Are you moving IN to Utah for a job? Or moving OUT of Utah for a job? I’ll give you some tips for both scenarios and hopefully they can help make your transition smoother.
Scenario 1: Are you moving IN to Utah? Unfamiliar with how things work here? Step one- get a Realtor as your boots on the ground to start scoping out potential homes and neighborhoods. You’ll want to know how long it takes to drive from your new job to the neighborhoods you are looking at. Utah has essentially one major freeway and travel time is all very dependent on how close or far you are from that freeway.
If possible, come to Utah and check out the area and your future home before committing. If that’s not possible, you can have your Realtor use a 360 degree camera to give you a better feel for the homes you’re looking at (I have one- it very much comes in handy in these scenarios!)
You also can choose to rent short-term to get a better idea of what a town is like before you buy a home there. The best places to find a rental in Utah/Salt Lake counties would be Rentler or Facebook neighborhood yard sale pages.
Scenario 2: Are you moving OUT of Utah? If so, you need to first ask yourself- are you keeping your current home and renting it out or will you sell it? (Personally, I’m quite the advocate for keeping your home, renting it out, and building your rental portfolio. More millionaires are made through real estate than anything else.) If you decide to rent it out, meet with a property manager or Realtor and make sure renting your home makes sense. Be sure you’ll be able to rent it for the amount of money you need to. Please, please complete this step BEFORE deciding to rent your home!
Do you want to sell your home? It’s difficult to be selling a home in Utah while at the same time buying a home in another state. Do your best to sell your home quickly in Utah to make buying your next home simpler. You can do that by hiring a good Realtor who can aggressively price your home and market it correctly.
If you’re relocating and need some help- please, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have had.