Relocation Benefits

A typical relocation program will consist of one or more of the individual categories below. This section outlines industry standard coverage for each benefit, along with some helpful tips on how to manage your relocation. Check with your relocation plan administrator to determine your actual benefit details. 

Travel, Living and Incidentals

Your employer will compensate you for some or all of your travel and living expenses, depending on the relocation policy you were given. These benefits will help you find a new place to live, provide temporary lodging, and comfortably move your family into your new home    More»  

Home Disposition

Companies have designed specific programs to facilitate quick and efficient home sales through the use of incentives and business related processes. Renters will also benefit through the reimbursement of certain fees.    More» 

Household Goods

The movement of your household goods and personal effects is the number one provided relocation benefit of all relocation policies. Employers have designed move programs that reduce the stress of working with van lines to make the process easier than doing it on your own.     More» 

Home Acquisition

The cost of getting into a new lease or buying a new home may be reimbursed in part by your company. There are often additional benefits available to assist with duplicate housing and high cost of living areas. More»  

Taxes and Relocation

The Relocation industry is heavily regulated by Internal Revenue Service tax code. Understanding how relocation affects your personal income tax situation is essential.      More»


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Confronting Stress

Family and Spouse StressCoping with stress is arguably one of the most difficult parts of a move. Professional studies have shown that moving from one geographic location to another is in the top five most stressful events in life.*  

 

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Move Lingo

Definitions and Acronyms

 

Valuation: Move insurance for your household goods

Realtor:    A Broker who subscribes to the Realtor network

MLS:         Multiple Listing Service: proprietary real estate listing database

 

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