If you have friends or family moving -within the USA or internationally- who feel overwhelmed trying to find a stellar real estate agent, don't hesitate to connect them with me!
As a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® member, I network with agents around the world to help with your real estate needs. As a former expatriate from Belgium, I understand the complicated needs and changes that arise from a relocation and I have an aptitude for crossing cultural boundaries!
If your employer is relocating you to the DFW metroplex, you can specifically request from the relocation company that they assign your move to myself so I can assist you with your real estate needs, before a randomly selected real estate agent is assigned by the relocation company to do so!
Our global network reaches any of the listed countries below:
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
ENGLAND, GREAT BRITAIN
FRENCH WEST INDIES
SCOTLAND, GREAT BRITAN
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S.
WALES, GREAT BRITAIN
TIPS FOR RELOCATION
- Know what relocation services are covered by your employer. These should be provided to you in writing, so make sure to read the documents thoroughly and convey them to your assigned real estate agent because he/she may not know what they entail. Services can include anything from several house hunting trips, help with job placement/leads for a spouse, temporary housing, and so on!
- Do a bit of research and take into account the cost of living in your destination city, as these can vary tremendously across the United States and abroad.
- Reflect on what is important in your life and come up with a description of your lifestyle. This is crucial intel for a real estate professional; they're more than likely to ask you anyways. Different neighborhoods attract different lifestyles and you want to make sure that you end up happy with your new neighborhood. Consider your preferences and top priorities. Do you prefer proximity to walk/bike trails, the most trendy shops and restaurants, or is the distance to work your primary concern... How about schools? Whatever your preferences or no-no's, be sure to relay them to your agent! If you have the chance to spend some time exploring the city, make sure to visit those neighborhoods your agent recommends to ensure they fit your wishes.
- Certain moving expenses could be tax-deductible: do your research and check with a CPA.
- Ask your real estate professional for advice (even after closing), and don't hesitate to talk about your concerns. Your real estate professional is likely the first person you'll get to know in your new home city, and they'll continue to be a great resource to you as you get settled in.
For more information about relocating to Dallas, please click here.