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6 months. I did my Due diligence in the summer of 2003 and moved at the end of November 2003. San Francisco - San Diego. I had my brokerage, territory and marketing set to launch and an apartment rented.
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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La Jolla, CA
Over 5 years and it was very difficult nevertheless
I have thought about it many times. Of course there is the licensing requirement by state - but then you have to prepare to hit the ground running once you are settled. Not an easy transition I am sure.
N/A, but I would take care of the licenses and the legal stuff immediately.
Are you selling your lead generating system that you've already set up for the Barrington area? O.k., I see you're selling your company from your response to another AR member.
Not far enough when moving to Florida or moving back to Illinois!
you're so strong with your online marketing, you'll be top dog in short time....edit your strongest blog posts.... that's what I did after a team member got "the boot".... still above the fold and opening to tammy's contact info....
As others have said, I'd start on the licensing. I'd also reach out to some brokerages and start feeling them out.
Well it took a year to make the final decision, find a homes, etc. I spent several months planning business wise (after we purchased the house before we actually moved), working on referring business I was leaving behind to colleagues in my office. In retrospect I wish I had done more but I was barely 3 years into it
I would start on the licensing immediately. Best of luck. A
In the process of getting licensed in Florida. I don't plan to abandon Oklahoma just yet. May do some work there next year.
Prepare to move or prepare for real estate? We prepared to move for a good 6+ months. I went about getting my license one year after we moved.... too much else going on in the interim including the death of my mother and my having to spend a lot of time going back and forth to NYC to resolve her estate.
Pacific Palisades, CA
I have thought about it and have decided I would not want to start over. After 37 years in the business and very good repeat and referral business, I just couldn't give that up. Good luck to you and you learn the new area and meet people and business will come.
I have been licensed in Florida and Virginia and when I moved back to Florida in 2012, all I had to do was change my license status back to active and choose a broker. I had worked there before so it was easy. When I first moved to Virginia, I had to do a lot of research and interviewing before I got started. Check to see if the new state is reciprocal with your current state license.
Good luck with the move Corinne. Be prepared for a lag in business no matter how much time you give yourself to prepare.
Stevens Point, WI
I cannot even let my brain think about that. I hope by the time I move, if I ever do move, I will be retired from real estate or have won $300 million on the lottery.
I have never done it, but will be ready for Florida in a year or 2. Thinking winters in the South sooner than later
Where are you moving? I haven't moved states but it may as well have been. From a small town to big city was quite the transition - I think I started about 5 or 6 months ahead and that paid off.
Oh PLEASE tell me you're coming to NC, Corinne Guest, Managing Broker...or SC??!!
I've been here in Charlotte for decades and can't imagine making a move but, knowing you, you're going to ROCK this move, Corinne!!
Pacific Palisades, CA
I intend to join a Team when we buy in FL . I've had my own since 2004 .
Timely topic which I've given consideration to and started looking for a home 6 months ago, but no dice yet. Sometimes we have to take the leap and then catch up where we need to.
Sounds like an experience Corinne, and was looking to see what location you are thinking, but guess we shall hear down the road. Best of luck. I have not ever moved from Denver, so can't help there.
Haven't headed in that direction...
I haven't, but I think that preparation would be important.
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - excellent question. I am not sure if I can ever do that - so checking what others have to say....
Montana is a nice state...said my little birdie.
A year so far
I would start as soon as I knew I was moving to the area.