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How Vetted Suppliers Prevent Frustration
Your relocation suppliers’ top job is to keep employees’ move running smoothly. They should solve their relocation-related challenges—not create new ones. That’s another reason it’s important to work with proven pros.
For example, did you know that most real estate agents fail in their first year? Often, it’s because they don’t know how to showcase homes properly…can’t negotiate effectively…or are unresponsive to their clients.
So, the relocating employee who chooses to list their home with their neighbor’s cousin (the one who just got his real-estate license) will most likely have a very different experience than if they went with a recommended expert—an established agent with relocation experience and a long list of satisfied clients.
The moving industry is rife with risk as well. There’s a reason that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration received more than 7,600 complaints against moving companies in 2022—ranging from broken furniture and missing valuables to the loss of irreplaceable heirlooms and even outright fraud.
The bottom line: the last thing you want is for your new employee to show up for their first day of work worried or angry about a delayed closing or household goods that didn’t arrive. Using vetted suppliers reduces frustration, freeing employees to focus on their work.
Chances are, in the past, you didn’t think too much about your relocation company’s supplier network. After all, it’s just one aspect of your relocation program—one that’s easy to overlook.
But it is important, and it does make a difference…. a difference to your employees’ relocation experience and to your budget, too.
If you don’t know that much about your relocation company’s network, we hope this has inspired you to ask for more information. And if you’d like to learn more about our supplier network, we welcome the chance to tell you more.