Relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area to Placer County can be a tall order, but many are doing it.

According to, 170,000 people moved to Sacramento from 2014 to 2015, and a recent Redfin report that detailed migration patterns out of major cities in the U.S. found that San Francisco had the largest net outflow of population, with Sacramento being the top destination.

The prospect of new opportunities for work and school, affordable housing and a fresh start is inspiring and motivating. We are continually seeing more and more families relocate from the Bay Area to Placer County in search of the many things that make this area great. This transition will require a little help, however, as sometimes life can get in the way.

One early roadblock many experience is finding a new home from afar. We get it. Your busy lives can interrupt your efforts to find our dream home in a timely manner!

If you fall into this category, here are some easy tips you can follow to ease your transition from the Bay Area to Placer County.

  • Schedule a virtual showing. Doing so provides instant access while you continue your routine back at home. The power of live video will give you a detailed walk-through in a familiar way. It’s like FaceTime, but for your future home.
  • Enlist family members or friends to scout properties on your behalf. It’s a fun and reliable way to involve your entire family and friends in this process. They know about your tastes, preferences and style, and are likely to help you narrow down your search.
  • Spend a weekend in Placer County. A day trip with the family is the perfect way to take advantage of everything the area offers, introduce your family to their future home and tour a few properties. It’s a win-win in every regard.
  • Find the right real estate agent. To be able to accomplish all of the above, you are going to want to work with a real estate agent who is willing to be flexible and reliable.

Our ambassadors at are here for you. We provide guidance at each step of the way – even if you’re in the early stages of this exciting process of relocating from the Bay Area to Placer County, a place we know you’ll absolutely love.

We’ve designed with you in mind. From real estate resources and content guides, smart property searches, blogs, an events calendar and more, we do our very best to help you get started, then move, live and thrive in your new community.

We hope these tips are helpful as you prepare for your Big Move, which is also the title of our exclusive From the Bay to Placer County moving guide, which you can download here.

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