If you’re embarking on a relocation, whether across the country or across the world, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Relocation Services can help make the journey smooth and trouble-free.
Our comprehensive suite of services and dedicated team of Relocation Consultants are focused on the specialized needs of individuals and families that are relocating, both domestically and internationally. We provide a wealth of resources and expertise to manage your move, coordinate the details, and help you make the best decisions before, during, and after. Our Relocation Services include:
- Pre-Move Consulting
- Home Selling Assistance
- Home Finding Assistance
- Short-Term Housing
- Mortgage & Insurance Assistance
- Household Goods Shipment
A dedicated Relocation Consultant will oversee everything – coordinating all phases of the move, as well as advising and helping you make a successful transition.
Before the Move
Relocation requires thorough consideration. To make an informed decision, you need to know what to expect and have as much information as possible on your target destination. In the pre-move stage, your Relocation Consultant will help you decide whether the relocation is right for you by conducting a needs assessment, and providing pertinent area information and suggestions.
It’s also important to have a plan. A well-planned move starts with a timeframe that accounts for each step, including the following:
- When to put your current home on the market
- When to visit the new location
- When your spouse/partner should begin a career search
- When to apply for mortgage financing
- When to arrange for shipment of your belongings
Your Relocation Consultant will help you map out a timeframe, and create a detailed plan for your move.
Selling Your Home
A crucial factor in successful relocation is the timely sale of your present home. With Coldwell Banker at your side, you can rest assured that the sale will be managed with expedience and professionalism, so you can focus on your next chapter.
Our specialized marketing assistance program is designed specifically for sellers who are relocating. Your Relocation Consultant will help you select the most qualified sales agent, and work with him or her to evaluate market conditions, develop a marketing strategy, make recommendations for a timely sale, and guide you through the selling process – laying all the groundwork for a successful relocation.
Finding a New Home
As with any move, the first step is identifying a community that makes you feel at home and offers the amenities that are most important to you. This is one of the most important decisions you will make during the relocation process. Following are some of the factors you’ll want to consider:
Home prices and availability
Community services and public transportation
Recreational and leisure activities]
Urban vs. rural settings
School systems and childcare availability
Your Relocation Consultant will help minimize the amount of time it takes to pinpoint the right location, beginning with a thorough needs assessment to identify your preferences and interests. He or she will then provide a customized information package, as well as agent selection, and progress monitoring on an ongoing basis until you have found the right community and a place to call home.
Home Buying & Rental Support
Your Relocation Consultant will connect you with an experienced, relocation-certified sales/rental agent who has a strong local presence and expertise in the area. Your local agent will provide in-depth information, discuss housing costs, meet with you upon arrival, conduct an area orientation, and help you find your new home.
With relocation, there is often a need for short-term housing; for instance, if you need to be at the new location prior to closing on a new home, you’re moving for a short-term assignment, or arriving from overseas. Your Relocation Consultant will help you find properties suited to your temporary needs.
Whether your plan entails buying or renting a home, permanent or temporary, your Relocation Consultant will be available throughout the process to answer questions, address concerns, and provide detailed information to help you make informed decisions.
Your Relocation Consultant will introduce you to a knowledgeable Mortgage Consultant, who can provide prequalification and preapproval assistance, and get the financing process underway. You will likely have a number of loan programs from which to choose, and your Mortgage Consultant will work with you to identify the option that best meets your needs. He or she will then oversee the loan application, underwriting, and closing of the loan.
Your Relocation Consultant can also provide access to a variety of insurance products available from a range of carriers in your new location, from homeowner policies to auto insurance.
Household Goods Shipment
One of the more complex aspects of relocation is the transfer of household goods and personal effects. Fortunately, our program is designed for ease and convenience. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Moving Services provides complete moving coordination, from packing to invoice auditing, to ensure all of your belongings arrive at your new home in a safe and timely manner.
Your Relocation Consultant will connect you with a Move Coordinator, who will assist in preparing and planning for your move, and help you select a trusted moving company. We have established contracts with national and international van lines, and a system designed to provide a high level of customer satisfaction, from door to door, at competitive prices.
For general guidance on planning a move, see Moving into Your New Home.