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When talking about relocation many people instantly think about corporate relocation. A job move where either the new employer or a company they hire, helps the inbound employee and family relocate to a new home. Corporate relocation assistance is not as common in the real estate market place any longer.
When we moved here from the UK my husbands employers paid for all our expenses to sell back home, paid for our moving costs, gave us an appliance allowance due to the electricity differences (UK appliances won’t work here), allocated a Realtor, etc. After a few short years that company had outsourced the help to a third party and a few years after that, no help at all, maybe a financial award at best. It seems that many companies have done away with relocation assistance.
And Then There are The Non Corporate Relocatees.
I believe this is a much larger group of buyers and sellers and it’s a group we love to help. Many relocations are born of family. Wanting to come back home or simply move as the rest of the family does. Moving for job opportunities too, leave a job, relocate to a new area, find a new job, then buy a new home.
We don’t have many people moving to the Barrington area as a retirement choice, but it isn’t never.
We also have the urban to suburban relocatees. Moving from Chicago to Barrington and the Northwest Suburbs isn’t a major relocation but in a way we are worlds apart. The lifestyles are totally different.
Downsizing is involved as well with families that own property here in Barrington and in the southern states. You decide to give up the winter weather and head south permanently, some of you now retiring.
With so many jobs being conducted from a home base, we are a more fluid nation of people, no doubt. This allows families to chose where to live and still work for the same companies.
These are just some examples of non corporate relocations, many more come to mind.
Relocation Buyers and Sellers
In the coming articles we’ll be writing about real estate relocation for both buyers and sellers and we’ll have plenty of tips for you all. Here’s the first one that comes to mind.
Sellers Tip – Don’t forget that insurance on a vacant house is not the same as if you were living in it. Check your insurance company will cover you and get a quote first. It may shock you.
Real Estate Relocation Assistance
We are here to help. As I say goodbye to another home seller this morning, who is off to live in the Rockies, it came to me that I had not provided a lot of real estate relocation information on this web site. So here I am ready to publish many articles to help you.
In the meantime if you have any real estate relocation questions, just send me a quick email, I am here to help both buyers and sellers.
A Little About My Relocation Background
Whether you are relocating away or into the Barrington and Northwest Suburban area of Chicago, you’ll always be better served by a Realtor that understands relocation.
I explained to my sellers this morning, as I wished them fond fair wells and a safe journey to a new home, I can do relocation with my eyes closed. I was an Air Force brat. We moved every 24 to 30 months. When I got married I never expected that trend to continue but it did for a while. We moved to Illinois from England, then back to England, then Back to Illinois. We moved to Florida, then back to Illinois. With young kids, teenagers, cats and dogs, long drives, plane rides, living without belongings for six days while on a truck or six weeks while on a boat, living in hotels, we’ve done it all and could write the book on successful relocation.
If you are relocating to Barrington and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, or away from our area and need some expert assistance, give Corinne a call at 847-363-3686.