When I first heard from Coco and Sam it was at the beginning of January. They were living in California, planning to relocate to the Twin Cities. My first thoughts went to a traditional job relocation… but no! They had been working from home since Covid-19 invaded and their companies both realized the benefits. They told employees they no longer had to live in Los Angeles if they wanted to live elsewhere, and were given a list of cities where they could move. Minneapolis was on the list! Coco grew up here and they were excited to move to Minnesota in spite of the snow and cold!
They had been searching online and found a house they really liked. I FaceTimed it with them… they still liked it after my motion-challenged video tour with them.
Their timing was perfect… they arrived at the end of January, right after a snowfall when buyers were not plentiful… and still liked it after seeing it in person. They quickly made an offer and were lucky to secure their new home without competing with other buyers.
About a week later the market switched on and has been crazy ever since!
Job relocation used to mean moving to the city where your job was located. That’s not necessarily the case any more… it can mean keeping your same job but moving to the location where you want to live, be it in another state or another environment.
In Minnesota, for some that has meant moving to the lake. For others it can even mean taking to the road in your van or motor home and literally having a roaming office!
Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – email@example.com