Finding good employees is hard anytime but it is especially hard in a tough economic times. With the credit crunch and the real estate market at an all time low it is very hard to even contemplate relocating for a better job even if it would mean a better life for you and your family.
For those that do consider relocating, finding Corporate Housing is first on their list of priorities. Some employers will help with relocation and will offer a list of companies that offer corporate housing options to their prospective employees. This can sometimes be the deal breaker on whether or not a person agrees to take the new job and relocate.
If your new company does not help with relocation you can research corporate housing on your own. There are people that specialize in helping families relocate. Let their expertise guide you in selecting your corporate housing.
Finding decent corporate housing is a daunting task regardless of the economic climate of the world. If you do decide to relocate and are lucky enough to sell your home quickly, then you can start the process much sooner. Some people who are faced with a tough real estate market with sharp declines in home prices will often opt to rent out their home in order to be able to make the move.
However you do it, whether selling or renting, you will need to plan a visit to the new city to check out the available corporate housing units. Think about the location in relation to your new job and also to schools if you have children. Will the bus come to pick them up there? Are there any other children already living in the corporate housing community? What kind of amenities do they offer? Is there a pool or playground to keep the children busy and active when school is not in session?
Make a list of all your questions so you have them ready before you make your site inspection. This will help you remember everything you need to ask. Take pictures as you visit each corporate housing unit so that family members back home can take part in the decision making if they cannot attend the visit with you. Getting their buy-in in this process will make it easier for you in the long run.