By: Christina Urrutia

January 16, 2024

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Moving for a new job is a great career move; here are tips to keep relocation costs in check

Controlling expenses while moving to a different city can be challenging. Still, various approaches can assist in managing relocation costs and cutting expenses by opting for the services of a skilled long-distance moving company. Initially, planning your relocation effectively and contemplating reducing the number of possessions is crucial. This will effectively decrease transportation expenses and help cut down on the price of shipping household goods.

Moving to a different part of the country for a new job comes with a price tag and is costly. It is worth asking your new employer if they provide any global mobility benefits or work with a relocation service provider who can offer help at a lower price. To avoid any financial surprises, it’s crucial to create a relocation budget that covers various expenses like transportation, packing materials, and the services of cross-country movers.

Some Cost-Saving Tips for the Relocation Process

One way to save money on your cross-country move is to declutter before packing. Take the time to review your belongings and decide what you need and can live without. Selling or donating items you no longer use reduces the amount of stuff you have to move and puts some extra cash in your pocket. Additionally, consider packing some of your belongings yourself to cut down on packing service costs. However, properly label and secure your items to avoid any damage during transit.

Another cost-saving tip is to be flexible with your moving dates. Moving during the relocation off-peak season, typically during winter, can lower prices for moving companies. Additionally, avoid driving on weekends or holidays as these are more expensive due to high demand. By being flexible with your moving dates, you can save significant money.

Compare Moving and Utility Companies

When comparing cross-country moving companies, focus on more than just the price. It’s essential also to consider their reputation and customer reviews. Look for companies with a track record of providing reliable and efficient service. Reading testimonials from previous customers can give you a good idea of what to expect. Remember, the cheapest option may only sometimes be the best if it means sacrificing the safety and timeliness of your belongings’ arrival.

In addition to comparing moving companies, comparing utility companies is essential when moving to a new area. Research the different providers in your new location and compare their rates and services. Look for companies that offer competitive prices and reliable service. It’s also a good idea to read customer reviews to understand their customer satisfaction. Switching utility providers can sometimes be a hassle, but it can save you money in the long run. Take the time to compare your options and make an informed decision.

When it comes to moving, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and excitement of the process. However, taking the time to plan and make wise choices can save you both time and money. You can ensure a smooth and cost-effective move by being flexible with your moving dates and comparing moving and utility companies. Remember, it’s not just about the price but also about the quality of service and the safety of your belongings. So, take the time to do your research and make the best choices for your move.

Remember to notify your utility providers, insurance companies, and other vital contacts about your move. This will ensure a smooth transition and prevent unnecessary service charges or disruptions. Taking these steps and proactively planning can make your cross-country move more affordable and stress-free.

What Does GMS Do to Keep Relocation Costs Low?

Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) understands the importance of lowering relocation costs for our clients. To this end, we have implemented several strategies. 

Firstly, our extensive network of providers allows us to negotiate competitive rates for various relocation services. Whether it’s transportation, housing, or immigration assistance, we have established partnerships with trusted vendors who offer cost-effective solutions. This not only helps our clients save money but also ensures that they receive high-quality services.

Additionally, our Pre-Decision Program plays a crucial role in cost reduction. By getting involved in the relocation process early on, we can help clients make informed decisions. This includes assessing the feasibility of the move, considering the financial implications, and identifying any potential challenges. We can minimize the risk of unsuccessful relocations and costly setbacks by addressing these factors beforehand.

Furthermore, our Pre-Decision Program allows us to create an accurate client budget. We understand that financial planning is essential when it comes to relocation. Providing a detailed breakdown of anticipated expenses enables our clients to make well-informed decisions and avoid any unexpected financial burdens.

Another way GMS keeps relocation costs low is by eliminating the risk of rejection by the transferee or assignee. We understand that a rejected job offer or relocation can be costly for both the employer and the employee. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to ensure that the relocation package meets the individual’s needs and expectations. By addressing any concerns or preferences early on, we can increase the likelihood of job acceptance and minimize the need for costly re-negotiations.

Moreover, GMS assists clients in identifying any potential problems with selling a home. We understand that selling a property can be a complex and time-consuming process. We help our clients navigate the real estate market efficiently by providing expert guidance and resources. This saves them money and reduces the stress associated with selling a home.

Additionally, GMS simplifies house-hunting trips for our clients. Searching for a new home in an unfamiliar location can be overwhelming. Therefore, we provide comprehensive support, including personalized itineraries, local area information, and assistance with property viewings. Streamlining the house-hunting process minimizes the need for multiple trips and reduces associated costs.

Lastly, our commitment to minimizing the need for policy exceptions further contributes to cost savings. We understand that policy exceptions can lead to additional expenses and complications. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to develop comprehensive relocation policies that address their specific needs and minimize the need for exceptions.

For more information on how GMS can help you get from point A to point B, contact us today to set up a free consultation with one of our relocation experts.

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Christina oversees Global Business Development for LATAM markets. Christina brings with her over 15 years of experience in helping clients build mobility solutions in a variety of roles such as Relocation Counselor, VP of Global Sales, Manager of Business Development and Strategic Partnership Manager. Christina holds key industry certifications including Global Mobility Specialist with a talent accreditation (GMS-T) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation from Worldwide ERC. She also holds a 120-hour English as a second language teaching certification (TESOL) and has completed over 400 class hours helping students achieve their fluency goals. Christina’s passion for Duty of Care and Employee Wellbeing has led to countless speaking engagements within the industry and has fueled her own networking group, Women of Global Mobility to inspire and encourage the growth of Women within the industry.

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