You may have noticed that Denver is continuing to flourish as a city with people relocating here on the daily. Our city’s growth is due to the job opportunities and the great work/life balance. I constantly am meeting people who have just moved to the city and are looking for help when it comes to finding a place to live whether that be with location or whether they should rent or buy. Moving to a new city can be intimidating especially when looking for a place to live. Whenever I get a phone call from someone thinking of moving to Denver, I always encourage them to do their research when figuring out where they want to live but also to find a good real estate agent who can be a huge help in every aspect from location to living spaces. It also is imperative to use a knowledgeable real estate agent because real estate laws are different from state to state so if you are looking to purchase a place, you need to know the ins and outs of that purchase.
Here are a few helpful tips for re-locators who are thinking of moving to Denver:
Use a real estate agent if you are looking to buy a home – This may seem like an obvious but many people, if you are relocating or not, attempt to purchase a home by themselves. There are so many different laws in each state and not to mention the copious contracts you have to go through, it is imperative to hire someone who is trained to handle all of that. Do your research before you move to your new city and call around to different agencies, interview real estate agents until you find one who you feel can help you find your home.
Do your research – It is a great thing we have the Internet these days and good old Google to answer basically any question we could ever want to know the answer to. For those of you looking to move to Denver, get online and do some research about the city before you make the move. There are so many unique neighborhoods that will cater to every person out there so it is important to do your research to figure out which one best suits you.
Visit the city and talk with the locals – Most people who come to Denver instantly fall in love with the city so it is not hard to convince people to move here. But if you are thinking of making the move to Denver, go spend time in the city and chat with the “locals” (many who have relocated just like you!) to get some bearings on the city. Learn about local watering holes, best places to go hike and where to take day trips from the city. Immerse yourself in the Denver lifestyle so you are feeling comfortable when the time comes to make the big move.
Moving to a new city can be scary for many reasons, but there are things you can put in place to make the move not so intimidating. The biggest one I can encourage you to do is to reach out to a good, local real estate agent to help you find the perfect place for you to live. If you or someone you know is looking to move to Denver soon, please give me a call or shoot me an email, I would love to help you get acquainted with this incredible city!