By Kathy Nunn
Summary: Hiring an international relocation agent can get your move abroad off to a good start.
Relocating should be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of our lives. We have the chance to explore new places, make new friends and reinvent ourselves! Often, however, what started as the adventure of a lifetime can deteriorate into a time consuming slog!
That is where a good relocation consultant can assist. Long before your arrival date your consultant will get in touch with you to find out what makes your family tick, what your hopes are for your new destination and to work out how best to help you. They can talk to you about suitable suburbs and explain the subtle differences between one place and another. If you need assistance with education, they will be able to give you an honest rundown of the options.
By the time you arrive you will already be quite familiar with your destination city and clear about the kind of choices that are ahead of you. The consultant will also be prepared with suitable home and school options so that those choices are as easy as possible. A good consultant will have excellent relationships with real estate agents and it is likely that some of what you see will not yet be officially listed. The consultant will also give you the best possible opportunity of having your application on any rental accepted. At a time when rental properties are in short supply in Australia, this can not be underestimated.
The result of this is that you spend the least time possible in short term accommmodation and the cost of the relocation in time and money is minimised.
You will also find that relocation consultants can assist you in developing a network so that you settle in much more quickly.
Enjoy the adventure and let your consultant make it as stress free as possible!
First Published: Mar 08, 2008