Last week, Kentucky was visited by Old Man Winter and left with a nice, thick blanket of snow and ice.

Sure, it snows in Kentucky, but we rarely see something like we did last week.  The weather made travel difficult for many, closed schools and even closed businesses in the area.

When something like that happens, it makes us all think about location–where we live and how close or far that is from important places like school, work or church.

The location of our home plays a huge role in our days.  That's why, at Julie Pogue Properties, I've made a commitment to not only helping clients buy and sell houses, but to helping them relocate.

Relocating is more than just moving from one place to another.  Relocating is finding a location that truly fits into the homeowners' work and life plans.

For example, let's say you are very involved in your child's school.  You are an active member of the PTA and the parent of a child who participates in several before- and after-school activities.

Then you decide to move to a new town.  Moving is always a challenge, but moving to a new town is even more challenging.  Most of the time, it would be just as simple to move to a new country- you go knowing nothing about the area to which you are moving either way!

As a relocation specialist, however, my staff wants to make your move as easy as possible.  We can take your information, ask some questions and help narrow your choices down to those that fit into your lifestyle.

Since school activities are such an important part of your life, we would look for homes that are, at the very least, equally distant from school and work.  Because if you are going from home to school to work every morning, then back to school before home in the evening, it only makes sense that your school be between home and work- therefore, cutting down your drive time.  Make sense?

Maybe things like snow really bother you and the thought of driving in those conditions just horrify you.  We then would focus on trying to find you a place where your drive times would be as short as possible and where you can also use public transportation if that's more comfortable for you.

Our relocation services don't end there, though.  And they don't end once your old house is closed or your new house is purchased.