18 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent Before Moving

If you’re planning to move to a new area, your real estate agent can be an excellent source of vital information on the community and region.  At MaineMoving, with over four decades of industry expertise, we’ve assisted numerous homebuyers in navigating the intricacies of the buying and moving process. To make your journey smoother, here’s our curated list of essential questions to ask your real estate agent when purchasing a home in 2024. 

Area Insights:

  1. What can you tell me about the area’s lifestyle and local amenities?
  2. Are there any upcoming developments or community plans that may impact the area in the future?
  3. How are the local school districts rated, and what options are available for education in the area?

Commute and Transportation:

  1. What is the average commute time to major employment centers?
  2. Are there public transportation options available in the area?

Safety and Neighborhood:

  1. Can you provide information on the safety and crime rates in the neighborhoods I’m considering?
  2. Are there any neighborhood associations or community events that promote a sense of community?

 Moving Logistics:

  1. Do you have recommendations for reliable local moving companies that can assist with my relocation?
  2. Are there storage facilities in the area in case I need temporary storage during the move?

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Local Services:

  1. Where are the nearest healthcare facilities, grocery stores, and shopping centers?
  2. Can you recommend reliable service providers, such as plumbers, electricians, or landscapers?

Environmental Considerations:

  1. Are there any environmental factors to be aware of in the area, such as flood zones or soil contamination?

Seasons and Weather:

  1. What can I expect in terms of weather and seasonal changes?
  2. How do the seasons impact the housing market and lifestyle?

Future Growth:

  1. Are there any plans for future infrastructure improvements or developments that could affect property values or quality of life?

Local Regulations:

  1. Can you explain any local zoning regulations, building codes, or restrictions that may apply to the property?

Community Involvement:

  1. Are there opportunities to get involved in the local community, such as volunteering or participating in local events?

Utility Costs:

  1. What can I expect in terms of utility costs for the property, including heating, water, and electricity?

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