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Pensacola Relocation Guide

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. Search Flights
  • 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.
    Electric Utility Co.
    (800) 225-5797
    Gas Utility Co.
    (850) 435-1800
    Cable TV/Internet
    (877) 938-1923
  • Get the Kids Enrolled in School
    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.
  • Register to Drive in Florida
    This step only applies if you're moving to Pensacola from out of state. As part of being a Floridian, you will need to establish a Florida driver's license as well as register your vehicle with the state. Below are the links for your convenience.
    Escambia County - Get Your Drivers License
    Escambia County - New Vehicle Registration
  • Find a Pensacola Doctor & Dentist
    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.
    HealthGrades.com

Natalie Carmichael

Realtor®

Your Pensacola Relocation Expert

704-678-7075

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