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Need to Ship Your Belongings Overseas?

by Rosie G. Hernandez 09/15/2019

When you decide to relocate abroad, have it in mind it will be expensive to take your property with you – it will be economically wise to downsize your luggage before packing. The decision on what to travel with should depend solely on priority and necessity. Relocating to a new country is quite an exciting experience but requires a lot of money – considering the number of things you need to sort out. 

Things like shipping, visa, flight ticket, immigration, insurance, etc. can set you back with a considerable amount of cash – and that's excluding the cost of settling in when you arrive your new country. The steps listed below would guide you for a successful and cost-efficient international move. 

Opt for Sea Fright Over Air Freight

The cheapest method for transporting your luggage internationally would be through the sea – it saves you a lot of money as against transporting via air. Aside from the cost-benefit, transporting via sea also allows you to carry as much luggage as you can at a minimal amount. Although transporting via the sea is a lot slower than air, the amount you would save on cost is worth the time. 

Begin Early

When it comes to relocating, especially overseas, timing is everything. Do not delay your preparation as you have a lot to benefit from beginning early. As soon as you are sure of where you are going to, nothing is stopping you from packing your things (after setting a date) and shipping them off. Leaving packing preparations till the last minute would mean two things; either you pay a ridiculous amount to transport your luggage via air or your luggage arrives several weeks later than you. 

Compare Shipping Quotes

It wouldn't make any sense to pay double for a service compared to what you could have gotten from another provider. Before settling on a shipping company to transport your luggage, ensure you have obtained quotes from several shipping companies and compared prices. Be sure you get the best deal. 

Book Flights During Off-Peak Season

The cost of flying long distance cost a fortune. To get the best deal when booking for your trip, you might need to book during off-peak seasons. You should also consider flying at periods where there are not a lot of tourist heading to your destination. 

Sell Off What You Don't Need

When moving to a new country, you would probably not need half the stuff you think you do – be wise in your selection. It's better to go with little belongings, but with enough cash, most of your belongings are replaceable. Sell off things you don't need or things that would cost you less to replace rather than relocate. 

Move to An Economically-Friendly Country

If you are not particular about where you are relocating to, consider relocating to an economically-friendly country. Some countries are a lot more cost-effective to live in than others. If all you want is to get away from home to a country with abundant sunshine, consider countries in Asia over countries like Australia.

About the Author
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Rosie G. Hernandez

Rosie G. Hernandez licensed real estate broker and CEO of Gold Rose Realty has been serving the Miami/Fort Lauderdale real estate market as a full service boutique brokerage firm for 25+ years. 

Her top team of real estate agents provide quality and professional assistance in the sale and purchase of luxury waterfront condos, single family homes and commercial real estate.

They represent both national and international clients on an exclusive basis when buying or selling real estate, so that they are ensured the utmost professional care and guidance.

The teams goal is to make sure their clients make a sound investment so that their real estate transactions are positive and a win win for all.

In addition, they've partnered with a strong team of real estate professionals who offer financial consulting, international and immigration law, real estate title acquisition, certified public accounting services, property inspections, banking and lending in both residential and commercial real estate, architectural design and real estate development.