I'm relocating to STT towards the end of 2018. Any advice or tips would be great! I've been to STT several times for vacation and I'm heading there next week for scouting. I have several trades I'm going to research while I'm there. I'm a nurse and realtor by trade. I own a small business in advertising and hoping to start a small business (or 2) there. Any suggestions on housing, business, moving, etc.. would be nice. Thanks!
Since your questions are very general here's a general answer.
The best advice its to do initial research by using the dropdown menus at the top of this page (starting on the left and working your way to the right). Read all the material you find there as there is a wealth of information that address ALL of the topic you raised in your inquiry. You should also use the search feature to scan the archives of this forum as there have been literally thousands of threads covering those same topics. After doing that you can come back here and post specific questions that you have which are still unanswered.
If you can, it's also helpful to make a Pre-Move Visit (we call it a PMV) - come not as a tourist on vacation but stay in a small condo or housekeeping unit. Do everyday chores like shopping, banking, paying utility bills, laundry, food shopping - all so you get some idea of what it is like to live on an island rather than being there on vacation. Check out home prices, transportation options, make contacts for employment opportunities, etc. All that will help you when you make your move.
Good luck following your dream.
Thanks. I have been going through this site and researching. It's been helpful. I'm staying for 5 days to do some scouting around town next week. I'm going to try and take 2 more trips there prior to the move as well.
Nurses are always needed. 🙂
You need to check about the realtor rules. I think you have to work under someone locally until you are licensed here.
The DLCA web site should have information on realtor licensing and all other licensing requirements.