Change Real Estate: Relocating to Las Vegas

Congratulations on your decision to move to Las Vegas! Change Real Estate specializes in helping people who are relocating to Las Vegas. While we are certainly happy to help you find a rental to start your relocation process, many of our clients have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find a home to purchase in the same amount of time and usually for much less than the equivalent home or condo will rent for! We have lender partners who can help you in parallel with our home searching efforts and we have numerous resources to help make your transition to Las Vegas a smooth one! We have successfully gotten clients into homes in as little as 1 day!

Change Real Estate - Relocating to Las Vegas

Moving to Las Vegas

For everyone, the actual process of packing your stuff and moving from one home to another is always the least pleasant part of the relocation process. Some people prefer the “do-it-yourself” method of packing and moving while others prefer the full-service movers approach. Either way, it is always good to make a plan, understand your moving budget and bid out your move to a few moving companies. We always find that using Yelp and Google Maps a great way to search for moving companies in any given area because both services give access to reviews. Of course, you have to be a little skeptical of reviews and understand that there will always be some people who are impossible to please. Generally sticking with a mover who earns lots of reviews that earn 4-5 stars is better than finding a mover with 1 or 2 5-star reviews.

Hiring a Moving Company

If you decide that you are going to hire a moving company to help you with relocating to Las Vegas, be sure to follow these simple tips:

  1. Start the process early! Many companies book up very early. Remember everyone wants to move at the end of the month to be in their new home by the beginning of the next. You might be able to negotiate a discount for a mid-month move!
  2. Get references! If a company can't provide 3-4 solid references, then they have not been in business long enough or they may have sketchy practices.
  3. Get it in writing! There is a difference between a “binding” and “non-binding” estimate. Be sure you understand what kind of estimate each company gets you and what your maximum out of pocket costs will be for the move.
  4. Use licensed, bonded, and insured movers! Nobody likes unpacking. Unpacking broken items is even worse. Be sure the mover has insurance that will cover damage to your furniture and valuable items. Be sure to inspect everything before the movers leave and before they have you sign the final receipt!

DIY Moving

If you are moving a smaller amount or if you just don't have the budget to hire movers, do-it-yourself (DIY) moving is always a solid option for relocating to Las Vegas. U-Haul and other moving truck companies will rent you all the equipment and sell you any moving supplies you might need. Be sure to check with your homeowners / renter's policies to ensure you have coverage for the items you are moving. Typically, the “safe move” insurance programs that the moving van rental places offer only cover the contents of the truck in the event that you are in a vehicular accident. If you do a poor job of packing / protecting your belongings and something breaks, that will likely come out of your pocket!

Getting Services Turned on in your Name

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