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Relocating to Ottawa?

Last updated on November 1st, 2021 at 11:25 am

Relocating to Ottawa and not sure where to start? Moving to a new city can be an overwhelming process. But no need to stress! This blog has you covered with some key steps that will help you can sail smoothly through the entire moving process.

Explore Employment Opportunities

If you haven’t already done so, we recommend looking into new employment opportunities well ahead of your move so that you have something lined up once you get settled in Ottawa. This will not only take some of the stress off of your shoulders when you arrive, but it will also help you narrow down the neighbourhood in which you want to live.

Find a Realtor

An experienced realtor will make the moving process much easier. They can help identify the best neighbourhoods based on your needs, find the right home for your lifestyle and budget, and answer any questions you might have about Ottawa. They will essentially guide you through it all, making the transition easier for you and your family.

Planning Your Move

Once you have your employment and realtor lined up, it’s time to start planning your actual move. As soon as you know your official moving date, we recommend calling to book your movers. This way, you can make sure to get the date you need and won’t have to scramble looking for movers who are available, especially if you are moving during the peak seasons. Creating a to-do list for packing, sorting through your belongings, cancelling subscriptions, and transferring utilities to your new address should be included too.

Reach Out to Schools

For those who have children, be sure to give their school notice about your move. This way, their teachers can adjust their schedules to wrap up assignments accordingly. They might even be able to offer recommendations about schools in Ottawa.

If you’re planning to relocate to Ottawa, our real estate team at RE/MAX Affiliates Geoff & Bobbie McGowan Realty is here to help you. We are an award-winning team with over 30 years of experience helping homeowners achieve their goals. We’re also experts on the Ottawa area and can help you find the perfect property. Contact us today to get started.