You’ve just found out that you got the job you interviewed for in Kansas City, and now it’s time to embark on your long-distance move. If your familiarity with the city is limited to BBQ and Chiefs football, you may be wondering how you’ll know where to start with looking for a new home. Moving to Kansas City can be fun and exciting, but it also should be convenient and as stress-free as possible.
When you work with Dani Beyer Real Estate, you’ll be pleased to see how well the agents know each neighborhood and how accurately they zero in on the area that will be a good fit for your family and your priorities. A long-distance move can be intimidating, but here are a few tips for making it easier:
Choose an agent you trust. Consider this: in what’s been a hot seller’s market, houses often fly faster than you can get on a plane to come and see them. That’s why you need an agent that you trust, so that when they tell you they’ve found a house that’s perfect, you are willing to make an offer without seeing it in person. Sure, you can video chat and view pictures, but the agent will need to know if it has the right feel for your family.
It’s important to do your homework. Look at online reviews, read agent websites and look for evidence of satisfied customers and agents who are skilled at negotiating and knowing the neighborhoods you want to live in.
Set aside a travel budget. When moving to Kansas City, you may want to set aside more than a day or even a weekend to view homes. If you cram too many into one day or two, you may overload your senses and find yourself forgetting what you’ve seen. If you take four or five days to look, it gives you a chance to drive around neighborhoods and ask a few questions about the local community.
Make a list of non-negotiables. Take time to talk with your spouse or your other family members to determine what your highest priorities are. Maybe you travel for work and need to be close to the airport, or maybe your kids are just starting elementary school, so you want to be sure that good schools are nearby. If you enjoy being out and about, you might like living in a walking neighborhood with lots of restaurants and shops nearby.
For many people, moving to Kansas City is a fun adventure that only gets better as they settle into their new home and discover all the great attractions the city has to offer. If you’re moving to the area, we’d love to show you around. Contact us at Dani Beyer Real Estate to get started!