Relocating to Nashville
The statistic, today, is that 90 people a DAY are relocating to Nashville TN. That is an astounding number. I am sure for those of you who already live in the Nashville area, this statistic does not surprise you, based on the increased traffic over the past two years. Most of us relocate at one time or another in our life. We move away to go to school, to chase a dream…or a love (bad idea), or your employer may be transferring you. Depending on your circumstances, what stage of life you are in and who may be coming with you, your priorities will vary. Are schools important? Do you want to be able to walk to restaurants? You may want to be near public transportation. How do you know the answer to these things if you don’t live here?
- You can spend hours on the internet, researching what’s important to you
- You can contact the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Visitors Bureau
- You can ask friends that may already live here
- You can make a trip to Nashville and figure it out when you get here
- You can contact a Realtor who specializes in relocation
I like the last option best 🙂 A Realtor that specializes in relocation should have a relocation package they can send you. This doesn’t have to be a 500-page bound book that has all restaurants, pediatricians, and carwashes listed. It needs to be a concise gathering of information that is helpful for you before you get here. You are going to have your favorite restaurants once you are living here. You are going to know which grocery store is closest to you once you find where you will live. A great Realtor can help you figure out which areas of town will best fit your needs, without you spending hours researching on your own.
I would also suggest that you find a Realtor who is willing to use FaceTime, Skype or something similar to show you houses that may fit your criteria, prior to you traveling. I have driven in neighborhoods while my client was on my phone video app and I was able to show them the neighboring homes and the surrounding area after I had taken them on a tour of the house – probably not the safest technique, but effective! You can see a lot on the photos and video that is online of homes (if it is provided), but, how much better would it be to have someone walking through and be able to ask specific questions of what you are seeing? That is helpful. That is service. Don’t be afraid to ask for those services if you are relocating to Nashville. The market is such right now, that if you wait one day to see a house, it could be one day too long. Homes are selling very quickly and you need to be sure you have an advocate who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have the best chance possible to find a great home, even if you are not able to see it in person (yet).
If you are relocating to Nashville, take note of the items above, ask lots of questions, and make sure to find professionals to help make your experience as stress free as possible. And, if you are one of the 90 a day to be relocating to Nashville – WELCOME!
For a free digital copy of our relocation guide, click here and put RELO in the subject line.
Photos courtesy of Tuomas Lehtinen via freedigitalphotos.net and writer’s personal photograph
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.