Moving from another part of the country (or world) to the Triangle can be an intimidating proposition if you’re not already familiar with the area, but it doesn’t need to be if you enlist our help. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.

Research before you visit. It’s important to understand the local culture in the areas you’re considering. Start by doing some research online to learn more about the schools, neighborhoods, weather, job market, and transportation options. Then, contact us with any specific questions you may have and leverage the 30+ years of experience we have of living in the area.

Have a plan. Try not to make the mistake of arriving without a plan to explore the area. If possible, rule out areas and/or neighborhoods you know you aren’t interested in, so you’ll have plenty of time to see the ones you do like. Likewise, try to narrow down the list of homes you wish to see to only a handful of your favorites. Otherwise, you’ll confuse yourself with too many options and waste valuable time that could be spent deciding among your top 3 options. If you prefer to build a new home, you may also want to set aside time to look for rental options until your home is ready. We can help with that as well.

Get involved. Meeting people in a new place can seem like a daunting task for some, but it doesn’t need to be. Don’t wait for the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive. Take the initiative and get involved. If there are things you like to do, such as kayaking or gardening, seek out groups who share similar interests. We can suggest a few places to start.

Enlist help. Relocating to the Triangle can be a wonderful process, especially if you enlist the help of someone who is already familiar with the area. We not only help you find and purchase a home, but we can help connect you with others who may become an important part of your transition plan. For example, we can connect you with employers, movers, attorneys, accountants, etc. who can also help.

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