What You Should Consider When Relocating For Work

by Barb Perruccio & Britt Glassburn 09/01/2019

Relocating for a new job is a thrilling experience especially if the position is that big break you need in your career. However, it might be a huge decision to make. Relocating to a new country or state is like uprooting yourself from your place of comfort to a location where you have to start your life from scratch.

For adventurous and career-driven people, relocating for a new job can be a great and exciting experience. For other people who are neither career oriented or adventurous and have the option to move on the table, they tend to decline such offers or drag their feet about making the decision. When you decide to relocate, consider these points listed below:

Your Family

For people who are not married or in any relationship, you only have to worry about yourself if you decide to relocate. However, if you are married and have kids, it’s an entirely different ball game. You have to consider your spouse (especially if him/her is working in your present location), you have to put into consideration having to change school for your kids, getting an apartment in your new area and how the change will affect your family. 

Do A Check On Your Financial Stability

So, the new job will pay better than your present job; you also get a promotion - pushing you higher on your career ladder. Before jumping at the offer and moving, consider your growth in that establishment. You should also look up the company to determine: if it’s a fresh start-up that still has financial instability?’ What about their sales volume? If It’s a company that seems like a viable option for the next couple of years and more? If you have access to this information, it’s necessary you weigh your options right. 

Standard Of Living

Living standard differs from one city to another. Finding out about the standard of living before deciding to relocate would help you plan yourself better. Having an insight into the standard of living would help you determine if you should take the job or reject it. Irrespective of how much you will earn, if the standard of living is higher, it will increase your expenses – which is terrible for your savings.

Weather Conditions

For people who have issues coping in a certain kind of weather, you want to be careful when changing location. Find out online or ask people (if you know anyone who resides in that city) about the weather condition and if you should be worried about anything.

Life Outside The Office

You won't always be at work; you should find out about restaurants, good places to hang out and go to for fun and relaxation.

Plan B

It’s always advisable when relocating to have another plan should things go south. It doesn’t mean you are pessimistic; it’s only a smart way to survive. Also, discuss your plans with your family and friends to ensure that you have covered all the bases before making a potentially life-changing decision.

About the Author
Author

Barb Perruccio & Britt Glassburn

BARB PERRUCCIO / MANAGING BROKER

I have been a Wash Park resident and investor for 20 years and a dedicated real estate professional for the past 14 years. I have a degree from Arizona State University from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Graphic Communications in Printing Technologies. I worked in Sales in the Advertising and Marketing industry in Manhattan for 12 years, San Francisco for 2 years and chose to settle in Denver to raise a family. I now have 3 beautiful children and enjoy living and working in Wash Park!

As a Realtor in Colorado, I have leveraged my sales and Sr. Management skills to ensure each and every transaction runs smoothly. As a Certified Negotiation Expert (TM) in real estate and with over 33 years of sales and marketing experience, I am a strong negotiator and will negotiate diligently on your behalf.

Whether you are planning to buy, sell, build or invest in real estate, I have the knowledge to guide you through the process smoothly and take great care in providing the best and most professional service!  My goal is to build strong relationships in our community one person at a time.

BRITT GLASSBURN / BROKER ASSOCIATE

I have lived in the Denver Metro Area on and off since 1977 and have been investing in the Denver Home Market since 1993. This included doing fix and flips and owning rental properties. I have a degree from the University of Colorado in International Affairs. I have worked extensively in the Sales, Account and Project Management industry and enjoy helping people through the real estate transaction process. In 2014 I decided to obtain my real estate license and work as a full time broker associate. I am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified Residential Specialist. My goal is to assist you throughout the home selling and buying process as I have the necessary knowledge to provide you with the necessary information when purchasing a home! We are here to make the transaction as smooth as possible!