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Old 27.01.2008, 16:39
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Relocation Specialists - Geneva

Hi all,

My wife and me have just moved to Geneva as I start a new job here in
a weeks time. As per usual, we have found ourselves in the hellish process of trying to get an apartment here. We need to live close(ish) to the city as we will be using public transport here.

Has anybody on the forum had any experience of relocation agents in Geneva. They claim to be able to find you an apartment really quickly and, more importantly, give your applications for apartments a little more 'clout' than if you apply personally.

With the demand for apartments in Geneva outstripping the supply, this would be very useful, but the 5500CHF (plus tax) price tag for the service that I've been quoted is very steep. I'd only want to spend this if I could have guaranteed results.

So, has anyone used these agents before or heard of others experiences?

Thanks

Lee
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

Cannot recommend the rabble who we used - we found our own place on the internet on www.homegate.ch only for our agents to try and "get" it for us - but have heard good reports of Network Relocation.

Their details are below and I have spoken to Kave Davey who works for them and she was really helpful on local info;

Network Relocation Ltd. 1211 Genève 5

tel: +41 22 717 89 16
www.network-relocation.com
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Ok. thanks for that. I will look into them too!
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Hi all,

My wife and me have just moved to Geneva as I start a new job here in
a weeks time. As per usual, we have found ourselves in the hellish process of trying to get an apartment here. We need to live close(ish) to the city as we will be using public transport here.

Has anybody on the forum had any experience of relocation agents in Geneva. They claim to be able to find you an apartment really quickly and, more importantly, give your applications for apartments a little more 'clout' than if you apply personally.

With the demand for apartments in Geneva outstripping the supply, this would be very useful, but the 5500CHF (plus tax) price tag for the service that I've been quoted is very steep. I'd only want to spend this if I could have guaranteed results.

So, has anyone used these agents before or heard of others experiences?

Thanks

Lee
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I guess you meant 550 CHF.
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Old 31.01.2008, 19:03
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

No -if my experience is anything to go by he meant 5500CHF!
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I guess you meant 550 CHF.

Ha! Unfortunately not. 5500 was not a typo!

I have since found cheaper agents, but you are still looking at close to 3000 for the very cheapest.


Good news though, I have now been accepted for a place in the Old Town. Worth bearing with it for anyone else who has just started looking. Saves you thousands!
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

Does anyone have any experience of a company called "Lodge Services Relocation" www.lodge-relocation.com

They are our companies preferred agents, but thought we ask EF for any opinion or first hand experiences. Before we entrust our move to Geneva with them.

Cheers

Rob & Michelle
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

From my experience, relocation agencies here are a sham! they will either charge above 5000 or the amount of your first rent (depending on which is higher). It's really not worth it, but the market is really tight... so either you spend hours and hours on the net and visiting places or you pay the price.
another idea is to hire local independent agents.

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Dearest,
just had a chat with another moderator.

The site is NOT for relocation services, you can go have a look if you want. you'll find anything but a real estate agent.

This is a genuine comment. But if you want to delete this post, go ahead, I don't mind. I was just trying to express my opinion here.
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

From your ad:

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My husband and I are creating a new service exactly to help expatriates arriving in Geneva to find people to help them
Sounds like a relocation service to me. Maybe you need to make yourself clearer on what you are offering or others will also think that the same as we have.
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I have since found cheaper agents, but you are still looking at close to 3000 for the very cheapest.!
I am wondering if you could tell me which agents were around the 3000 mark? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Relocation Specialists - Geneva

My relocation agent charges one month's rent which I heard is common in Geneva. He took a while because I had a certain area in mind, about 2-3 months, but now I have been selected! Exciting! Can p.m me if you need the contact. Cheers!
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