Planning to move to Fort Collins, Colorado? Not sure where to start? Here are 7 steps to help guide you through this life-changing experience!
Step 1: Decide If Fort Collins Is For You
The most important step is deciding that Fort Collins is the home to you. To do that, first, you need to understand what Fort Collins is all about, especially its pros and cons.
Are you a single individual looking for a town with high, fast energy? If so, you might want to reconsider moving here.
Do your research, contact me if you have any questions, potentially do a town tour before you make the final call.
Step 2: Rent Vs Buy
This is another big decision to make before moving to Fort Collins. Depending on where in the city you want to live or how big your budget is, you either can rent or buy a home in Fort Collins.
Your short-term options are renting an Airbnb or signing a 9 to 12 months lease, before making the final decision.
Step 3: Talk to a Lender / Secure Employment and Determine Move Time
It would be a good idea to get an offer letter with your salary on it before you move. Also, consider talking to a lender as soon as possible about the necessary steps to take to be approved for a loan. It can really help put a road map to your success in buying a house in Fort Collins.
A pro tip from a professional real estate agent is to talk to a local lender.
Step 4: Determine Section of the City You Want to Live in / Guided Boots on Ground Tour
I recently talked about the six sections of Fort Collins. Getting a boots-on-the-ground tour is the best way to help you understand where you want to live.
By getting into the area and understanding each section’s vibe, you’ll be one step closer to determining where you want to live in Fort Collins.
Step 5: Submitting Offers and Navigating the Contract
If you decide to buy a house in Fort Collins, this step is when you would potentially submit contracts and have someone guide you through the entire process. This step is of utmost importance.
Choosing a reliable and professional real estate agent is vital for ensuring a successful deal.
Step 6: Boots On the Ground to Help the Transition
This could be as simple as having someone in the town to put a lockbox on, to meet contractors at the property, to help you view properties, etc.
Having someone reliable to help you transition from your old town to your new area is of vital importance, so try to have someone from your team assist you.
Step 7: Set Sail And Make Your Way to Your New Home!
We look forward to having you here with us in Fort Collins and we’re excited about new people in our city. There’s nothing that Fort Collins needs more than cultural diversity and people with different backgrounds. It helps us grow as a community.
So there you have it, the 7 steps to moving to Fort Collins, Colorado. If you need any help finding a dream home, drop us a message, and let’s get started!
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