7 Steps to a Successful Move
Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula! The Kimmel & Young team has helped many clients buy and sell homes in this area for over 20 years, and we are so excited to share information about our community with you. To get you started, we have compiled a list of the top 7 steps to relocating. Relocating can be stressful, but we are here to help.
1. Gather Information
The Kitsap Peninsula is diverse in its culture and in its communities. Resting between the Olympic and Cascade mountain range, you’ll find the natural beauty of the West Sound landscape and waterways. Relocating here is a dream, but nothing can make a move easier than gathering information about the surrounding communities. Our agents are here to help answer any questions you might have about schools, the economy, healthcare, and communities in our area. To get started, please visit our communities page for more information. We want to help you choose the community that is right for you. If you are certain about relocation, now is the time to get your current home ready to sell.
2. Identify Your Neighborhood
3. Find Your Home
4. Prepare for Departure
Allow yourself plenty of time to pack and stay as organized as possible. Before you start, gather up your supplies (boxes, tape, tissue paper and bubble wrap), and always begin packing your non-essentials first! You should also decide how you will transport your belongings.
Upon your arrival you will want your utilities turned on, your kids registered in school, and your mail forwarded to your new address.
Another consideration is your remodeling plans. Even if it just means a new coat of paint, it is easier to get those things done before you unpack.
6. A Fresh Start
Boxes, boxes everywhere! Don’t worry about this. Think of it as an opportunity to make your old things fresh and new by placing them or using them in different ways. It works best to make a plan and thoughtfully layout your things before you start throwing boxes into a room. Having that “essentials” box gives you a few days to think this through without feeling like you desperately need to find something.
It is a good idea to think about unpacking your kids’ room first. Seeing their things helps them become comfortable during your time of change.
Have a plan, have fun and relax at this stage! You just bought a new home.
7. Get Involved
We’re here to help
Our team has over 20 years experience helping our clients navigate through financing their home. Check out our real estate glossary for a quick run through of typical jargon or contact us today to get started with our team!