We’ve learned over the years there are several stages to making a move to Arizona for a second home or retirement. Dreaming, Discovery and Shopping! Let’s take a look at the first stage- Dreaming
For most people this starts years before they are able to make a move. Usually this involves trips to different parts of the country to see what “fits” best.
This could be 10-15 years ahead of their retirement or just a couple years. For some it’s the easiest part of the process because they already know what state they want to make the move to.
During this time most people are not ready to talk to a Realtor because they are so far away from retirement and for most it makes sense to just go it alone for now.
You might consider starting a relationship with a Realtor if you aren’t familiar with the different communities. If you’re upfront with the agent they should be professional enough to take a limited amount of time to help you understand the differences but then not hound you about making the move.
We’ll review the others stages in upcoming post so check back soon!