San Diego Relocation Guide

Relocating to a new city can be difficult - especially if it's to a city you're not familiar with. You come across challenges that can be overwhelming. Common concerns include settling in a new neighborhood, finding your way in a new city, school info and so on. We understand the emotional stress and financial impact of uprooting your family and possessions from familiar surroundings and starting a new life in an unfamiliar location. 

The information below will be very useful to anyone moving to America's Finest City!

We love San Diego, we know San Diego and this information will certainly help you.


FREE San Diego Relocation Guide

Yes, FREE! We have a 50 page relocation guide for San Diego and local school district packet we would be happy to send to you. This is available to anyone interested and it doesn't matter if you're going to buy or rent. Our goal is to provide valuable information for you to use today and if we can help you purchase a home later on down the road we are here to help. 

To receive your free relocation guide simply click on the CONTACT US button to the right. Complete the form with your contact information & mailing address. Postage is Absolutely FREE, just include your timeline for moving to San Diego and if you're looking to buy or rent. Feel free to include any other information or questions you have.


Moving is NO Fun

Our goal is to help relieve you from the time & stress associated with moving to a new city. We know San Diego inside and out and our knowledge is what we want to use to help reduce the time and headache associated with your move.
Getting Started

Steps to take to relocate to San Diego

  • Request our free relocation guide as mentioned above
  • Consultation over the phone to get to know you and your requirements
  • Start your online home search in San Diego
  • Setup initial meeting at our office or perhaps pick you up at your hotel if you require transportation
  • Initial meeting to review your needs and drive several areas of the city to help you get familiar with certain areas
  • Depending on your purchase timeline we can introduce you to lenders for loan approval if needed
  • Start viewing homes in San Diego with a Team Aguilar REALTOR® 

Whoever you do decide to work with make sure you're working with a REALTOR® 

Note to renters, typically we don't work with renters as we have limited options for homes for rent but we are happy to provide the relocation guide to you absolutely free and below you will find some information about our suggestions for renting a home or apartment in San Diego County.

If you're ready to speak with one of our relocation experts please contact us by calling or completing the contact us form that can be found on the right side of this page.


Getting to Know San Diego

Team Aguilar REALTORS® will quickly familiarize out-of-town buyers with the intricacies of the San Diego real estate market. We can quickly identify the San Diego communities best suited to your unique lifestyle and financial requirement. We do all the market research for you, pinpointing the neighborhoods and properties you should be looking at during your house-hunting trip to San Diego so you can find your dream home in the least amount of time. Typically our first meeting with clients is spent educating you on specific areas you have an interest in. We typically start by meeting at our centrally located office to discuss your goals and then venture out to drive some areas in San Diego to help you become more familiar with them.

Experience with Out-of-Town and International Buyers

Our agents work tirelessly to ensure a smooth and stress free relocation process. We know how difficult moving into a new home can be – especially when that new home is located in a different city, state or country. We have a lot of experience with international clients, we are well positioned to help you and your family settle into your new San Diego home. We know that you'll love living here in San Diego!

Renting in San Diego?

This topic comes up a lot and although REALTORS® have limited access to rentals because many owners will rent them on their own we can help point you in the right direction.

Homes vs Apartments

San Diego Rental ScamsThe first question, are you going to be renting a home or apartment? If you're looking to rent a home the best option for searching continues to be Craigslist but we have to warn you of scams as we see them all the time. Any management company advertising a rental is required to provide their BRE license # in any advertisement. You can verify that you are working with a licensed BRE management agent or company by verifying their license here. Remember that you should never send any money without meeting someone in person and verifying that they are in fact the owner of the property or authorized to manage the home. Remember that if something seems too good to be true it likely is! As for apartments, these are much easier to search for and we always suggest the Apartment Guide for San Diego County

Additional Useful Relocation Information

San Diego Sunshine!

We like to tell people we are selling sunshine and what's not to love about the climate in San Diego. Just check out this nifty image from Wikipedia. It speaks for itself! 

Free San Diego Relocation Guide

Local City Guides

Feel free to view all of our local city guides for San Diego County. You can find them for each city within the county and they are conveniently located on our home page. You will also have the option to search for real estate in San Diego in that particular community.

Local Video Guides

In addition to our city guides and information we have captured literally hundreds of videos over the last few years and they are all available for viewing on our YouTube channel. Check out the Team Aguilar YouTube channel here. You can search by city and view all of our local city tours and video guides. These should really help you get more familiar with San Diego especially if you have never visited. 

DMV in San Diego

Usually a move to a new city will require a trip to the DMV and a trip to your local DMV is likely at the bottom of your list for things you want to do in beautiful San Diego. Here are two tips that should save you a LOT of time. 1. For everyone - use the online DMV scheduler to set an appointment. This will likely save you at least an hour if not more of having to wait in line. 2. The best tip but you have to be a AAA member. Use your tripple AAA membership to go to the DMV, many AAA offices now have DMV offices in them. Although you won't be able to do major tasks like a photo for new drivers license and a behind the wheel drivers exam you should be able to do registration paperwork and a change of address. Check with your local AAA office before heading over.

Short Term Rentals

You may require short term housing and you will have several options we can introduce you to, Extended Stay America is a good option for weekly and up to one month. It's typically a hotel with a small kitchen and 1+ bedroom options making it comfortable for up to 4 people. If you think you may go beyond a month and need short term housing we would suggest looking at the short term apartment rentals that are furnished in the Apartment Guide mentioned above. This option will offer more comfort and be an excellent option for 1-2 months.

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