Preparing For A Military PCS & Your Real Estate Needs
You’ve got your PCS orders, and now you have to start planning. What to do first then second and so on, where do you start. As an active service member, there is plenty of help for you; there are a few things you need to start right away, so everything goes smooth. Things like contact your base transportation office and decide if you’re going to make a DITY move or have the government handle everything for you. If you currently own a home, you will want to get that ready to list on the market and sell unless you intend to rent it out. There are some duty stations out there where service members know that during their military careers they will continuously be having military pcs orders but will be coming back to being an intentional landlord is something to consider, for others this isn’t an option.
If you decide that during this military pcs you should be selling, then you want to make sure you get a real estate agent that understands how to move property fast. Don’t settle for the first person that returns your call; chances are you financed your home with a VA home loan and chances are your buyer will also since your living outside a military base. You will want an agent who truly understands the VA process and utilizes all means of print and technology available to sell your property.
Next if your planning to purchase a new home you will want to go ahead and start arranging everything by finding a good real estate agent working near your new duty station that is able to work with you afar so they can gather all your information as to what is important to you in a home and what you don’t want to see. This agent can make your Military PCS a soft and smooth operation upon arrival by having a complete list of homes to show you that already meet your goals and needs as soon as you set foot on base.