The step-by-step guide to simplify your Fort Myers move.
Moving to a new city is exciting, yet can be stressful at the same time if you don’t plan ahead. There are lots of things to juggle such as arranging for the sale of your existing home, scheduling movers, securing your new job, getting your kids enrolled in a new schools, obtaining your new Florida driver’s license, locating new family physicians, and the list goes on and on… For your convenience, I’ve assembled a step-by-step checklist of items to guide you through the relocation process.
My Checklist for future Fort Myers residents.
( INITIAL planning stage )
Come Visit Fort Myers
There's no better way to experience the sights, sounds and beauty of Fort Myers than to visit us! Bring the the kiddos, your beach gear and come check out our gorgeous white sand beaches, visit our downtown area, check out popular local attractions and experience our local cuisine. If you plan flying into SW FLorida International Airport, which is just east if I-75, click the link below to search available flights and prices.
Check Flights to SW Florida Int'l Airport
Search Expedia below to see what flights to Fort Myers are available. Hopefully you find some good deals!
Connect with Me!
Once you know the specific days you'll be in town, your next step is to connect with me. I look forward to meeting you! Once I learn what types of property you're looking for, as well as your specific criteria and budget, we can start looking at all options available to you via phone and email. Then, when you arrive in town, I'll have the property showings conveniently setup around your schedule.
( AFTER your offer is accepted )
Start Planning Your Move to Fort Myers
Once an offer is accepted on your new home, a specific closing date will be set. This is the date of which you can officially take possession of your new place. If you're the planning type like me, you will definitely want to start planning your move and begin deciding what you’ll be bringing with you. I also recommend contacting moving companies right away to find out their avaiability and rates. Also, if you need to list your current residence for sale, I am glad to refer you to a real estate professional in your home town.
Arrange for Your New Utilities
As a general rule, it's good idea to start reaching out to your new utility companies at least a couple weeks ahead of your scheduled closing date. This ensures that the utility companies will have plenty of time to schedule a service call for any setup services or equipment needing to be installed. For your convenience, I have listed our local Lee County utility providers below.
If you're moving to Fort Myers and you have children, you’ll definitely want to get them enrolled within the Lee County School District. For your convenience, I have included the link to find out the elementary, middle and high school closest to your new Fort Myers residence.
Locate Your New School by Zone Lee County - New Student Enrollment
Register to Vote in Lee County
It's your civic duty to vote. As such, as a new resident of Lee County, you'll definitely want to register to be able to vote. Below is the link to register.
Register to Vote.
Upon your relocation to Fort Myers, it's important to find a good family doctor and dentist when for regular healthcare services and check-ups. Below is a popular web site I recommend to my clients which will help you locate your new Fort Myers care providers. Even if your new employer provides healthcare coverage, you can still read patient reviews regarding the physicians in your employer network.
Your Fort Myers Relocation Expert
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Your Fort Myers Relocation Specialist
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Jenna Scharf - Your Ft Myers Relocation Specialist
3850 Colonial Blvd, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33966 (239) 222-8104Phone
Jenna Scharf is licensed Fort Myers Realtor who assists clients with their move and relocation to the Fort Myers area. She is a Fort Myers area resident and looks forward to helping you with your Fort Myers home search. [ License # SL3339999]
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