Seven Tips to Consider if Relocating for Work

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Under the leadership of Mark Olsen, Parsifal Corporation strives to develop quality products and services associated with auditing, billing, and relocation management. Parsifal Corporation is also the developer of MyReloWork, an advanced relocation management tool for employers and their transferring employees. The following tips may prove useful to employees preparing to undergo a job transfer that requires them to move.

1. Use employer supported resources. Many employers offer relocation services for employees undergoing a transfer, such as assistance with transportation expenses and housing searches. If your employer does not openly offer, you may try requesting them.

2. Plan ahead. A successful move involves planning ahead and making the right decisions for you and your family regarding neighborhood, travel distance to work, and similar considerations. Do research and become familiar with the area you will be moving to.

3. Keep your budget in mind. Develop a relocation budget that leaves leeway for unexpected costs and charges.

4. Factor in family needs. If your family unit includes a spouse or children, you will also need to help them adjust to the new environment. For instance, you may need to help a spouse find a new job or research the best schools for children.

5. Choose the right realtor. Make sure you choose an experienced real estate agent to list your home to receive a realistic estimate of your home’s worth and how long selling it might take. In addition, do similar research for a realtor in your new hometown.

6. Decide upon moving services. Determine what kind of moving services you will need and begin making arrangements. You may want to use an insured, reputable moving company for long-distance moves, particularly those with long-distance experience.

7. Stay organized. Keep important documents, contact information, and other essential items together for easy access. You might also want to keep a to-do list to help remind you what you have finished and what remains to do.