Whether you’re moving tomorrow or you’re still on the hunt for the perfect home, one thing’s for certain: You’re probably a little stressed out about it.
There’s just so much to do! Not only do you have to find the right property at the right price, you also have to pack up your entire home, move across the city, state or country, and get accustomed to life in a completely new place. It’s a lot to deal with.
Fortunately, at The Claus Team, we’ve been at this a while. We’ve seen thousands of people buy homes in Schertz and move here successfully, and we’ve found a few tools that help make both those tasks easier.
Are you looking to buy a home in Schertz? Here are some of the tools we recommend you use along the way:
- The Claus Team home search tool – Our team specializes in the Schertz area and the surrounding communities. Unlike other tools, you don’t have to sift through tons of properties that aren’t even in the right area. On our site, you’ll find homes that are right where you want them – right away. You can even filter by number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms or minimum and maximum price ranges.
- A good mortgage calculator – A mortgage calculator is a vital piece of the home buying puzzle, and you’ll need it long before you start your search for a property. It can help you determine how much of a mortgage payment you can expect, considering the average interesting rate and the length of the loan. You can also use other mortgage calculators to determine what you can afford, taking into account your monthly income, debts and other expenses. Try these two to get started: org and Bankrate’s New House Calculator. Both can give you immense guidance on your home buying journey.
- Moving.com – Moving.com has everything you’ll need to get from one home to another. There are checklists and tips for packing, info on moving services and truck rentals and even a section on storage if you’ll need somewhere to stow away some of your belongings while you make the big move.
- Our blog – The Claus Team blog revolves around the greater Schertz area, so there’s no better place to go to familiarize yourself with your new home. Learn about the schools, the restaurants, the entertainment options and all the amenities – long before you make the transition.
- Unpakt – A clever site designed just for movers, Unpakt lets you create a full inventory of your belongings and get instant quotes from professional movers online. You can book right then and there, and you can even opt to have the movers help with packing and unpacking – a big bonus if you’re strapped for time!
- Updater – Another handy site for movers, Updater makes it incredibly simple to change your address with all sorts of accounts. Set up mail forwarding with USPS, update your magazine subscriptions, change your address on utilities, or even make appointments with local cable or Internet companies.
- Moving Day App – This free phone app is a real game changer if you’re moving a lot of items. Just use it to inventory items as you pack them up, then print out a scannable bar code each time you finish a box. Stick it on top, and when you arrive at your new home, scan it into your phone to find out what’s inside. You’ll never use Sharpies and markers again!
- A great realtor – Though not technically a “tool,” a good real estate agent is one of the best allies you can have when relocating. Not only can they help you find the perfect property to move to, but they can get you acquainted with your new city, too. They can recommend utility companies, storage units, movers, schools, neighborhoods, restaurants and more, and they can help you get the most out of your new property.
We all know moving is a pain, but thankfully, these 8 tools can make the process just a little bit easier on everyone involved. Start with a great agent and those handy calculators, and once you find the right property, begin using the other tools to get ready for the big move. Soon enough, you’ll be done and settled in your new home – right here in Schertz.
Want to learn more about moving to Schertz? Want help finding the perfect Schertz home? Contact The Claus Team today. Our agents specialize in the Schertz area, and we’re here to help.