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When opportunity strikes, you may find yourself ready to relocate to Colorado. Whether it’s a job or career change, being closer to family, or maybe you visited our beautiful state and found yourself taken with the culture – when the time comes, you want to be ready.

While many aspects of moving your home remain the same (packing, transferring utilities, etc), moving states adds a few more items to consider. While the following list isn’t exhaustive, it can certainly be a good place to start.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

You’ve likely heard the old adage, “Begin with the end in mind.” Essentially, that means to start at your goal, and plan in reverse. If your goal is to be settled before the new job starts, begin with that date and work backward to ensure that all the steps you normally take to manage your lifestyle are considered in order to start your job as settled as possible.

Have a Budget in Place

Make sure you know as many fees and costs as possible. From movers/moving truck to groceries for your new home, you want to make sure you account for as much as possible so you can be best prepared. Nothing is worse than realizing halfway through the process that you may figured out everything but forgot to factor in groceries when you arrive.

Home Sweet Home

Buying a home in a new state requires some serious intel. You may find a home that is perfect, and doesn’t look to be far from your workplace on the map. But talk to any of the locals and you’ll find out that distance is straight up I-25 during rush hour and what looked like a 35 minute drive is really more like 85 minutes. This is why you want to work with an experienced REALTOR® who understands your goals and can use his or her knowledge to help you find a new place to hang your hat.

Don’t Forget Fido

Colorado is one of the most canine friendly states in the country. When you make the decision to move her, check local laws requiring breed and license requirements. You wouldn’t want to come all this way and learn that your new home is in a city with breed ban or learn the hard way that a license is required.

Relocating is serious business, and we want to help make it as easy as possible. Whether you’re relocating to Colorado or to another state, we want to help. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate has a relocation specialist that can assist you with your move. Call us at 303-905-8850 so we can help you get started!