Starting a business and moving into a new home are, separately, major hurdles. Put them together, and you have a recipe for a seriously stressful period of time. Although the timing may not be ideal, life has a way of making you figure out how to manage these kinds of events.
The following information is designed to give you the tools and resources you need to make moving your home while nurturing a new business possible. Today, Real Estate World Blog presents a look at all you need to know to keep your business on rails, find your next home, get your stuff organized and moved, and stay sane through it all:
Preparing Your Business
As much as possible, take time to get your business stable before your move. The more of the major starting hurdles you can leap before you move, the better. For example, you should look into forming a corporation to protect your personal assets and, where applicable, reap the tax benefits. Corporation requirements vary by state, but working with a formation service can help make the process easier and more intuitive.
You can also prep your business by working ahead as much as possible before your moving date arrives. If you have any employees, work with them as a team to figure out how to keep everything covered while you’re less available during your move. You should also plan due dates around your move date as much as possible, trying to keep the week before and after your move as light as you can.
Additionally, you can give yourself a big advantage in the cutthroat business world by obtaining an MBA – and best of all, the flexibility of online learning allows you to keep working while you study and implement your lessons in real time.
Managing The Real Estate Process
Right now, the real estate market can seem like a pretty intimidating space. Selling a home might feel like a breeze, but getting enough of a profit to afford an upgrade in a highly competitive market is a whole other story. Give yourself the best chance by making your home listing as attractive as possible. Professional real estate photography can help you get lots of highly competitive offers.
You can then take the profits from your sale and use them to give yourself an edge as a buyer. If you’re struggling to find good deals in your market, and you’re willing to put in work on your next home, you can consider looking at “as-is” properties. This designation can mean that something is wrong with the property, but more often than not, it simply indicates a motivated seller who wants the house off their hands as quickly as possible. There are risks to buying as-is, but if you have an inspector you can trust, going this route can make the process far faster and more affordable.
Managing Self-Care During Your Move
Finally, it’s important to focus on ways to take good care of yourself while you move. Running a business is inherently stressful – add the instability of a move, and you can put yourself in a pretty emotionally vulnerable position. Taking time for everyday self-care can be the difference between a manageable move and a full-on nightmare.
Since you’ll be strapped for time, focus mainly on self-care basics like drinking enough water, eating healthy meals, and getting some exercise every day. When you manage to carve out some free time, use it to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing activity like meditation or reading a good book. Avoid the temptation to fit in extra work during these windows – taking care of yourself puts your business in a far better position in the long run than replying to one more email.
Your move and your business don’t need to hold each other back. Use this article to remind yourself of the tools you need to make both happen successfully. It will be a stressful window, but you’ll be grateful when you’re happily settled on the other side!
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