Got a New Job in Another City? Consider Hiring a Relocation Company!

If you have landed your dream job, it can be difficult to say no to moving if the company decides to relocate employees. After all, your house or apartment is where you feel at home, and although your family may move with you, there are many other things you need to leave behind. Not to mention that you need to consider all the time-consuming logistical tasks that need to be done. But do not let the latter get in the way of the new chapter in your life. You can always hire a relocation company to make your move as smooth as possible!

As the name suggests, a relocation company works such that they take care of your move while you can focus on your work and settle in. If you need a visa, they will take care of that and all the other paperwork involved in relocating. They can help you sell your old accommodation and find a new one, as well as transport all your belongings into your new home. They take care of the hard work so you have time to actually enjoy the move!

Employee Relocation Services Explained

Today’s job market is increasingly competitive, so people with the strongest skills and experience usually land the best jobs, which may require the relocation of perfect candidates. This also goes for companies who need to relocate, as they often want their best employees to join them. 

If you are employed by a successful business, they may offer you help with the relocation through a so-called relocation service which the company pays for but which you often have to hire yourself. That said, you need to carefully consider which relocation company to choose so that you get value for money.

Consider All Expenses

Moving is never cheap. That is why you need to carefully consider all the expenses that will be incurred to ensure that the move does not smash you or your employer. The job you are about to start (or already work for) may only cover some of the costs of the relocation – and not all of them. That is why you need to be sure about exactly how much your employer will pay for the move and how much you will have to cover yourself. Some fees may also be considered as deductions and you may be able to get the money back later – as long as you keep the receipts. If this is the case, you must have the capital required to pay upfront.

It is therefore a good idea to start by writing down all your expenses and setting your budget based on how much money you or your company can pay for the relocation. Prices can vary significantly between moving companies, so you will want to know what you have on your hands before you start comparing quotes.

Compare Quotes to Get the Best Deal

Once you know roughly how much the move might cost, it is time to start comparing the different relocation services available in your area. Unlike the usual moving companies that only do the actual moving of your belongings, there are not as many relocation companies; however, there are still many to choose from. To make sure you get the best deal, it is a good idea to compare quotes. This way you will not settle for the first best, but rather ensure a fair price for the service you get.

You can either use a website that compares different relocation services and get several quotes directly from there or ask for quotes from various firms yourself. We recommend that you have 3-5 quotes to choose from, as this allows you to compare them in terms of prices, conditions, benefits, and so on. The good thing about getting various quotes is that it is both free and non-binding. So, if you do not find a service that meets your or your employer’s requirements, it does not matter quite so much. Then, you can always request new quotes from other firms and see if they have better offers.

Regarding the Costs in the City You Are Moving To

Capital cities are generally more expensive than smaller cities, and this is also an expense that is important to consider – even before signing a contract with a moving company or agreeing to the relocation. Unless your employer raises your salary or plans to help you with finances when you move to a more expensive city, you may need to rethink your budget to make ends meet. 

Sure, it might be worth it in the end with the new opportunities you will get, but we still suggest you consider this carefully to make sure the move does not do you more harm than good. In the end, it is really just about your job – you should not give up on anything that you do not want to!

Huynh Nguyen

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