Moving is hard work! AND moving to a new city can be even more challenging!
Whether you are moving in, or out of CLE (preferably IN), The Elle Kaye Group is here to help.
We specialize in helping our out of town clients find their dream home in the city we love, and not to brag..., but we are Facetime pros. In 2020 alone, we helped 35% of our buyer clients relocate to CLE!
As your real estate agent, we can also refer you to an agent in your new town to make sure you find the perfect match the first time!
When researching your new city here are some things we will discuss with you, and some things you should be thinking about!
What do you love about where you live now? Do you want a similar vibe in your new neighborhood? As your agents we will research your current city, and make a recommendation on neighborhoods we think could be a good fit for you.
We LOVE Cleveland, and live and work in the city. We are here to be your resource for all things CLE.
Is commute important?
If you have children, is school district important?
Checking out properties in person is super important, but the market is incredibly hot right now. Virtual tours may be an essential piece of your home search, and we are experienced and ready to show you properties this way!
As your agents we will be there for inspections, showings, final walk through and everything in between!
Referrals for local contractors! We have a list of our favorites and it is available to you as our client, free of charge!
Connecting people to people! We love making connections, and most of our clients become friends. Whether it be professional networking, or a happy hour recommendation we have you covered!
Lindsay, our lead agent is a CLE native, but has lived in Chicago and Columbus before coming back home and relocating to the Edgewater neighborhood and just recently, Ohio City. Krissi, our second agent is a Columbus native and relocated to the Cleveland area in 2013 - first to Medina, then Hudson and now finally, Tremont! We understand the process of relocating and know how stressful it can be! To help make the logistics of your relocation as smooth as possible, here are some to-do items you may not have thought about yet.
Contact The Elle Kaye Group for a personalized driving tour around town. Visit different neighborhoods, try the local food, and test the feel of different areas
As soon as you know you will be moving, start to organize your belongings, getting rid of things you don’t want to take with you. Does it spark joy? See: Marie Kondo.
Collect used packing materials like boxes and bubble wrap to reduce what you will need to purchase.
Start packing items you don’t use daily, like family mementos, holiday decorations, books and décor accessories.
When you know what school district your children will enroll in, visit the schools your children will attend to meet the principal and tour the grounds.
Once you know what neighborhood you will be living in, join Nextdoor or the neighborhood Facebook page to keep abreast of what’s happening there.
Locate and pack your important papers and ID’s so that you know where they are at all times.
If your company is offering you relocation services, make sure you know all the terms. Often, they will cover items you might not think about, like the cost of shipping your car or professional organizers to help you unpack. They may also be negotiable in what they cover.
Save all your moving expense receipts. If you are moving 50 miles or more from your old job to start a new job, your expenses may be tax deductible.
Make a list of services you need to terminate in your old town and services you need to initiate in your new town.
If you have doctor, dentist, veterinary, or hair appointments scheduled ahead of time, call and cancel them.
Remember to transfer subscriptions for things like magazines, food deliveries, and mail-order prescriptions.
Change your delivery address on your Amazon, Target, or other shopping accounts so you don’t accidentally ship items to your old address.
Schedule an appointment to transfer your vehicle registration and driver’s license if moving to a new state.
Transfer your voter’s registration right away, especially if your move is close to a major election registration deadline.
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