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Fort Myers Moving Guide

The step-by-step guide to simplify your Fort Myers move.

Moving to a new city is exciting, yet can be stressful at the same time if you don’t plan ahead. There are lots of things to juggle such as arranging for the sale of your existing home, scheduling movers, securing your new job, getting your kids enrolled in a new schools, obtaining your new Florida driver’s license, locating new family physicians, and the list goes on and on… For your convenience, I’ve assembled a step-by-step checklist of items to guide you through the relocation process.

My Checklist for future Fort Myers residents.

( INITIAL planning stage )

  • Come Visit Fort Myers
    There's no better way to experience the sights, sounds and beauty of Fort Myers than to visit us!   Bring the the kiddos, your beach gear and come check out our gorgeous white sand beaches, visit our downtown area, check out popular local attractions and experience our local cuisine. If you plan flying into SW FLorida International Airport, which is just east if I-75, click the link below to search available flights and prices. Search Flights
  • Connect with Me!
    Once you know the specific days you'll be in town, your next step is to connect with me. I look forward to meeting you! Once I learn what types of property you're looking for, as well as your specific criteria and budget, we can start looking at all options available to you via phone and email. Then, when you arrive in town, I'll have the property showings conveniently setup around your schedule.
( AFTER your offer is accepted )

  • Start Planning Your Move to Fort Myers
    Once an offer is accepted on your new home, a specific closing date will be set. This is the date of which you can officially take possession of your new place. If you're the planning type like me, you will definitely want to start planning your move and begin deciding what you’ll be bringing with you. I also recommend contacting moving companies right away to find out their avaiability and rates. Also, if you need to list your current residence for sale, I am glad to refer you to a real estate professional in your home town.
  • Arrange for Your New Utilities
    As a general rule, it's good idea to start reaching out to your new utility companies at least a couple weeks ahead of your scheduled closing date. This ensures that the utility companies will have plenty of time to schedule a service call for any setup services or equipment needing to be installed. For your convenience, I have listed our local Lee County utility providers below.
    Electric Utility Co.
    (800) 599-2356
    Gas Utility Co.
    (239) 690-5508
    Cable TV/Internet
    (239) 690-5508
    Cable TV/Internet
    (239) 201-2305
  • Enroll the Kids in School
    If you're moving to Fort Myers and you have children, you’ll definitely want to get them enrolled within the Lee County School District. For your convenience, I have included the link to find out the elementary, middle and high school closest to your new Fort Myers residence.
    Locate Your New School by Zone
    Lee County - New Student Enrollment
  • Register to Vote in Lee County
    It's your civic duty to vote. As such, as a new resident of Lee County, you'll definitely want to register to be able to vote. Below is the link to register.
    Register to Vote.
  • Register to Drive in Florida
    This step is only required if you are moving to Fort Myers from out of state. As part of being a brand new Florida resident, you will need to establish your driver's license as well as register your vehicle with the state. I've included the links below.
    Lee County - Get Your Drivers License
    Lee County - New Vehicle Registration
  • Find a Fort Myers Doctor and Dentist
    Upon your relocation to Fort Myers, it's important to find a good family doctor and dentist when for regular healthcare services and check-ups. Below is a popular web site I recommend to my clients which will help you locate your new Fort Myers care providers. Even if your new employer provides healthcare coverage, you can still read patient reviews regarding the physicians in your employer network.
    HealthGrades.com

Jenna Scharf

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