Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

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.

Jul 30, 2017 08:45 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Over 5 years and it was very difficult nevertheless

Jul 30, 2017 01:39 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

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.

Jul 30, 2017 01:07 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

N/A, but I would take care of the licenses and the legal stuff immediately.

Jul 30, 2017 11:47 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

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.

Jul 30, 2017 11:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not far enough when moving to Florida or moving back to Illinois!

Jul 30, 2017 11:22 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

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....

Jul 30, 2017 10:46 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

As others have said, I'd start on the licensing.  I'd also reach out to some brokerages and start feeling them out.

Jul 30, 2017 09:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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

Jul 30, 2017 08:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would start on the licensing immediately.  Best of luck.  A

Jul 30, 2017 08:20 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In the process of getting licensed in Florida. I don't plan to abandon Oklahoma just yet. May do some work there next year.

Jul 30, 2017 08:15 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

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.

Jul 31, 2017 04:20 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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.

Jul 30, 2017 07:22 PM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

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.

Jul 30, 2017 07:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good luck with the move Corinne.  Be prepared for a lag in business no matter how much time you give yourself to prepare.

Jul 30, 2017 05:22 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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.

Jul 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have never done it, but will be ready for Florida in a year or 2. Thinking winters in the South sooner than later

Jul 30, 2017 03:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

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.

Jul 30, 2017 02:51 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

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!!

Jul 30, 2017 02:18 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I intend to join a Team when we buy in FL . I've had my own since 2004 .

Jul 30, 2017 10:50 AM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

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.

Aug 29, 2017 02:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

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.

Aug 01, 2017 03:11 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Haven't headed in that direction...

Jul 31, 2017 05:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't, but I think that preparation would be important.

Jul 31, 2017 05:32 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - excellent question. I am not sure if I can ever do that - so checking what others have to say....

Jul 30, 2017 10:46 PM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Montana is a nice state...said my little birdie.

Jul 30, 2017 10:23 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

A year so far 

Jul 30, 2017 08:33 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would start as soon as I knew I was moving to the area.

Jul 30, 2017 05:40 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Licensing preparation.... 

Jul 30, 2017 08:26 AM