Charles Barger, Managing Broker



Planning Your Move

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the first step in beginning the relocation process?

A: Contact a specialist from Relocation services that can assist you in determining an action plan to facilitate your move. A.R.E.'s relocation experts will send you a Relocation Package, arrange a personal orientation tour, provide rental solutions, temporary housing, mortgage information, school reports, community profiles and cost of living comparisons.

Q: What is the best way to sell the home I own and purchase another?

A: You must determine what options are available to you. You may have relocation assistance through your employer. A relocation professional can assist you in coordinating and maximizing your corporate benefits. A financial counselor can advise you as to whether you must sell first in order to buy, or if you qualify for interim financing and a real estate professional will assist you in determining the value of your home and developing a marketing strategy.

Q: How do I find a Realtor?

A: AMERICAN REAL ESTATE'S Relocation Director can recommend an appropriate associate. This professional will evaluate your needs and assist in selecting an associate that matches your personality and is familiar with the specific market that meets your criteria. This relocation professional uses qualified agents, and will follow you through the move to make sure you are receiving the best service possible.

Q: How can I keep my family involved in the move?

A: Families especially children can get lost in the shuffle. Allow children to communicate openly about feelings, questions and concerns. Tell them what is going on and make decisions as a family. Explore communities, schools, and entertainment spots together. Assign individual tasks and responsibilities. Include everyone in the process!

Q: What is the best way to coordinate the details of my move?

A: Have a moving schedule. If possible give yourself two months to implement your move. Decide if you will use professional movers or move yourself. Inventory your possessions and dispose of unneeded items. Have a garage sale. Obtain and transfer all personal documents and health records. Use a change of address kit to notify every one of your new location and transfer all your present accounts and records. Gather moving supplies, boxes, tape, packing materials, and markers. Through AMERICAN REAL ESTATE's Easy Move Program you can coordinate discontinuing utilities and services at your current location and arrange to have them started at your new location. Be sure to have a box of necessities and cash on hand to carry you through the first couple of days in your new home.

Q: What special assistance is available for corporate group moves?

A: Relocation Director is an excellent resource for corporate service programs. You will need as expert to coordinate departure and destination services, rental assistance, financial services and move management programs.

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