Moving Overseas Tip #1: Find an International Job First
First things first, you’re going to need to find a job overseas before moving, unless you’ve got enough money saved up to live on. The two most common ways that people find international jobs are by contacting a professional employment service or by searching online job listing websites, such as Monster.com and Indeed.com.
Another option to explore is figuring out if your company can transfer you to an international location. If you work for a major corporation, they probably have employees working for them around the world. On the other hand, a smaller company without any international locations might allow you to telecommute from your new home.
Note a lot of the sellers are either getting ready or close to retirement. So the move abroad could be multiple reasons ie. Family, looking to retire, work. Need to make it applicable for all parties.
Moving Overseas Tip #2: List Your Home Quickly
If it is permanent move then it would make sense to sell, however if it is only short term, need to weigh up options and whether having a secondary mortgage is viable…..
Once you’ve decided you’re going to move overseas, you want to get ready to sell your home so you don’t end up delaying your move while you wait for your home to sell. Even worse, you don’t want to get stuck paying your mortgage on your current home and also paying rent or a second mortgage for your new home overseas!
If you hire a realtor, they will most likely want you to do some minor improvements to bring a quicker sale. They’ll also want you to get your home ready for a great presentation.
Of course, there’s a much easier way to sell your home extremely fast – more on that at the end of this guide!
Moving Overseas Tip #3: Pack for an International Move
Moving overseas is a lot different than moving across town where you can just stuff everything inside a Uhaul and it’s fine. You have to consider that your boxes will be taking a long trip and they will probably get more handling than usual. Be sure to protect all your delicate items with extra cushion and seal your boxes well.
You might consider using this opportunity to get rid of some things you might not need in your new country, such as clothing that doesn’t fit with the weather. Another thing to keep in mind is that some of your possessions might not be allowed to move with you, such as firearms, plants, and flammables.