How to Prepare for A Corporate Relocation
Updated: Oct 25
Does your company have the possibility of relocation? Did your employer announce a corporate relocation? Do you just want to learn more about corporate relocation in case it happens one day? If your answer to any of the questions above is a "yes", you're in the right place. We hope this is exciting news for you! If not, don't worry, we got you! In this post, we have gathered some tips you may want to keep in mind when preparing for corporate relocation in which we're sure can ease your anxiousness.
What Is Corporate Relocation?
Corporate relocation means an employer transfers an employee from one location to another and pays for the entire or part of the moving expenses. This would be a very prominent change to both your career and personal life so you want to make sure it goes smoothly. It's always important to plan things ahead so you don't have to do everything last minute and stress out when the day arrives.
Tips on How to Prepare for Corporate Relocation
Know Your Relocation Package
Your employer will likely offer you a relocation package that outlines what would be covered by the company. Make sure you carefully read all the details and get yourself familiar with it. You may wonder what is included in a typical relocation package. A corporate relocation package usually covers your moving expenses, the costs for storing your furniture and other household goods, cost for temporary housing, part or all of the cost for move-related property transactions (e.g. commission you'll pay to the real estate agent), utilities costs, just to name a few. To learn more about what a corporate relocation package should include, check out this article. Make notes on anything in the package that you're not sure about and any questions that come across your mind.
Ask Questions & Negotiate
Now that you are familiar with your relocation package and know what you want to ask regarding the package, you can ask your employer's HR department the questions you have. If you know someone who has relocated before, it's a great idea to ask them to share their experience. They may be able to give you suggestions on what to ask as well! There may also be some things that you wish to be covered in the package but are not included. If that's the case, feel free to negotiate with HR. Don't be scared to ask because you want to avoid any confusion. Your employer doesn't know what you want so you'll have to tell them. It doesn't mean you'll get it but it never hurts to ask!
Search for Short Term Rentals
Look for temporary housing ahead of time! This is a very important part so you don't want to wait until the last minute. When searching for short term rentals, You should look for furnished accommodation as that can save you lots of time from getting the place ready for move in. All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. Our suites have 2x more space than your average hotel room and you get the entire place by yourself. We have a variety of suite options ranging from studios to 2 bedroom suites so you can definitely find one that accommodates your needs. Just looking for a place for yourself or an economy stay? Our studios may be a good choice for you! Each studio has a queen size bed with a private bathroom (with a bathtub!) Looking for a place for your entire family? Our 2 bedroom suites can accommodate up to 5 people! Each of these has 2 separate bedrooms with 2 queen size beds and a large sofa bed, 2 private bathrooms with a bathtub and a study area. We even have a washer/dryer in all our suites. With all these features, staying in any of our suites will definitely make you feel at home. Still wondering why us? Location, location, location! We're located in the heart of Toronto's most upscale neighborhood at the corner of Yorkville & Avenue Rd. The best thing is, we offer special rates to guests who are here for relocation! That's right, we're talking about you! So what are you waiting for? Contact us at 416.731.1372 to learn more about our suites and rates!
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Considering Hiring A Moving Company
You would probably have a lot of items to move, especially if you're moving with your family. You may want to consider hiring a moving company so you can move them all at once. Make sure they are professional and experienced as you don't want them to break your valuables and fragile items. Some of them even offer short term storage so consult with your moving company and see what they can offer for you. You can't expect to buy a new house over a weekend visit but you also don't want the hassle of keeping everything from place to place.
Congratulations on the corporate relocation offer! If this wasn't good news for you, I hope you feel a little less anxious now after reading the post. Start planning for your relocation today so you don't get stressed out later! If you are looking for temporary housing, come stay with us at Avalon! To learn more, visit our website https://www.avalontoronto.com/ or call us at 416.731.1372. Happy moving!