Corporate Relocation Services: How They Work, What They Do
You’ve accepted a great job in another state. Now, you have to find housing. That can seem like a daunting task when you don't know the area. This is where corporate relocation services come in.
ApartmentGuide explains what corporate relocation companies do, how they can help you and what to expect, when you're moving for work.
They take care of the moving
Corporate relocation companies are hired by your employer. They take care of packing and moving your belongings. This takes a load off of you, so you can focus on having a great first day at work. The truck can get pretty hot. If you’re moving during the summer, they may not be able to pack things like candles, lotions etc. These things may explode or melt in the truck due to the heat.
They help you find a new home
Part of the corporate relocation services package is helping you find a place to live. They have business relationships with the local real estate agents who can help you find a home that suits your needs.
They help you find temporary housing
It’s understandable that you would want to physically see what options you have before jumping into a lease. The time of year which you accept the new position will determine availability. Most companies offer temporary furnished housing (or a hotel) until you can move into your new place.
What about your current lease?
When you accept a job in a new state, companies would rather you start sooner than later. If you are in the middle of a lease, the corporate relocation company will work with your new employer and landlord to buy you out of your lease. The sooner you can move and start work the better.
What about your car?
If you’re flying to your new home, your car will be shipped to you when you move. Typically, you’ll receive a rental car until your vehicle arrives.
What about your pets?
What to do with your pets can be stressful. If you are unable to take your pets with you on the plane or in the car, some companies offer pet relocation services too. You should not have to part with your fur baby simply because you took a job out of state.
What about your belongings?
When you’re ready to move into your new place, the company will bring your belongings to you. The only thing you have to do is unpack. Your items are insured should anything happen to them.
Hot Tip: There is usually a deadline to file a claim, so you want to make sure you are diligent with your unpacking.
What about the boxes?
Once the unpacking is done, you can breathe a sigh of relief. But what do you do with all those boxes? Some companies will come pick them up, but if not, you have options. You can sell them, give them away for free online, or you can take them to your local recycling center.
When you’re starting a new job out of state the last thing you want to worry about is your move. You have a lot on your mind learning a new job and adjusting to a new culture. Moving is hard work, but a good relocation service will effectively ease that burden so you can smoothly transition into your new home.