With more and more people switching to working from home, many
entrepreneurs decide to relocate when they set up a new business. When you're
no longer tied to living close to your office, you have a lot more flexibility
to find your dream house in your dream location and at a lower price.
However, moving house can be time-consuming, so taking it on when you're
also setting up your new business can seem overwhelming. This is why you
need a local realtor by your side — Jan Kabbani has the expertise you need to navigate the
Arizona market. Here are some of our favorite tips to help you find the perfect
home office and kick off your new business with a bang.
Research different locations
before buying. Make the most of the flexibility that comes from
working from home to expand your search into neighborhoods that may be
further away but come at lower prices. Still, make sure that you select
locations that offer the
amenities you need for your personal and work life.
Compare home prices in the
different areas that tick all your boxes. This can be especially useful
in a competitive and expensive market like Scottsdale where median prices
for homes are at almost $700K. Also, consider
consulting a real estate agent to walk you through the options available
in each location.
you struggle to find a house that meets all of your personal and office
space requirements in the area you've chosen, consider a custom-built house. It will take a bit more effort
before you move in, but you'll have a home perfectly suited to all your
Schedule some downtime around
your moving day. Moving can be stressful enough without having to run
between customer meetings at the same time. Try to reschedule any
deadlines or calls to another date.
Hire a professional moving
company. They can take care of all of the heavy lifting while you
concentrate on your business needs.
Register your business at your
new address. You might want to consult a lawyer or a financial advisor to see
what type of business best suits your needs, but many entrepreneurs go for
an LLC. It offers limited liability, along with tax advantages and little
paperwork. You can consult a formation service to check out the
requirements specific to AZ.
Create a productive
workspace by maximizing natural light and selecting ergonomic
furniture. You might even consider a standing desk to help your back if you spend long
hours on the computer.
Stay on top of your accounting
and tax requirements. You can take advantage of the many easy-to-use
software options available today. And if you really struggle with numbers,
you may want to consider signing up for an online degree in accounting.
You will get invaluable skills that will help you with bookkeeping as well as the
general decision-making in your business.
Block enough time in the day for
you to unwind and spend time with your family and friends. It can
be easy to get sucked into your to-do list when you're starting on a new
business venture, but having a good rest will help your
mindset and productivity.
budgeting for your home running costs, make sure you split out the business-related
expenses such as internet, electricity, or other utilities.
We hope that these tips have inspired you to take the leap towards
entrepreneurship today. It will take some time and effort, but once you're set
up in your new office and smashing out your business goals in an inspiring
location, you will see that it was all worth it! Connect with Jan to start your home search
today! (602) 739-5050