Relocating?

engelsDouglas Engels
1881 Western Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Direct: 518-724-7040
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Another city. Another state. Another part of the world.

WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Northeast Group has assembled the most experienced and well-respected relocation staff of any real estate company in the Capital Region. This team stands ready to assist you locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to providing a full portfolio of relocation services, we have established relationships with major corporations and real estate companies in the Capital District, Upstate New York and all across the country, not to mention access to Brokers world wide. Our membership in the Weichert Broker Network provides exclusive opportunities to work with clients referred by our fellow WEICHERT affiliates. These relationships create a strong stream of business and represent multiple sources of potential buyers for properties listed with WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Northeast Group.

Our relocation services include:

  • Individual Needs Assessment and Counseling – We want to understand your relocation wants and needs.
  • Home Marketing Assistance – Getting your home sold for the most money in the least amount of time.
  • Relocation Guides – Maps and up to date local information on dining, lodging, leisure activities and the local economy.
  • Mortgage Pre-Approval – Getting you closer to purchasing the home of your dreams.
  • Temporary Living Coordination – When renting is necessary prior to buying.
  • Rental Assistance – If a short term work assignment is in your future, we can help you find a rental for you, whether it’s an apartment or a single family home.
  • Community Area Tours - When considering a move to the Capital District, we can assist you in familiarizing you with the area and all that it has to offer, from neighborhoods to parks to shopping.

Welcome to the Capital Region of New York State!

Diverse neighborhoods, great schools, thriving cultural attractions, four-seasons of activites and a strong sense of community; this is New York's Capital Region. This area covers eleven counties and is home to more than one million people. Our ethnic diversity offers a variety of sights, sounds and tastes and our recreation choices are second to none. Home to world-class educational and research facilities, our growing high tech economy is rich with opportunity and offers a quality of life and cost of living that are among the best in the country.

Housing costs in the Capital District are less than the national average and offer a wide variety of styles and architectural flavors. From urban brownstones to suburban colonials to country estates and farms, there are many options to satisfy every lifestyle. Weichert agents will arrange for area tours in the communities that interest you and will work closely with you to determine what type of home you desire. They will arrange showings of houses for sale that closely match your requirements and will guide you through the entire process, from obtaining financing to setting up a home inspection to completing the transaction on your closing date. Weichert agents will ease the process for transitioning families, guiding you through your home purchase or sale every step of the way. Are you ready to get started? Contact any of our four area offices; Clifton Park, Delmar, Guilderland or Saratoga Springs. We stand ready to assist you and look forward to putting our neighborhood knowledge and real estate expertise to work for you!  

Capital Region of New York State School Information

Upstate New York is home to some of the best schools, public and private, in the state. With the growing high tech and global economy that is emerging in the Capital Region there is a strong emphasis, in some districts, on focusing studies on math, science and technology, preparing students with the skills necessary to be successful in college and tomorrow's workforce. The links below will provide you with information regarding enrollment, demographics, attendance, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post graduate plan, career and technical education and much more as well as fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the state. For each reporting year, a companion database containing statewide data in many of the above areas is also provided for statisical analysis purposes. To get started researching area school districts please explore the links below.

New York State School Information
Business Journal School Report
Tech Valley High School

If you would like community information or have any questions regarding homes for sale in any particular school district please call us at any of our four area offices or request information via the form below.

Moving Timetable

Six Weeks Before Moving

  • Make an inventory of everything to be moved.
  • Collect everything not to be moved for a garage sale or charitable donation.
  • Contact the charity for date/time of pickup. Save receipts for tax records.
  • Select mover, arrange for exact form of payment at destination (cash, check). Get cartons and packing materials to start packing NOW, unless you have packing services.
  • Contact insurance agent to transfer/cancel insurance coverage.
  • Check with employer to find out what moving expenses they will pay.

Four Weeks Before Moving

  • Notify all magazines of change of address.
  • Check with veterinarian for pet records and immunizations.
  • Contact utility companies for refunds of deposit, set turn-off date.
  • Contact broker in new community to set up utility turn-on date.
  • Dry clean clothes to be moved, pack in protective wrappers.
  • Collect everything you have loaned out and return everything you have borrowed.
  • Service power mowers, boats, snowmobiles, etc. that are to be moved, drain all gas/oil to prevent fire in moving van.
  • Check with doctors and dentists for all family records and prescriptions.
  • Get children's school records.
  • Check freezer and plan to use up food over next 2-3 weeks.
  • Remove all jewelry and other valuables to a safe deposit box or other safe place to prevent loss during move.
  • Give away or arrange for transportation of house plants (most moving companies will not move plants, especially in winter). Plants also can be sold at a garage sale or given as thank you gifts.

One Week Before

  • Transfer or close checking and savings accounts. Arrange for cashier's check or money order to pay moving company on arrival to new community.
  • Have automobile serviced for trip.
  • Fill out Post Office change of address forms, give to postmaster.
  • Check and make inventory of all furniture for dents and scratches, notify moving company of your inventory and compare on final day.
  • Dispose of all combustibles and spray cans (spray cans can explode or burn).
  • Pack a separate carton for cleaning materials and tools.
  • Separate cartons and luggage you need for personal travel.
  • Organize at least one room in the house for packers and movers to work freely.
  • Cancel all newspapers, garden service, snow removal, etc.
  • Review the entire list to make certain that you haven't overlooked anything. Check and double-check everything you have done before it's too late.

Moving Day

  • Plan to spend the entire day at the house. Last minute decisions must be made by you. Don't leave until after the movers have gone.
  • Hire a sitter or send the kids to a friend's house for the day.
  • Stay with the moving van driver to oversee inventory.
  • Tell packers and/or driver about fragile or precious items.
  • Make a final check of the entire house- basement, closets, shelves, attic, garage, every room.
  • Approve and sign Bill of Lading; if possible accompany driver to the weigh station.
  • Double check with driver to make certain moving company records show the proper delivery address for your new house. Verify the scheduled delivery date, too.
  • Give driver phone numbers both here and in new community to contact you in case of a problem.
  • Get complete routing information from the driver and phone numbers so you can call the driver or company while en route.
  • Disconnect all utilities and advise the Realtor who sold or is selling your house.
  • Lock all doors and windows. Advise your Realtor and neighbors that the house is empty.

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