You’re starting a home-based business, and your current living space just won’t cut it. Naturally, the next step is to find a new home that allows both your new company and your family to flourish!
Starting a business, buying a new home, and moving to your new home each require a lot of decision-making and work. When you’re doing all of them at the same time, you can easily get overwhelmed without a strategy in place. That’s why Classic Real Estate School has provided these three keys to success!
1. Build a Micro Team
Even if you want to primarily run your business by yourself, you need to start thinking of what types of professionals could help you along the way. Chances are you will quickly accrue an overwhelming to-do list, many of the tasks of which you don’t possess the time, energy, or expertise to fulfill. By making a plan for the types of freelancers you can hire, you can free up more time to focus on the overarching vision of your business.
For example, you could benefit from hiring a virtual assistant to handle a variety of everyday tasks. And if you don’t know how to build a website, you can save a lot of time—and, ultimately, money—by hiring a freelance web developer.
Your website will be one of the most critical elements of your business operations. By working with a professional, you can guarantee a top-tier website while you focus on running your business. The current rate for freelance web development services is $15 to $30, but it’s important to check back regularly to see if you need to adjust your budget. Simply search “how much should you charge as a freelance web developer?” to get the current average.
2. Consider Your Family and Business
Now, let’s talk about the type of home your family will need. Chances are you already have an idea of your ideal layout, but you will need to research the housing market in your desired area to see what kind of homes are available in your price range.
Also, research the neighborhood. It’s a good idea to visit any neighborhood you are considering to get a feel for whether it is kid- and pet-friendly.
Don’t forget that you have a home office to create in your new home! While you might be able to get away with setting up in the corner of your living room, you will want a separate location for the long term. A spare bedroom can make for an adequate home office, but if you have a garage or basement, think about converting it into your workspace.
3. Start Packing Immediately
The sooner you begin packing for your move, and the more thoroughly you organize your items as you pack, the faster and easier it will be to unpack when you arrive at your new home. Be sure to group similar items together, and label each box clearly so that you (or the movers) know exactly where your belongings go. If you have room in your budget, hire professional movers to help you get your things from point A to point B.
When you arrive at your new home, unpack anything you will need to stay comfortably in your new home for the first few days. Having your essential kitchen utensils, bedding, and other important items accessible will take some pressure off of you and allow you to unpack at a slower pace. Just be sure to unpack anything you need to keep your company running smoothly, even if it means putting together a temporary makeshift office.
If you are about to navigate the process of launching a business while simultaneously moving, you must make a detailed plan to position yourself and your family for a smooth experience. Think about the professionals you could hire to launch strong and grow in a healthy way. Factor in the needs of your family and business when it comes to finding the ideal home. And start packing as soon as you can while keeping all of your belongings well-organized along the way.
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