I get it.

Moving to Arizona after living a full adult life in other parts of the country (or elsewhere!) is going to be stressful.  I don’t want to try and talk you out of that.   Figuring out how real estate transactions work in Arizona is only part of it – there is also the packing up and giving away, the logistics of a move – the saying goodbye; and then, once you get here, there is all of the drivers licensing, finding doctors, figuring out where your new favorite lunch spot is going to be (HERE is one of mine!).  The list is long.  Click HERE for more moving tips!

As I have watched many, many people go through this process – and having done it myself just four years ago – here are some suggestions to minimize the stress.

  • Use local resources: local lenders, local Realtors and local title agencies know the Arizona laws as they relate to real estate transactions and are CRITICAL to a smooth transaction.
  • Don’t plan for your LAST move. Because we are a 55 Plus Active Adult Community, many people move to PebbleCreek with the mindset that they have to get “The Perfect” house because it is going to be their last home.    This adds unnecessary stress in a couple of ways – first, the “perfect house” does not exist; and second, this type of thinking leads folks to buy a home that may be right for some imagined future – but is not really the right house for now.    Focus on the house that works for you NOW.  (It is almost funny how many people move several times WITHIN PebbleCreek!)
  • Make sure you really want to move. This one seems obvious.  It takes a lot of effort, time and money to move and the whole process will be nothing but stressful if you are not moving forward to a new and exciting chapter of your life.  And if you are moving as part of couple, listen to each other carefully – eventually, a partner who does not want to live here will probably win that one.  It is important to be somewhere that both members of a couple can enthusiastically embrace as both individuals and as a team.

I look forward to introducing you to this GREAT community.   Don’t hesitate to reach out by email or phone!