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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    When faced with a possible relocation, the first questions that come to mind are: “Can I afford to live there? What will my family’s quality of life be? How will we all acclimate to the new area?”

    A well-executed pre-decision tour of the new area can answer these questions and help you make an educated decision on what’s best for you and your family. Many real estate companies provide a service conducting pre-decision area tours to job candidates considering a new job or a job transfer.

    At Houlihan Lawrence, we’ll start by sending you a comprehensive relocation package - knowing the more you learn about the new area, the more comfortable you will feel about relocating.

    One of our relocation managers will speak with you and create an area tour itinerary that is tailored to your family’s specific needs. Hand selecting the most appropriate/best sales associate for each area is a key component to the process.

    Just last week, we provided area tours for an out-of-state job candidate with a local pharmaceutical company.

    The potential transferee and his wife were avid bike riders and were interested in biking to work. We provided information on the local cycling clubs, maps of the biking trails throughout the county and took them to view some of the trails. They left knowing they didn’t have to give up their passion for bike riding if they moved here and felt that it was definitely possible to find an affordable home within biking distance to work.

    Often, the tour is a determining factor of whether you’ll accept the job. Without these services you could end up driving aimlessly through the area and not get the proper feel for all it has to offer. But with our agent-guided tour - and if we’ve done our job correctly - you will leave here excited to move and ready to start packing!