Our home search service finds you a home overseas, ensuring you find the right rental accommodation for your relocation
When you relocate, finding a property where you and your family can feel happy makes everything a lot easier, enabling you to concentrate on your new role and life overseas.
Finding the perfect property in your home country is time consuming and full of potential pitfalls, with logistical challenges and differences in local market practices. That is where Gerson Relocation can help with our professional international home search service.
What is a relocation home search service?
Home search is one of the key support services provided as part an international relocation. It refers to the process of understanding the housing and lifestyle needs of the person relocating, their budgets and sourcing the ideal property in the new location. It involves detailed research of the local property market against the brief by an expert on the local market. Most often it will involve arranging a visit to view the short-listed properties, accompanied by the local area consultant. Depending on the local market, a home search will normally include help deciding on the best choice of property, negotiating the best rental cost and assistance securing the selected property with a security deposit. Once secured the home search will normally include lease review and arranging for utility connections.
Understanding your housing needs and budget
Your designated Client Services Manager will conduct a briefing call and seek to understand your specific needs and requirements of any accompanying dependents. Our Client Services Managers work with you and our local area experts who are on the ground at destination to gain a complete understanding of the type of property, location and key success factors before conducting a thorough review of all properties on the market to meet your brief.
Deposits and securing your home in a new country
Once located, we work on negotiating and securing the selected property, arranging security deposits before assisting with the moving. As part of our standard home search service, we set up the utilities, manage the check-in process and ensure you are familiarised with the obligations of the lease.
Experienced local home search experts
Our home search experts are experienced in managing the international home finding process. We have accredited local area experts and access to the latest properties ahead of the crowd. Our local area experts will support you on location, accompanying you on property viewings, offer qualified guidance on the local market, to ensure you get the right property and avoid the pitfalls that can easily happen.
Ready to start the search for your new home? Our home search team is waiting for your call. Get in touch with Gerson Relocation and we’ll find you a property you can make your home.
About our home search service
All the details of your requirements will be managed by your dedicated Gerson Client Services Manager. They will conduct a briefing call with you to understand your housing requirements and incorporate the home search into your relocation, coordinating with the move and other elements of your relocation package. Our service includes:
- Detailed needs assessment
- Access to online local area information
- Create an itinerary carefully selected properties to view
- Unaccompanied or accompanied visits to properties as defined by the relocation policy
- Lease negotiation
- Utility connection
- Security deposit process
- Inventory check in
Benefits to you
- Programme delivery by home finding consultant with expert local knowledge
- Professional inventory clerks
- Independent market advice
- Managed within policy and budget
- Reduces the amount of administration and risk
- On-assignment rental and dilapidation costs reduced
- Management of key dates such as lease renewal dates, potential price increases etc.
Great customer Experiences start here
Very pleasent and helpful. Nothing too much trouble.
Mr M H moved from London, UK to Toronto, Canada
Very helpful and patient even when things got packed that we had to get out again!
Mr M E moved from Enfield, UK to Dorset, UK
Thanks to Graham, Nick and the entire crew!
Mr C D M moved from UK to Singapore
Friendly and helpful crew.
Ms T W moved from USA to Cambridgeshire, UK