ohio and among the top 100 Realtors in the nation.
Kick off Your Relocation Journey
Start your relocation journey off on the right foot, and trust in the expertise of the Raines Group. From buying resources to relocation guides, we’ve got everything you need to find your dream home in Central Ohio.
Ready to start seeing a few homes in person? Just give us a call!