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Avoid These Common Mistakes When You Relocate to Cascade Village

Avoid These Common Mistakes When You Relocate to Cascade Village

Just west of Vail Village and anchored by the Grand Hyatt Hotel sits Cascade Village, a veritable paradise known for luxury living. Cascade Village is just steps from Vail Mountain, with world-class skiing making the area a hotspot for tourists. Cascade Village is also a vibrant residential haven for those who want access to the best of the best year-round.

If you're considering purchasing a second home in Vail or if you're already preparing to move to Cascade Village, you'll need to be strategic. Moving is a challenge in any area, but when orchestrating a move to such an upscale area, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind. Check out these common relocation mistakes and you'll be prepared to complete your move on time and without stress.

Cascade Village offers the best of Vail

Incorporated in 1966, Vail, Colorado is a home rule municipality in Eagle County. Known around the world for its upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment options, Vail is most popular for Vail Ski Resort. As the largest ski resort in Colorado, Vail Ski Resort welcomes thousands of visitors every month, with most eager to explore the stunning slopes and crisp mountain air.

Cascade Village is one of the most luxurious locations in Vail. Offering easy access to Vail Mountain, Cascade Village is an established community that features upscale lodging, five-star dining experiences, and attractions to suit the whole family. In summer, explore the hiking trails and listen to live music at one of the outdoor events, and in winter, indulge in spa treatments and delicious meals at one of the on-site restaurants before heading out to the slopes.

5 common relocation mistakes to avoid

Moving to Cascade Village is incredibly exciting, but it can also be a lot to manage. Moving requires a lot of parts in motion at any one time, from working with movers to ensuring that your utilities are ready and waiting at new your new residence. Avoiding these common relocation mistakes will ensure that your move to Cascade Village goes smoothly.

1. Procrastinating on moving tasks

One of the worst things you can do as you prepare for your move is to procrastinate on the tasks that need to be handled prior to the big day. Whether that means packing boxes or coordinating with a cleaning company, it's crucial not to put things on the back burner until it's too late. Waiting on these tasks just means that you'll need to address them again when the timeline is shorter. Create a checklist that you can use as a reference point. This checklist can help you prioritize time-sensitive tasks and keep everything organized as you forge ahead.

That being said, don't feel pressured to do everything on your own. Delegate wherever possible, and whenever it makes sense. Many buyers opt to work with a moving company to handle the biggest part of the move, packing, and organizing, while others prefer to stay in another hotel or other accommodation while your residence is getting packed and prepped for the move.

2. Not studying the area

Whether you have been in the Vail area for years or you are moving to Colorado from a different state, it's vital to get a feel for the culture and vibe of Cascade Village. This is especially important if you have young children or a large family. Take the time to get to know the area, exploring the side streets and small businesses that make Cascade Village so unique and beautiful. Ideally, you can take several days prior to your move-in day and stay in the heart of Cascade Village. Meeting with shop owners and exploring local restaurants will help you feel right at home even before you officially move in.

3. Waiting too long to forward your mail and transfer utilities

There's a lot of paperwork waiting in the wings, even after you complete the closing process on your new Cascade Village home. Transferring mail and utilities from your former residence to the new one can be extremely time-consuming. Don't wait too long to contact your utilities and cable companies, or to submit your change of address form to the post office.

Most of this can be done electronically, but you'll probably have to contact a few of these companies by phone and spend some time talking to various representatives. Ideally, you should begin the mail transfer process several weeks before you move. By doing this in stages, you'll ensure that you don't miss out on any essential mail or services when you move into the new property.

4. Not shopping around for moving companies

Most buyers prefer to hire moving companies to pack and move their possessions rather than handle them on their own. Hiring a moving company can make the move much easier and eliminate some of the stress involved with packing. However, not all moving companies are created equal. Not shopping around for moving companies is a common mistake that can cost you money.

You should always start by collecting a list of moving companies and comparing services and overall costs. Get a few different estimates and weigh the pros and cons of each company. It's also a good idea to check out online reviews for each one of the moving companies on your list. These reviews, along with the quotes and any discussions that you've had with employees at the companies, can help you make an informed decision on which moving company is best for your needs.

5. Not consolidating your current home

Failing to consolidate your home through selling, donating, or throwing away certain items can cause you to spend more on moving expenses and create additional work when settling into your new Cascade Village property. Consider adding downsizing to your moving checklist. Set things that you no longer use or don't want to bring into your new space aside and either donate or sell them. Many donations are tax-deductible, offering yet another reason why you should look into consolidating before moving day.

Ron Byrne & Associates can help find your Vail dream property

Moving to Cascade Village is exciting, whether you're brand-new to Vail or have lived in Colorado your whole life. Experiencing the beauty and peace of the area is something that shouldn't be marred by the stress of moving. Avoiding these common moving mistakes will keep your move low-key and enjoyable. If you need help finding your next property in Vail, reach out to Ron Byrne & Associates. An experienced Colorado realtor, Ron Byrne & Associates has the hyper-focused local insights you need to find the home of your dreams. Contact Ron Byrne & Associates today!

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