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Relocation agent - need recommendations

Can anyone recommend a good relocation agent (in Zurich)? We are looking for a person that will help us find an apartment.

We have been looking for a place for more then 4 months with no success (with the halp of an agent...but we are not pleased with his work)

Any tips for the apartment hunt/application process will be happily accepted
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Schmid Relocation... very friendly and very personal service http://www.schmid-relocation.ch/e/portrait.htm

Highly, highly reccommended.

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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Check this out.
http://www.kellerswissgroup.ch/site/...94-1-4395.html

They helped us when we moved here a couple of years back and wihtout Remo & William we would still be looking for a house!

Wish you all the best.
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Can highly recommend Anchor Relocation Services

http://www.anchor-relocation.ch/pages/team_e.htm

Dominique did an outstanding job for us especially as we weren't in the country when we chose where to live!

Advice: be clear on what you must have vs what you can be flexible on (with preferably more in the latter category ) including location, size, price, modern vs old etc.

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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

So does relocation mean more than finding an apartment? Are these people "Maklers" or something else? And what is the bottom line for something like this? I am just curious.

Our Makler in Munich charged 55% of 1-month's rent for our 5-month stay in a furnished apartment. Are there people with similar rates in Zurich, or do you need gold bars to make it happen?
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www.dominozh.ch
Old fashioned, but very friendy. Helped us find a really nice appartment.

Good luck with the search.
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

I can second Richdogs recommendation for Schmid relocation. They made my relocation very easy. They dealt with the whole package in terms of helping with flat hunting, registration for a permit, change of drivers licence etc. I cannot comment on cost as my work paid but I suspect it was not cheap
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Here is a post I wrote some time ago. I used OfficePool about 4 yrs ago and liked their work.
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When I moved to Zurich about 3 yrs ago, I used a firm called Office Pool. They did a great job for me and charged about 1800 CHF for two tours and about 10 places shown, plus the handover inspection, etc. They are at www.officepool.ch

You can find a thread here which discusses: apartment search firms?

or do a search on EF for www.officepool.ch as I think there are several threads over the past few years which have discussed this.

Good luck. The housing market has gotten tougher since I moved here.

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Can anyone recommend a good relocation agent (in Zurich)? We are looking for a person that will help us find an apartment.

We have been looking for a place for more then 4 months with no success (with the halp of an agent...but we are not pleased with his work)

Any tips for the apartment hunt/application process will be happily accepted

Here's my tip - Find a new agent.
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Old 16.02.2010, 22:25
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Can highly recommend Network Relocations - in particular Stacie

http://www.network-relocation.com/in...subpage=zurich

They helped us find a fab house and have been very helpful with everything else that goes along with relocating
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Can highly recommend Network Relocations - in particular Stacie

www.network-relocation.com/index.php?page=locations&subpage=zurich

They helped us find a fab house and have been very helpful with everything else that goes along with relocating
and the fees for their service?
Why is no one talking about costs? Is it because an employer is paying so it doesn't matter?
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Can anyone recommend a good relocation agent (in Zurich)? We are looking for a person that will help us find an apartment.

We have been looking for a place for more then 4 months with no success (with the halp of an agent...but we are not pleased with his work)

Any tips for the apartment hunt/application process will be happily accepted
I only cover a very limited area of Zürich but in the past I have had clients who wanted to live in Zürich but eventually gave up and chose to live in Kt. Aargau and commute to Zurich. Rents are lower, as are health insurance premiums. I know an independent relocation consultant in Zürich. Send me a PM if you want the details including fees.
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and the fees for their service?
Why is no one talking about costs? Is it because an employer is paying so it doesn't matter?
I had a budget of CHF4,000 and they weren't much less than that from what I remember. That was summer 09.
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Can highly recommend Network Relocations - in particular Stacie

www.network-relocation.com/index.php?page=locations&subpage=zurich

They helped us find a fab house and have been very helpful with everything else that goes along with relocating
YMMV I have two colleagues at work that used them and ended up finding their own apartments....
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Hello!
We recently relocated from NYC to Zurich with our Family (2 babies) and we used Silver Nest www.silvernest.ch
They were professional, flexible, very Detail oriented and always available. They helped us with the apartment, registration, finding a car and and and...
I can highly recommend them.
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

dominozh is good but also a bit expensive.
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Re: Relocation agent - need recommendations

Hi Folks,

Can I use them even when not in-country?

I will be in Zurich shortly, but I am leaving my family in Edinburgh until I find a suitable living place?

What is the average time taken by the relocation agents to find a place?

Any help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
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