Its early January and my weekends are already filled with relocation clients. 26,000 Californians alone move to the Boise area last year and I was lucky enough to help my fair share explore and find their new home. This year isn’t looking much different.
So what is it that I actually do? Well aside from gassing up the Volvo and cleaning my children handprints off the car windows, I plan a morning or afternoon that is going to give my prospective clients their best look at the Boise area. Ahead of time, we converse via email or phone, sometimes for months, about why they are moving to Boise (or Meridian, Eagle, Star, etc), what they’re wanting in a community and a home, the budget, the lifestyle they want for themselves and all the other details that will make or break this decision. Sometimes we talk about school districts other times its about finding a quiet neighborhood without those delightful squeals of children playing at the nearby neighborhood park. Its all about you and your desires for your future hometown. Both before hand and during the tour I explain home prices, hot and declining neighborhoods, how quickly or slowly (that hasn’t happened in a while) the market is moving and about what your budget is going to get you (see previous blog about wanting 1 acre of land). I want to make sure you have a clear picture of what you can get and what the area is all about.
I’ve found this experience incredibly rewarding. Its an amazing feeling to know you played an integral part in helping a client find exactly where they want to start their new chapter in life here in Idaho.