Whether you are relocating for a job, a retirement haven, or a better life and environment for you and your family, moving to Arizona is an adventure that holds many exciting possibilities.
Arizona is safe, sunny, and scenic, with many great places to make memories and embark on adventures with friends, family, and loved ones. Its neighborhoods sport tastefully built houses, high-rise apartments, and condos, and contrary to what you may expect, the nightlife scene in Arizona is buzzing. There are several hospitality outlets to pass those sunny afternoons, and several attractions to keep both the adults and the kids busy.
Why is everyone moving to Arizona?
Taxes, houses, and a lower cost of living: these are only a few of the reasons why everyone is moving to Arizona.
Arizona possesses a gentle warmth that feels like home to everyone, and sports a variety of properties and landscapes that embody the standard of what luxury living means. In addition, the median price of a home in Arizona is way lower that the median price of a home in other states like, say, California.
In Addition, Arizona is a great place to avoid harsh winters, find a great job, save a few extra dollars in taxes, and perhaps even start a family.
Tips for relocation
- Get the entire family involved: One of the best relocation tips we can offer you is to get the entire family involved in the process of packing up, unearthing lost memorabilia, and moving the boxes to the moving truck. That way, nobody feels left out.
- Tell your kids early: Tell your kids where you will be relocating to and tell them early. Call a family meeting and ensure that they feel heard.
- Get your finances in order: It’s time to whip out the spreadsheets and calculate how much relocation will cost. Get an estimate for everything from the moving company, to cleaning services, cost of repairs in the new house, even down to the boxes.
- Find a good real estate agent: Finding a good real estate agent when moving to Arizona is half the deal. A good agent will understand your specific needs and make the process of finding a new home go as smoothly as possible.
- Choose a good moving company: A moving company is invaluable when planning how to move, however, hiring a good moving company is where the issue lies. How do you sort out the grain from chaff and decide which company is not only trying to scam you or give you an inflated bill? We’ll talk more about this in the paragraphs that follow.
- Remain positive: Maintaining a positive attitude is the catalyst to make all the other tips for relocation work. You can seek all the relocation assistance or get the best advice on how to relocate; however, nothing will work if you have a negative outlook
How to hire a good moving company
Here are a few points you should remember to help you find a reliable moving company:
- Check their website to get their background information, find out their destinations, and start compiling a list of potential hires.
- Compare costs.
- Check their FAQ section, or send them an email if you have any questions you’d like them to answer.
- Ask your family and friends for recommendations, who knows, they may have a positive thing to say about one or two of the companies on your list.
- Contact the Better Business Bureau or check their website to know if any complaints have been filed against your top picks and if such complaints were resolved.
- Visit this website to find out if the mover you want to hire has a DOT number. A DOT number gives you the assurance that the mover is registered with the Department of Transportation.
Moving to Arizona from California
Statistics report that thousands of Californians are moving to Arizona to make the Grand Canyon state their permanent home.
If you are moving to Arizona from California for better real estate listings, jobs, taxes, a lower cost of living, or the weather, getting in touch with Tammy Gazda is one of the first vital steps in the right direction.
Every year, Tammy helps several Californians find their dream home and get settled in Arizona; you can be one of them too.
Give Tammy a call at 480-848-7173 to get started.
What to know before moving to Arizona
Here are a few things you should know before relocating to Arizona:
1. Arizona is a sports hub and indeed a dream destination for any sports lover.
2. You may need to own a car, as Arizona is largely a driving state.
3. Arizona is a thriving ecosystem, it boasts of many animals and wildlife.
4. Arizona is often referred to as an Instagrammer’s paradise, owing to its breath-taking scenery.
5. There is a thriving Job market.
6. The cost of living is below the national average and the standard of living is high.
7. The average cost of a house in Arizona is about $396,000.
8. When you move to Arizona, you will need to get your vehicle registered within 15 days.
9. There are countless museums, shopping centers, national parks, sprawling golf courses, and thriving art galleries
10. Arizona is famous for its weather; temperatures can get as high as 100 ° F in the summer months.
A step-by-step guide for your move
Moving can feel daunting sometimes, that is why we have compiled a list of things to put in order in the respective stages of your move. Here is a detailed guide to help you navigate relocating:
- Find a reliable real estate agent in your new city.
- Begin by planning ahead. Make a list of everything that needs to be done, for example, cleaning out the basement or finding a new home for the plants. It is usually helpful to have this list in one place (because its going to get a lot longer), so we recommend purchasing a journal or notebook for this purpose.
- Start organizing your items into categories.
- Sort through each category and decide which to keep and which to give away. You may also want to organize a yard sale to do away with items you don’t need and make some extra change.
- Begin researching moving companies and select one. Find out everything you can about them, including if they offer insurance and if you will need to purchase additional insurance.
- Open a file to keep all vendor receipts and moving documents.
- Arrange for your children’s school records to be transferred to their new school.
- Book extra storage facilities if you need any.
- Get all the packing supplies you need ready
- Begin packing items into boxes
- Complete any necessary home repairs.
- Notify your service and utility companies about the date and time your service (electricity, gas, internet etc.) should be disconnected. To be on the safer side, choose the date one day after you move.
- Make travel plans. Ensure you cover flights, hotels, and accommodation if you’ll be needing that.
- Pack your travel bags.
- Dismantle toys, swing sets, play areas, or any other large equipment you have within the house.
- Pack up your garage, attic, or basement.
- Rehome your plants and pets if they will not be making the journey with you.
- Cancel all your subscriptions to local services such as magazines, fresh milk, or the local newspaper.
- Fill out your IRS change of address form.
Stage 4 (the final stage)
- Finish eating the perishables in your fridge.
- Safely dispose of items that will not be making the move with you (for example, bleach, detergent, and disinfectants).
- Finish packing up the last bits of items.
- Load your travel luggage separately into your personal vehicle.
- Supervise the movers to ensure they handle fragile items with care.
- Keep a checklist to ensure that everything has been loaded into the moving van.
- Go through the paperwork before you put your signature on the bill of landing.
- Ensure that you keep a personal copy of the inventory list and bill of landing.
- Sweep and pack up any leftover garbage into bin bags.
- Be sure to leave your address and contact information so that you can get any mails forwarded to your old address.
- Shut off all electricity sockets, light switches, and close the door forever.
Relocation assistance with Tammy Gazda
Thinking about relocating? Why not give Tammy a call!
With over 20 years of sales experience in the Metro Phoenix area, Tammy is smart, knowledgeable, experienced, and attentive. She has a wide real estate network, and she will put all these advantages to work on your behalf. All you have to do is give her a call at (480)-848-7173 today!