thinking of moving from nj to rochester ny - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View marcusmcpainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default thinking of moving from nj to rochester ny

I have been a painting contractor for 12 years on my own and painting for20( with the exception of four years in the marines i have always painted) I have have a good business in nj Just started to make money in the last 5 years my sister and parents live in rochester ny they love it I live in summit nj 12 miles outside of nyc problem is cost of living here is insane the house i grew up in my father bought for $18000 in 1964 if i wanted to buy it today it would cost me 1.2mil cost of living is much less in rochester and well i geuss what i am asking is has any one moved there business from one locale to another and what were the positives and negatives
marcusmcpainting is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
....
 
timhag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,698
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 244
Thanked 313 Times in 218 Posts
View timhag's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Should have your family in rochester start passing the word around, maybe do some advertising for you. Take a weekend and get some fliers out in that area, the bottom line is, you gotta do what you gotta do to make it happen. You started your business in NJ, you know what you need to do............get busy brother.
__________________
Bring it!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

timhag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
Flog a Mocker
 
Tonyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,493
Rewards Points: 116
Thanks: 522
Thanked 641 Times in 357 Posts
View Tonyg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

My wife and I were seriously thinking last year about moving a few hours away to head to the mountains. We scouted property and business opportunities and almost made the move.

My plan was to start making trips to spend a few days every couple of weeks up there to start working on new business. I figured I would have to just schedule a week here and a week there to commute to take on some projects. The only way to get started is to pick up some local references and referalls and get your foot in the door with a contractor or two. I had hoped after about 6 months I could sustain the move.
Tonyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-19-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
premierpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,533
Rewards Points: 516
Thanks: 549
Thanked 1,001 Times in 524 Posts
View premierpainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

THe cost of living is very high here in NJ. There is a reason for that. Your cost of living will be lower in NY and your income will be lower. We considered moving to NC last year. We could sell our house here for $800k and buy the same house for $300 there. I just can't justify the move due to less income. THink about it carfully. I have a friend who lives and works in the upstate area and can't afford to pay attention. Do your investigation prior to picking up all that you have.
premierpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
vermontpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 3,091
Thanked 5,929 Times in 3,434 Posts
View vermontpainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Hi Marcus and welcome to painttalk.

These guys raise some good points about markets. Personally I would rather pay a higher cost of living to live and work in a market that has property values and more business potential.

My sister in law moved to Rochester a couple of years ago. She stayed for 3 months and then moved back here. We went over for both moves. We spent a total of two weekends there, and it didnt seem to be a particularly inspired or bustling area. I could be wrong. Maybe some of the guys here on painttalk have more firsthand knowledge of the area...



__________________
Scott


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
vermontpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
GMack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 551
Rewards Points: 514
Thanks: 28
Thanked 138 Times in 61 Posts
View GMack's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Also Marcus . . . most people believe that the most ridiculous regional accents are spoken by New Yorkers or Bostonians, both of whom have trouble pronouncing their r's, among other things. But this isn't true. The Rochester accent is a sleeper but, IMO, even tougher to tolerate than the aforementioned. The day after Friday is not called Saturday in Rochester; It's called "Seeyaterdee." Beware of Rochester.
__________________
GMack
GMack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
maybe moving to Arizona Paint Works General Painting Discussion 23 12-01-2008 10:45 AM
Is anyone else thinking of building an ark? Kelly Painting Off Topic (Non Trade) 10 08-15-2008 03:37 PM
Thinking Skills Brian Business, Marketing, and Sales 11 05-22-2008 06:52 PM
Moving to Reading, Pa 4ThGeneration General Painting Discussion 2 03-22-2008 07:39 AM
when do you start thinking about the Fall (Autumn)? mailman Business, Marketing, and Sales 5 07-03-2007 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com