Relocation Service

The ACTCompass Relocation provides comprehensive relocation services for individuals and companies. With affiliates and friends all over the world, we’ve got your back no matter where you’re moving.

The ACTCompass Relocation Department offers our brand of boutique, concierge-style service to clients and agents all over the world. We pair clients with an accredited relocation specialist to ensure exceptional, turnkey service from start to finish. The team brokers and nurtures relationships with companies and real estate professionals worldwide, connecting those on the move with reliable experts representing a global network of premier properties.

How We Serve Clients 

The ACTCompass Relocation Department handles clients’ relocation needs with our signature style and attention to detail. We connect current clients with trusted brokers in cities around the world to ensure ACTCompass’s level of service from start to finish, no matter where our clients are headed. The team also facilitates putting for-sale homes in front of potential buyers both near and far.

How We Serve Companies 

Corporations move employees to new locations every day, and many companies will pay the associated expenses. The ACTCompass Relocation Department builds relationships with companies to capture these leads for our agents. They then provide our concierge-level service to the company’s relocating employees. Moving can be a hassle, so it’s the Relocation Department’s goal to make the experience as seamless as possible—for companies and their employees.

How We Serve Agents

Through the Relocation Department, agents can leverage ACTCompass’s worldwide network of contacts in their marketing efforts and use the department to connect with out-of-area brokers who can assist clients relocating to a new destination. Benefits to agents include the assurance that their clients are taken care of by managing relationships with qualified referral partners. The team also tracks all deals to ensure follow through, while creating another avenue for agents to grow their business. 

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TIPS FOR PACKING UP A HOME:

  • Plan in advance. Preparing and planning as far in advance as you can really pay off. Waiting until the last minute only leads to stress.
  • Get it all on paper!Make a checklist that has everything you need to know. Add to it when you think of something and get it out of your brain and onto the page.
  • Moving is a great time to declutter, donate items, and throw things out. Say hello to a fresh start!
  • Pack wisely. Label boxes, tape them carefully, and don’t make them too heavy. Avoid mixing items from different rooms to make the unpacking process easier.
  • Take pictures of rooms, box contents and setups so you have a reference when you’re putting your new home together.
  • Timing is important.Pick your moving day strategically, preferably not on a weekend.
  • Technology is your friend. Use an app like Moving Van, Visual Inventory, or Moveline.
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TIPS FOR RELOCATIONG KIDS:

Moving with children is certainly daunting but can be made easier with some simple guidelines.

  • Keep it positive. When introducing the concept to your child, focus on the positives and tell them what is exciting about this new opportunity and place.
  • Get them involved. If your little one is old enough to help pack, ask them for their help! Even children as young as two can help put things in boxes, sort the toys they want to keep and take on cleaning tasks. They can even help color code boxes with stickers or label them.
  • Offer them some control. Children will feel much more secure if they can have some control in a situation that is largely outside of their control. Let them choose what they want to bring, how they want to set up their new room, etc.
  • Maintain familiarity. Even small things like a stuffed animal or their favorite meal will help them settle into a new environment. Think about what their greatest comforts are and try to bring as many of those things over to your new home as possible. (It’s also a great time to transition out of bad habits and into fresh, new routines!)
  • Seeing is believing. Visit the new community with them beforehand if you can. This will give them the opportunity to get excited and will help them visualize this big change.
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WHAT IS THE IDEAL TIME OF YEAR TO MOVE?

It’s always great to move in the off-season when you can because the demand for moving companies and services will be lower. We usually see a dip in demand in the months of March, April, and early May, with the end of May kicking off the peak moving season. However, the decision ultimately comes down to the client’s needs, budget, and preferences—so the “best” time to move will be different for everyone.

HOW TO GET TO KNOW A NEW CITY QUICKLY?

Explore as much as you can, in whatever way you can! This may mean perusing Google Earth, volunteering in the community, asking your neighbors for help, taking public transportation, or chatting with locals whenever you can. I always love to recommend playing tourist for the day, and exploring restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and parks. A food and drink tour are a great way to get a sense of an area’s flavor and can occupy just an afternoon!

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HOW TO FIND A COMMUNITY IN A NEW CITY?

Finding community is all about making connections and feeling like you are a part of something. Here are some of my recommendations on ways to start getting to know people:

  • Find a church or house of worship.
  • Turn exercising into a social event by going to the gym or taking classes.
  • Volunteer with an organization.
  • Walk your dog (or offer services to do so for others!)
  • Attend local workshops or meetings that interest you.
  • Resist the urge to go out of town! Try to stick around and settle into the new place, even if it’s a bit uncomfortable for a while.
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MOVING CAN BE EMOTIONAL.  HOW CAN PEOPLE GET READY FOR THEIR UPCOMING MOVE MENTALLY?

Planning ahead, focusing on the positive, and asking for help can make big life disruptions a little easier. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, try to envision your new life in order to turn fear into excitement!

HOW CAN ACTCOMPASS HELP?

Our trained relocation experts really make a big move not so big of a deal. They save you time and increase productivity. The Agency’s global reach is a benefit to each buyer and seller, ensuring that they receive either the best possible sale of their home or access to a greater breadth of buying opportunities.

Housing Assistance - Whether relocating employees are looking to purchase the home of their dreams or secure temporary housing, we are prepared to assist.  We provide mentoring and education that promotes good buying, selling, and temporary housing decisions.

Home Mortgage Assistance - We are a one-stop shop for those purchasing a home.  We offer expertise and trusted experience in finding that perfect home and are prepared to offer resources for financing options.

Have a house to sell? - we're happy to arrange for experienced real estate representation to assist in the sale of their current home in their city of origin.

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ACTCOMPASS RELOCATION PROGRAM:

Designed to ease the transition for the Transferees and families moving to a new location.

  • One point of contact to coordinate all services
  • Contact transferee within 1-2 hours of receiving referral
  • Needs analysis by phone prior to arrival
  • Relocation counseling
  • Qualified broker
  • Selection of trained and Certified Realtors
  • Follow up throughout entire relocation process

SERVICE AREAS

  • SF Bay Area/Northern California
  • Southern California
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • Hawaii
  • International

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We offer the highest level of service and expertise to our clients. Our team has built a reputation for consistently representing the finest real estate in San Francisco and Napa Valley. Results driven and dedicated to your success, whether buying, selling, renting or investing. Contact us today for a private consultation.

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