This week, real estate sales consultant Jarrod Kinman of The Jason Mitchell Group gives his expert real estate advice on how to successfully relocate to the Phoenix metro area.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is booming. With fantastic economic drivers like manufacturing, bioscience, health care and aerospace, people are relocating from all over the country to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding cities. Maricopa County is now the nation’s highest in annual population growth. U.S Census Bureau estimates 222 people per day are making Arizona their home. Having personally helped four clients just last month who have come to Arizona to begin new jobs, I can tell you it makes all the difference to follow these steps:
Here are your THREE STEPS to a Successful Relocation:
- Know Your Lifestyle. Good real estate agents will seek to listen and understand their clients interests, hobbies, and favorite activities. When I helped each one of these 4 families relocate, I got to know them, their family dynamics, and their hopes and dreams. Home is where you unwind, relax, and have fun. Make sure you have a clear picture of the life you want to live, it’s key to picking the right area for you and your family. This building block is the foundation for everything.
- Understand Your Area. Are there good schools nearby? How far do you have to drive to get to the grocery store? Where is the nearest dining and entertainment? Will this house hold it’s value well for when you go to sell it someday? One of the benefits to working with a real estate professional is you can glean from their knowledge and expertise. As a third generation Phoenix native, I have family that actually named some of the streets here when they established their farms in central phoenix in the 1920s. It’s very important to know and understand the neighborhoods.
- Maximize Your Dollars. Relocating can offer the ability to increase income with new opportunities, but it is important to maximize that money. Understanding your monthly payment, HOA fees, and taxes can make a difference in making the most of those new opportunities. Home value is commonly gained when you buy right. The goal is to not overpay for a home that has minimal, or poorly done upgrades. I can help you find creative solutions to maximize your dollars with my extensive background in remodeling and flipping homes in the Phoenix Area.
In summary, relocation has a lot of ups and downs with emotions, hopes, and dreams. Putting a plan together and getting super clear on everything is key. Partner with someone who will champion your causes, someone who is passionate about helping you achieve Your Best Lifestyle.
Jarrod Kinman is a top-producing agent for The Jason Mitchell Group at My Home Group. He specializes in the Phoenix, Peoria, and Scottsdale areas. If you have questions about relocation or are interested in the best way to plan for relocation he can be reached at 623-399-3422.