Tips for Planning a Move to South Carolina


You are probably reading this because you are considering making the big leap to move to South Carolina. Did you know that in 2021, South Carolina was the third most-moved-to state in the U.S. according to a study by United Van Lines?

Whether you are moving here with a partner or coming here by yourself (perhaps to find love!), a move is always challenging and stressful. But whether it’s your first move or 10th, keeping the stress level down is important and achievable. The Myrtle Beach real estate pros at The Boyd Team offer five  tips for planning a move to South Carolina.


Research and plan ahead, including using online doctors

If you are moving here by yourself, the first step is research. What neighborhoods do you want to live in? What schools are nearby? What is the crime rate like in the area? Researching ahead of time can help you make a more informed decision and prepare for your move. It’s also important to plan ahead with your current landlord or contactor about your move-out date and end-of-lease responsibilities.

One of the tricky aspects of moving is figuring out your new doctor situation during the transition phase. Going without medical care is certainly not an option; fortunately, online doctors are available for consultation and for prescribing needed medications. When you access an online doctor, you can discuss matters with a board-certified physician without leaving your home, and it’s as easy as making an appointment, which can be done the same day, speak with a doctor, and then pick up your prescribed medications as needed. This convenient service is covered by most insurance providers, giving you assurance and confidence that you’ll receive care during your move.


Don’t wait until the last minute

It’s always advisable to start planning for a move well before the deadline. This will give you a chance to locate and research new neighborhoods, find out about the area schools, learn about the local commute, and more. Call on The Boyd Team, which is intimately familiar with the area and answer many, if not all, of your questions.

You may also want to research what is needed for your new state’s driver’s license and how much it will cost you. You can find this information on the South Carolina DMV’s website. If you wait until the last minute, it’ll be more stressful and chaotic when you are trying to pack up everything and get on the road. Researching ahead of time will help keep your stress levels down during this big transition.


Hiring professional help is worth it

If you’re moving to South Carolina and have never done it before, you may think you can do it on your own. But don’t underestimate the amount of work that goes into planning a move, especially if you need to find a new place to live. notes that it’s best to hire professionals to help with packing, loading, and unloading your belongings, and more. If you want to save money, use professional movers instead of renting a truck or renting equipment for self-move.

Similarly, if you’re looking to start a business in the state, you’ll have to do the research and the legwork to structure your business correctly and ensure that it hits the ground running. This can be another burden on your plate, especially if you are also navigating an interstate move. To simplify the process, consider outsourcing this task to a formation service that can complete the steps affordably and quickly.


Stay in touch with your support network

It’s important to stay in touch with the people who love you and care about you. We all have a support network of friends and family that we can call on if we need help or just want to hear a familiar voice. 

When you move, it is so important to take the time to visit your loved ones as often as possible. It’s also important to stay in touch with your friends by email, phone, text, or social media (or whatever form of communication feels most natural for you). 

You might think that you are going somewhere new and exciting, but it can be hard not to be able to share this experience with your loved ones. Stay in touch and make sure that your current connections don’t fade away.

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Whether you’re buying your first home, second home, or investment property, The Boyd Team of Beach Realty Group is intimately familiar with the area, committed to making your move truly successful. Call or text today for more info! 843-222-8566