The step-by-step guide to simplify your Pensacola move.
Being in a state of transition can be stressful when you're moving to a new town. There's so much to juggle from selling your own house, arranging movers, securing a new job, enrolling the kids in new schools, getting a new drivers license, registering your vehicle, locating a new doctor and dentist, and the list goes on and on... For your convenience, below is a step-by-step checklist of items to guide you once you're under contract on your new Pensacola home.
My Checklist for future Pensacola residents.
( INITIAL planning stage )
Come Visit Pensacola
There's no better way to experience the sights, sounds and beauty of Pensacola than by visiting us! Bring your bathing suit, the kiddos and come check out our beautiful Gulf beaches, check out some of the local attractions and try some of our top, casual waterfront restaurants. If you're flying into Pensacola Int’l Airport, which is just 10 minutes from downtown, click the link below to search available flights and costs.
Check Flights to Pensacola Int'l Airport
Search Expedia below to see what flights to Pensacola are available. Hopefully you find some good deals!
Connect with Me!
Once you know when you're coming to town, you'll want to connect with me. I look forward to meeting you! Once I learn what type of property you're seeking, as well as your specific criteria and price point, we can start looking at options available to you via email and phone. Then, when you arrive in town, I can arrange the property viewings around your schedule.
( AFTER your offer is accepted )
Begin Planning Your Move
Once an offer is accepted on your new place, a closing date will be set. This is the date of which you can take possession of your new home. If you're a planner like me, you'll want to starting planning your move and decide what you'll be bringing. Start reaching out to movers right away to find out their availability and respective costs. If you need to list your home for sale, I am glad to refer you to a professional Realtor in your hometown.
Arrange for Your Utilities
As a general rule of thumb, it's typically a good idea to reach out to utility companies at least a couple weeks prior to you moving in. This allows for the utility companies to schedule a service call for any equipment and setup services needed. I've listed our local Utility providers below for your convenience.
If you have kids, you'll definitely want to begin the process of getting them enrolled within the Escambia County School District. For your convenience, below is the link to find out the elementary, middle and high school closest to your new residence.
Locate Your New School Escambia County - New Student Enrollment
Register to Vote
It's your civic duty to vote! As such, you'll want to register to vote as a new resident of Escambia County.
Register to Vote.
It's important to have a good family practitioner and dentist when you need healthcare services or regular care. Below is a great website to locate your new Pensacola care provider(s). Even if your employer provides for a specified list of providers, you can still search their patient reviews.
Your Pensacola Relocation Expert
Make sure you mention Moving to Pensacola when calling so I can track my marketing efforts. Thanks!
Natalie Carmichael is licensed Pensacola Realtor focusing on assisting persons with their relocation and/or move to the greater Pensacola, FL area. She is a resident of Pensacola area and looks forward to assisting you. [ License # SL3357663 ]
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