Q: What is the
first step in beginning the relocation process?
A: Contact a
specialist from Relocation services that can assist you in determining an action plan to
facilitate your move. A.R.E.'s relocation experts will send you
a Relocation Package, arrange a personal
orientation tour, provide rental solutions,
temporary housing, mortgage information, school
reports, community profiles
and cost of living comparisons.
Q: What is the
best way to sell the home I own and purchase another?
A: You must determine
what options are available to you. You may have relocation assistance
through your employer. A relocation professional
can assist you in coordinating and maximizing your corporate benefits.
A financial counselor can advise you as to whether you must sell first
in order to buy, or if you qualify for interim financing and a real
estate professional will assist you in determining the value
of your home and developing a marketing
Q: How do I find
A: AMERICAN REAL ESTATE'S
Relocation Director can recommend an appropriate
associate. This professional will evaluate your needs and assist in selecting
an associate that matches your personality and is familiar with the specific
market that meets your criteria. This relocation professional uses
qualified agents, and will follow you through the move to make sure
you are receiving the best service possible.
Q: How can I
keep my family involved in the move?
A: Families especially
children can get lost in the shuffle. Allow children to communicate
openly about feelings, questions and concerns. Tell them what is going
on and make decisions as a family. Explore communities,
schools, and entertainment
spots together. Assign individual tasks and responsibilities. Include
everyone in the process!
Q: What is the
best way to coordinate the details of my move?
A: Have a moving
schedule. If possible give yourself two months to implement your move.
Decide if you will use professional movers or move yourself. Inventory
your possessions and dispose of unneeded items. Have a garage sale.
Obtain and transfer all personal documents and health records. Use
a change of address kit to notify every one of your new location and
transfer all your present accounts and records. Gather moving supplies,
boxes, tape, packing materials, and markers. Through AMERICAN REAL ESTATE's
Easy Move Program you can coordinate discontinuing utilities and services
at your current location and arrange to have them started at your
new location. Be sure to have a box of necessities and cash on hand
to carry you through the first couple of days in your new home.
Q: What special
assistance is available for corporate group moves?
Relocation Director is an excellent resource for corporate
service programs. You will need as expert to coordinate departure
and destination services, rental assistance, financial services and
move management programs.