The best place to start in the relocation process is obtaining a free consultation from a relocation specialist. A relocation specialist is able to provide comprehensive advice concerning a long distance move. Many relocation consultants are even able to work in conjunction with real estate professionals to help a person find a house in the new location. The professional is also able to connect a person with a bank in the new location to discuss the mortgage application process.
Some relocation consultants refer people to a home buying professional. These professionals are experienced in helping people find a house that is at or below market price. Often, homes that are being sold by the owner rather than through a real estate agency are sold for much less than other houses of the same size and quality in the same area. The home locators will understand these differences in market price and can assist a person in finding a perfect home when the person is not able to personally view a property.
Since the relocation specialists are located in the new city, they are aware of which areas are desirable and what kind of amenities are available in each nearby city. These professionals can discuss neighborhood preferences with a client to determine which area is ideal according to the client’s specific needs. For example, a client with a family may be concerned about the quality of local schools and the proximity of a property to parks.
Consultants are able to help the person that is relocating understand the moving process and find a reliable moving company that is able to move personal belongings long distance or internationally. International moves tend to be more difficult because of the distance involved, the possibility of overseas shipping and the fact that the items will probably need to spend some time being inspected in customs before the final leg of the journey can be completed. Movers that specialize in international moves are well informed of the specific laws involved in a move to a certain country.
International relocating companies offer comprehensive services including packing, loading and transporting items. If the moving process is long term, these companies also offer storage services during the interim. Insurance is offered directly by the relocating company, and the company will take care of all of the customs paperwork when the items arrive in the new country. Once the items have been cleared through customs, the company will transport them to the new home. Most relocating services even offer unpacking services at the new location.
While relocating is a daunting process, employing the help of professionals makes the transition more manageable.
by Mary Scarr