For those moving to London and in the market for a house it would be in their best interest to fly out to London for as long as possible before the move and physically look for a home best suited to their family’s needs. Scouting for homes over the internet certainly helps to see what’s available as well as possibly helping to narrow down one’s list, but it can’t compare to seeing and touching a potential home. A home may look good in pictures, but only by seeing, touching and smelling it can guarantee it’s the right one.

Giving a future home a pre-move visit can also serve another function. It’s also an opportunity to experience the layout and determine what needs to be done before international relocation. It, also, might shed light on issues one hadn’t considered when first thinking about moving. Of particular importance to those with a family is coming over for an early visit and taking the chance to ask for firsthand advice on what schools are available for your kids and touring those.

A pre-move visit is doubly important for anyone who has never been through an international relocation, knows nothing about London and moving here and needs to become familiar with transportation options and the city layout.  By finding a home in person those moving to London can work closely with relocation agents to discover where the nearest places (to one’s new home) are for offering everything a family may need from general grocery items to doctors and a library.

True, these things might seem trivial when sitting in one’s cozy home in the States, but after moving one will wish they had investigated prior to the international relocation.  With so much to do after the plane touches down Americans moving here should do everything in their power to visit their new city before the big move to ensure a smooth international relocation.

International relocation and local relocation services can be a seemingly complicated affair, akin to a military undertaking. In that respect, families will want to have planned for every eventuality and an earlier visit before moving here can only help in that planning.