As a relocation specialist, I know how to help with your move
For members of the military and RCMP, moving is a necessary – not to mention hectic – part of life. As an Approved Service Provider of the Integrated Relocation Program and registered with Brookfield Global Relocation Services, I’ve been helping military and RCMP families relocate throughout my career.
I know military transfers can be stressful and that no two moves are alike. But I also know the process and understand how to help.
Whether you’re moving cross-province or cross-country, in the summer or in the winter, there are steps that you can take to make this change as smooth as possible. And the great thing is, once you get here you will love all that the Comox Valley has to offer!
Relocation Step 1: Get started right away
Obviously, you will receive plenty of information regarding all aspects of your transfer through your relocation advisor. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s important that you get the ball rolling right away. From doing paperwork to gathering moving boxes, keeping on top of things will make you feel more organized and in control.
Relocation Step 2: Choose the right Realtor®
Having the right Comox Valley Realtor® will make your military or RCMP transfer so much easier. First and foremost, make sure you find someone who has relocation experience. It’s a busy time so you want to ensure your needs will be well looked after. Testimonials and referrals from friends and work associates are always a good place to start.
You may want to interview a few real estate agents before settling on a final choice. Things to keep in mind during your initial conversations: are they listening to your thoughts and concerns; do they respond in a timely manner; are they well versed in the process and knowledgeable about the community; are they someone who works well with your family?
Relocation Step 3: When house hunting, know what you want but keep an open mind
Having chosen your Comox Valley Realtor®, make sure you have had a good conversation prior to your trip about what your requirements are. Let them know your itinerary to ensure they’re able to promptly and effectively serve your needs. That being said, don’t be afraid to “look outside the box” if they suggest new ideas. When you have the right Realtor®, you feel good about putting your trust in them to find the right place for you.
Relocation Step 4: Do your homework about your new community
A little knowledge is a good thing; a lot is even better. Don’t wait until your House Hunting Trip to find out about your new community. By learning about all that your new location has to offer, you can feel less overwhelmed upon your arrival. From recreation opportunities to the local shopping and entertainment options, it’s nice to have a lay of the land and get excited about future plans! In fact, feel free to check out some of my recent blogs about what makes Comox and the rest of the Comox Valley so great, including its beaches, hiking areas, festivals and entertainment.
I’d be happy to guide you through this busy time with confidence. My knowledge of the process will take the worry out of this part of your relocation.