When moving from a different city, town, or state, the unknowns about the new territory can make you nervous. Moving during the summer months can be even more daunting, when adjusting to the climate, the land, and the critters!
Here are 4 tips to help make your move seamless:
1) Get Acquainted with the Territory – When moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, getting acquainted with the terrain and your surroundings is crucial. Depending on the specific location, you may be adjusting to the “Old Town life” where you can walk to restaurants, shopping, and have a tough time parking. Or you may have moved to North Scottsdale, where your large desert property invites mountain lions, Javelina, scorpions, and other native wildlife. Nothing to be alarmed about, just important to be educated.
2) Stay Hydrated – Whether you are an Arizona native and moving in between cities, or moving here from a different state, staying hydrated is crucial to your health. If you are thirsty, it is too late! Drink plenty of water so you can avoid heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
3) Schedule the Move for the Morning – If you are walking or driving, stay in the shade and try to work during the cooler hours of the day. If you can park under a tree, do it! Don’t forget to invest in the sun shade for your car – money well spent. Also, if you can remember to crack your windows before exiting the vehicle, this can minimize the chance of a window cracking due to the heat, as well as help keep the car just slightly cooler. Same goes for your pets – keep your pets in the shade. They aren’t used to the heat, and they never will be. Dogs need to have a cool place to stay during the day when the temperatures are a scorching 110 degrees plus!
4) Call Angels RE – If you are moving to Scottsdale, this is the FIRST thing you need to do, Call Angels RE. We will assist you with the home buying process, but we don’t just disappear after closing. We will remind you about your utilities, services and other home maintenance awareness features you need to understand when owning a home in the hot desert. We form long term relationships with our clients and provide resources for all of their Phoenician needs!
Moving during the summer in Arizona doesn’t have to be brutal. If you can remember these 4 simple rules, the process may be more enjoyable. Especially rule number one. Angels RE will be there every step of the way for your move and remind you to keep cool. Call Angels RE today if you are planning to make the move to the valley of the sun!
Read our latest testimonial:
“Our family embarked on an exciting new adventure this summer when we moved from Michigan across the country to sunny Scottsdale! Tara Buntin of Angels RE is the best real estate agent we could have asked for to help us with this process from beginning to end! Tara quickly made us feel like we already had a friend in Arizona. She patiently answered all of our many questions about various communities, schools, things to do and even about the scorpions we were afraid of encountering! Tara spent hours showing us houses when we visited with our kids and many more scouting them out on her own for us when we couldn’t be in town ourselves. Her extensive knowledge of the real estate market was indispensable. In the end, she helped us find the perfect home in an area we love! Not only, did she help us find the perfect home, she and her entire team made sure that the closing process went quickly and smoothly. Working with Tara made what could have been a completely overwhelming task fun and exciting. We would happily recommend Tara to anyone looking for an outstanding realtor!” The Cheatle Family