Picking up and moving your family for the job that you’ve just accepted can be extremely stressful. Our team at All Points Moving & Storage is here to help you every step of the way when it comes to packing, transporting, and moving your possessions to your new home. While we focus on handling the move, you should focus on properly negotiating with your new employer when relocating. If this is your first time relocating, our team has some things for you to consider.
New Location Evaluation
Before making the final decision on your relocation, consider negotiating with your employer the ability to travel two or three times to the new location with your family. This will give you and your family time to explore and determine if this is the right move for your family. During these employer-approved scouting trips, you’ll be able to search for new housing, find new restaurants, and other unique areas that you will likely frequent in the future. This part of the negotiation should be a pre-condition for accepting the new role.
Temporary Housing Assistance
Another great negotiating request with a relocation is requesting temporary housing assistance. If your new employer is willing to provide you a few months of temporary housing, this will help ensure that you don’t rush into purchasing a home that may not be the right one for your family. Additionally, one or two months of free rent will help alleviate some of the financial pressure that revolves around the relocation process.
Covering the Cost of the Move
Your new employer obviously wants you to join their firm, so requesting that they cover the cost of your relocation is a very reasonable request. When negotiating, make sure that they cover both the packing and transporting of your possessions. That’s where our team comes into play. We’re here to handle all of your packing and transporting needs and will make sure that this part of the relocation process isn’t stressing you out. Make sure that the employer covers the cost of storage as well if you need to temporarily store some of your possessions once you arrive. Lastly, there will surely be unexpected expenses that occur during the relocation, so it is important to negotiate an amount to cover these miscellaneous expenses as well.
If you are in negotiations with a new employer that wants you to relocate, it is important to remember that you hold the power. Be sure to think through these important aspects of the move and incorporate them into your negotiating. Once your relocation is finalized and you are ready to find the right moving professionals to handle your packing and transporting needs, there’s no better team to choose than All Points Moving & Storage. To schedule your move, give us a call today at (866) 421-9490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.