Our destination-related work begins early – organizing site visits, securing housing and coordinating the logistical stages of the relocation. When your employee arrives, they’ll almost feel like they’re coming home, thanks to our consultant’s local knowledge and contacts. And since an employee’s #1 concern is always their family’s comfort and happiness, our consultant makes sure they feel at home as well.
Area tours and orientation
Many companies authorize or even encourage assignees to take orientation trips so they can adapt to their new surroundings more quickly once they arrive with their partner or family. We coordinate these trips and tours either before the move or shortly thereafter.
Home finding assistance
We have local, uniquely qualified real estate brokers who work closely with your mobile employees and their families before and after they arrive. They learn about the family’s preferences and needs and then quickly identify and present the best housing solutions.
Home rental is often a more comfortable or practical housing option for employees moving into an unfamiliar location – especially in an international relocation situation. Our destination services partners research leasing options based on location, security and pricing and present the ideal solutions to the family. Then they assist with the paperwork and related transactions to make sure everything is in order.
We find the right short-term housing solution for each situation – housing that’s appropriately licensed, offers the right maintenance and support services and comes with appropriate liability insurance.
Delivery and unpacking of household goods
Your mobile employees’ household goods are safely delivered to their destination by vetted, trusted movers and shippers. We also provide unpacking services and furniture placement. In authorized situations, we even provide decorator services, technology wiring and pantry stocking.
Education services and school placement
Our consultants not only provide available data and rankings about individual school performance and features, but they also arrange for school site visits and interviews. They also inform your employee in advance about entry procedures and any medical or immunization requirements.
Graebel® Executive Concierge
When one of your corporate executives or VIPs reaches their new location, they need and expect a seamless, first-class transition and destination services. They’ll have this, and more, thanks to the ongoing family coordination and work behind the scenes from their assigned Graebel executive consultant. This includes having one of our on-site move managers present at their location on move-in days to personally oversee activity and the preparation of the home.
Learning the lay of the land
Employees and family members value the opportunity to explore the new location as soon as possible. They want and need to have a true picture of the area, including general housing and location options, culture, recreation, cost of living, transportation and other unique factors important to them.
Real estate experts who listen and care
Finding the right home in the right neighborhood is the biggest challenge and concern for most assignees. It’s important for realtors to factor in commuting distances, schools, local services and the intangibles like culture and vibe.
Short stays with high levels of care
For short-term assignments or extended business travel, it’s important to find ideal temporary housing solutions that are convenient, comfortable and safe for your mobile employees. While it may be tempting to utilize private home rental arrangements, it’s best to leave those for vacations and leisure stays given the liability you might face as an employer.
Back to school
The last thing your mobile employee wants is to disrupt the education experience of their dependents. Early in the relocation process, Graebel consultants will help your employee evaluate school options for their dependents of all ages and support them in the enrollment process. No one will miss a beat with their education!
Exceptional service and the softest landings
The executive consultant is a service specialist. They coordinate with our best service providers and specialty service companies to take VIP-level care of any special requests, such as furnishing and stocking the destination home, so the executive and their family can easily step from one location into another.
The goal with all of our destination services and our Graebel Partner AllianceSM is to relieve your employees of distraction, stress, and, yes, work. The companies we partner with have a solution mindset, not a task orientation. They’re on the job until the issue or matter is resolved so your employee and their family members can focus on their new lives and responsibilities.