Why you’ll need a relocation specialist if your company is moving

When the place you work for decides to move to another part of the country or even world you may have mixed feelings.  Firstly, pleased or even relieved that the company wants you to go with them, secondly you look forward to a new start and a new adventure and thirdly you may even be offered more money to relocate.  After the initial euphoria however you may come back down to earth with a bump.  What a lot of things to consider!  Especially if you have a family.  What if you are moving to an area that you don’t know or have heard bad things about?  What about schools, how do you know which one to choose and where might you be able to practice your most favourite hobby?  How will you make friends in your new area? How will your partner find work?  All these things can take the shine off moving because your company values you enough to want you to!

Making property hunting simple

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You may decide to get house hunting straight away, spending your free time travelling to the place you are relocating to, viewing houses, getting to know the area and seeing what it has to offer.  You might even start calling round schools, to see if they can offer your children a place and viewing leisure facilities online.  In an ideal world all this is exactly what you should be doing of course but life isn’t ideal and things may start to fall apart.  What if you don’t have the time or money to go to the other end of the country every weekend?  What if you have no idea which area is right for you? What if you don’t know which schools are in the right catchment area for where you might live and what are the chances you could get your children in regardless of area. Your children and partner might not want to spend weekend after weekend going up and down the motorway and the novelty of moving may soon wear off.

This is where a relocation service comes in.  They are with you from start to finish and will usually end up saving you time and money, maybe even your sanity!  A relocation services company will help people move from one location to another, this might bet within the same county, outside of it or even overseas. They are responsible for making the whole moving process for clients and as stress free as possible. Some of them can provide a bespoke service for their clients to make sure that they will be calm and reassured through out the whole transfer of location.

Property viewing at your convenience

Lets say you are going to relocate to Sheffield for example.  You don’t know the area, you know its famous for its steel and a few bands but nothing more than that.  Where to start?  The internet is great for viewing properties online, but they often turn out to be very different in reality.  A relocation professional will get a wish list for your whole family, they will source and view as many properties as possible in an area for you.  The best relocation services will offer you virtual viewings so you can even accompany your relocation worker even though you can’t be there in person. This will allow you to see the street, the houses position on the road, if it is overlooked, get an idea of the neighbourhood and the aspect of the garden.  All things you can’t do simply by looking online.  A relocation service will shortlist properties for you, saving you hours of trawling the web and travelling to and from your new destination. They will also find out about public transport, playgroups, restaurants, bars etc, alleviating any fears about how you will spend your free time in your new town or city.

Learn the area and get a great deal

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Relocation specialists will also negotiate you a good deal on a property as they are not percentage based and don’t’ work for any specific estate agent.  They won’t just do the house hunting though, they do much much more.  A good relocation service will find out everything there is to know about the area you are moving to and if you select a relocator who is based in the area you are moving to you can guarantee that they know the area inside out and know what each area offers. There is absolutely no substitution for local knowledge and having a contact in the area you are relocation to.  People who use local relocation service providers are usually far happier than those who use anonymous property hunters.  Someone who knows the area will know the intricacies of the area.  One end of a road can be very different, one person’s up and coming area is another person’ s nightmare. Your relocation worker will know everything there is to know about an area, giving you someone you can fully trust and rely on to get you exactly what you need.

A smooth ride into your new venture

Now that you know where you will be moving to its time that you should be looking for the right removal company to help you out with your move. If you have used a relocation service then they will do this for you.. All you have to do is work out how involved you want to be.  Do you want someone to pack for you or do you prefer to do it yourself.  Do you have delicate and valuable articles that you need protecting?  What’s your budget? .For a relatively small cost, everything about your actual move can be taken care of leaving you to get on with your life.. Why would you spend hours and hours looking for a property, hundreds of pounds in travelling costs and an unlimited amount of time worrying and organising when you can pay someone to do it for you.  Many businesses will pay a relocation service for you or will give you your own budget to use how you see fit.  Here at Steel City Relocation Services, we hope our team of professionals will be able help you make a smooth ride into your new venture! Contact us today on: 0114 3485537