When it comes to living life to the fullest and taking advantage of everything it has to offer, timing is everything. A great bargain, an opportunity that can’t be missed, the time of year…if you’re considering relocating to a new city, when you move is almost as important as where you move.
Whether you’re moving for work or because you’re ready for a change of pace, these indicators might mean it’s time to postpone your relocation (or not).
> Employment: Most people considering a major move have financial or employment reasons. If you’ve recently been offered a new job, you might not get much say in when you relocate. However, if you’re just starting your job search, consider January and February as your ideal time. Most industries do the bulk of their hiring during the first few months of the year when budgets are still being set and new projects/processes put into implementation.
> Moving Ease: If you’re starting a new job in January/February, the good news is that your moving company is also likely to make your relocation easier. These are considered “non-peak” times to move, which means you’ll get more flexibility in moving dates, more personalized service, and maybe even some moving discounts. Summer months tend to be the busiest for moving, so avoid your relocation during June, July, and August, if at all possible.
Above all else, pay attention to what’s best for your family. Yes, summer is the busiest time to move, but if you have kids, allowing them to finish out a school year might be the best choice. Sure, the real estate market might be expensive in your intended destination, but you might have a good job and higher salary to offset it. Look at all the determining factors and work with a real estate agent and moving company you trust to find the perfect timing.