What can Demi Fox & Associates Realtors do to Ease Your Relocation?
Are you moving to the San Fernando Valley or Conejo Valley area? Let us help you settle in. We offer relocation services that include:
- Location information:
Our agents have expert knowledge about all The Valley area neighborhoods and communities. We can help you find what you need, where you want to live, where to shop, how to navigate our freeways, places to visit and other items of interest. Contact us to help you find information on establishing your California residency, register your child for school, set up utility services or get around The Valley area.
Education is key to The Valley area quality of life. If you are new to the area, and have a family, you will appreciate the options available to you in our many award-winning school districts. Local Valley area school districts, educators and the communities together work to create a high-quality educational environment that serves the Valley’s increasingly diverse student population needs.
- Temporary housing:
During a short transition, consider accepting the hospitality of family or friends. But, if you work from home, have small children, or just need privacy, there are other options. Our professional real estate agents can help you locate the perfect temporary situation. As with all your transition needs, your professional Demi Fox & Associates Realtors agent can provide you with relocation options and ideas to make your move as smooth as possible.
- Home buying and selling assistance:
At Demi Fox & Associates Realtors, we understand that moving to a new city can be stressful. Our relocation services can give you piece of mind so you can get to know your new town before you get there!
- Take Care of Your Mail:
Once you know that there might be a break between leaving one home and moving into the other, move as many bills, bank statements and important communications to online bill pay as possible. Both the US Postal Service and private mailbox providers like the UPS Store offer personal and business mailboxes along with other services. Private mailbox services will sign for deliveries and can notify you when you receive packages. If your transition period is short, the USPS will hold your mail for several weeks.
- Pack for the Transition:
Usually, when you move you pack up the whole house, then load the moving van like a jigsaw puzzle—filling every inch of open space—expecting to unload the whole thing within a day or so at your new home. But when you have a transition, you have to pack items for longer storage, leaving out the things you’ll need to use during those days, weeks, or even months between one place and another. Of course, you can’t plan for every contingency—seasonal changes, children’s school projects, unplanned business trips—but you can reduce some of the inconvenience by keeping some items accessible. One option is to rent a storage unit, placing furniture and other large items in the back, but keeping dressers or storage boxes with seasonal clothing, school and craft supplies, and travel items within reach of the doorway. A great option for accommodating transitional moves is to utilize portable containers such as PODS or U-Pack that give you a storage space you can move right to your front door.
- Suspend Services Temporarily:
Contact service providers such as Internet, cable or satellite, electricity and natural gas, newspaper, and landline phones to see if they offer options for suspending services until you transfer them to your new home.
- Driver’s License:
If you become a California resident, you must get a California driver license within 10 days. Residency is established by voting in a California election, paying resident tuition, filing for a homeowner’s property tax exemption, or any other privilege or benefit not ordinarily extended to nonresidents.
- Vehicle Registration:
California has different emissions requirements from other states. Check the DMV portal for the best information on registering your car in California.
- Embassies and Consular Offices
Are you a foreign national relocating to San Fernando Valley? Click here to find the nearest embassy or consulate.