Why hire a moving coach to guide your search for a new place to live when you can research places online and figure it out on your own? And, given how expensive moving is, why spend even more money on a coach?
The answers to these questions are at the heart of this week’s post, which highlights why it makes good financial and strategic sense to hire a coach to help you navigate your search and figure out your best places to move.
A coach guides and focuses your online search.
Researching online can be one of the biggest time-sucks of all. You hop online to check out a few places and, before you know it, four hours have passed and you’re none the wiser or farther along in your search for it.
Then there’s the whole question of reliability. It can be tough to distinguish between legit and bogus information online and to navigate the mish-mash of opinions, lists, advice and statistics without getting sidetracked, confused or outright discouraged.
The internet is important to your search process, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. It’s one of many tools in your toolbox. Like other tools, it helps to know how to make the internet work for – not against – you in your search for a new place to call home.
A coach helps you to make the most out of your online research, so you can more easily pinpoint your top place prospects and move on to the next step in your search sooner.
A coach has your best interests at heart.
The search for a new place to live can be very lonely. Friends and family may be puzzled and/or hurt by your plans to move away and not be as supportive as usual, leaving you to navigate a really important life decision in a vacuum.
It’s way too easy to get disoriented and overwhelmed while in the thick of researching online, especially when you’re working in a bubble. This can cause you to lose focus and veer off down potentially costly bunny trails or abandon your search altogether.
A coach accompanies and guides you along your path, sharing ideas, experiences and tips to help you navigate your search and providing encouragement and perspective to help you stay grounded and focused, so that you find a place you love sooner.
A coach keeps your search on track.
Searching for a new place to live requires an enormous amount of time, attention and energy. It can be challenging to stay focused with so many other more immediate tasks competing for your time and attention.
A coach works with you to map out each step in your search process and provides you with encouragement and support along the way to help you make steady progress toward your dream of a more fulfilling life in a new place.
A coach helps you organize and plan your search and move.
Searching for and moving to a new place is involved. Whether you like to plan or not, it can be difficult when you’re in the throes of trying to find a new place to live to step back and think through everything that needs to be done and when.
But, the alternative – flying by the seat of your pants – can end up costing you time and money (not to mention being uncomfortable). A plan is exactly what’s needed to make sure the wheels of your search and move run as smoothly and headache-free as possible.
A coach helps you narrow down your place prospects to a short list and then works with you to plot out each action step and associated costs of your scouting visit plan and exit strategy to help you stay focused, contain costs and reach your destination faster.
Ready for a change of scenery, but aren’t sure where to move? I can help!
Do you feel like you’re living in the wrong place? Do you long to find a new place to live that supports the life you want? Find Your Happy Place helps you take the guesswork out of your search for the right place to live and create a clear road map to get there, so that you save time, money and stress and feel confident you’ll thrive in the place you choose. Learn more about Find Your Happy Place here.