Relocation is not for DummiesCertainly any move can be difficult, with a host of issues to cope with, before, during and after, and plenty of coordination.

To learn more about relocation, why not visit my YouTube Channel Playlist of RELOCATION TIPS AND ADVICE (19 short videos with great tips and advice about relocating), viewable on your iPhone, iPad, Smartphone and laptop.

Also check out HOME BUYING TIPS AND ADVICE and HOME SELLING TIPS AND ADVICE (both are a series of short informational videos)

Relocation over a significant distance is even more complex, especially if you are moving to a new area and also have to coordinate jobs, family, kids, pets, and cars, in addition to buying a new home and selling your current house.

You’ll find plenty of information here to help you along the way.

I have relocated 4 major times, most recently from the Boston area to California, so I am familiar with the complexities of making such a move, and am happy to help you make your move as smooth and trouble-free as possible. I’ve also had experience moving kids, pets and cars.

In addition to the information in the following articles, you can also learn more by visiting my relocation blog, RELOCATION A TO Z.

And ask about my 5-page RELOCATION CHECKLIST and the QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MOVERS CHECKLIST – give me a call/text me (760) 840-1360 or email me at

Relocation Tips and Advice – Article and Video Series

Relocation Tips and Advice from Jeff Dowler, CRS

How do You Find the Right Realtor to Help in Your Relocation?

Video 4 in my relocation tips and advice series is about issues you should consider when seeking a REALTOR to helpĀ  in your relocation. You can read the full article… Read more »

Why You MUST Get Pre-Approved for Your Relocation (Video #2)

If you are relocating and selling your home, and plan to buy another in your new location, it is essential that you GET PRE-APPROVED early in the process. If you… Read more »

Moving with a Relocation Package or a Relocation Company (Video #3)

If you are moving and your employer has provided you with a RELOCATION PACKAGE, and you are working with a RELOCATION COMPANY, there are some important things you need to… Read more »

Relocation Expenses – Video 1 in My Relocation Tips and Advice Video Series

Here are some important things to know about RELOCATION EXPENSES and why you should keep track of them Check out my relocation blog, RELOCATION A TO Z for more information… Read more »

Relocation Tips and Advice, A New VIDEO Series

I’ve started a new video series on RELOCATION TIPS AND ADVICE. If you are planning a significant move, whether you’ve do e this before or not, I think you’ll find… Read more »

Relocation Services

Are your relocating to or from the Carlsbad CA area? Theses are some of the relocation services I offer my buyer and seller clients

Questions You Should Ask Your Movers

Here are some questions I suggest you ask movers, especially if you are moving a substantial distance. These come from my own personal experience with multiple moves but 4 major… Read more »

Driving on the Southern California Freeways – Things to Know

If you are relocating here there are some things to know about our major roads, in addition to the fact that we call them FREEWAYS, not HIGHWAYS as we did… Read more »

8 Tips for Your Relocation (Part 3 of a 3-Part Series)

In this last article in the series on RELOCATION TIPS we talk about 3 important issues – (1) flexibility; (2) financial issues; and (3) lifestyle changes Read the full article… Read more »

8 Tips for Your Relocation (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series)

  In Part 2 of this series of RELOCATION TIPS for your move to Carlsbad or elsewhere in Southern California, we talk about (1) the disadvantage of being at a… Read more »

8 Tips for Your Relocation (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series)

A RELOCATION is always a challenging proposition, with many tasks to be accomplished in order to make it all happen successfully. Having moved a bunch of times both locally as… Read more »