Posted : May 16, 2018
Maybe it’s time to honour that inner calling, or you’re facing changes in your industry, a lack of local opportunity, or looking to be closer to family as your own family grows - these are some of the reasons driving people to consider being more flexible with where they make their living.
Whatever the reason, picking up and shipping out is rarely an easy decision, especially if it means uprooting and relocating more members of the family than just yourself. But if the opportunity is right, and the personal stakeholders in your life are on board, it really can be worth the stress and anxiety that often accompany a big move.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before taking the leap.
- If I were to make this move, would I have a similar or better quality of life?
- Is the company I would work for financially healthy and well positioned to grow?
- Are housing and living costs manageable there?
- Would my salary accommodate the cost of living in that area?
- How hard would it be to sell my house here, and buy one there?
- How much would the move cost? (Don't shy away from negotiating with your company to cover many of the fees)
- Does this area have an active social scene?
- If you have children, how strong are the schools?
- Would it be easy for me and my family to make new friends?
- Would my spouse or partner be happy with the move? Would it be easy for him or her to find work?
RELOCATION PRO TIP: Negotiate a ‘reconnaissance’ trip
Ask your current employer or those you’re interviewing with, to fund a visit to your potential new city. Make it fun and take in the sights, while also seizing the opportunity to identify the neighbourhoods that could feel like home. Fun memories, finding a “favorite” restaurant or unique cultural attraction can go a long way in feeling comfortable about making the move.
RELOCATION PRO TIP: Get a Deeper Feel for Things First
- Is it practical to travel back and forth for a few months to see how the new job works out before I decide to permanently settle in the area?
- Should we rent or lease a home before purchasing property in this new city?
RELOCATION PRO TIP: Temporary Housing
This is where temporary housing, like those extended by Premiere Suites, comes into play for many individuals and families making or considering a big move – where many companies will allot a budget toward this expense. Arriving in a neighbourhood to a furnished accommodation, where both the home and kitchen is fully equipped, really helps you hit the ground running and grant yourselves some time to determine if and where you’d like to make a more permanent real estate investment.
RELOCATION PRO TIP: Pack your Patience and your Empathy
Making a big move with the family is an exciting opportunity for careers and for incredible experiences but it’s also a time filled with goodbyes, upheaval, uncertainty and anxiety. There will be great days and there will be challenging days, and not everyone in the family will experience those ups and downs on the same schedule. So be kind to one another, and give yourselves room to adjust. If you’re relocating with teenagers this can be a very challenging time, but if you remember to give them love, time and space, (it probably won’t hurt to invest in an exorbitant data package), things will be looking up!
RELOCATION PROS: Premiere Suites has been supporting successful relocations for over 18 years
Our Premiere Suites community experts will listen to your needs and help you find a temporary home that supports both your professional and personal needs, providing you with a residence that feels welcoming, familiar, and connected - with complimentary WiFi and cable.
Our properties are spacious, elegantly furnished and carefully selected from four-star residential developments in vibrant and high-demand neighborhoods, and are also professionally decorated, accredited and insured with 24/7 guest support.
WHY THOSE WHO RELOCATE CHOOSE PREMIERE SUITES
Customized Housing Solutions: You need a home, not a hotel. You’ll find 1,2, and 3+ bedroom apartments, condominiums, homes and townhomes
Pack Less, Live Well: Unlock your door to a professionally designed fully furnished home with a comfy living room, television, dining area and designated workspace with fully equipped 5-piece kitchen
Pet-Friendly Suites: Available upon request and availability
Cleanliness: You’ll find clean linens on the beds and fresh towels in the bathrooms. All our suites feature in-suite or on-premise laundry as well as complimentary bi-weekly housekeeping
Stay Connected: Complimentary WiFi, basic cable and free local calls, are connected and ready for use upon arrival, helping you stay in touch with those you’re missing, and up to-date with your favorite Netflix series
Support: Our regional community experts are here for you. Whether you need help finding the best schools to register your children, employment for your spouse, procuring storage for your belongings or the right team of real estate agents and movers to get you into your permanent address, we can help
Security: As Canada’s largest and most trusted corporate housing provider we are highly regulated, where all our properties are private residences, professionally managed, accredited, audited and insured
Amenities: Many of our suites include access to fitness centres, swimming pools, saunas, bbq’s and meeting rooms
Support: Our dedicated team of community specialists are available to you, 24/7 throughout your stay
Premiere Suites is Canada's largest provider of fully furnished temporary relocation housing, boasting over 1,300 exquisitely furnished homes - providing corporate relocation housing solutions for both small and large corporations for over 18 years.