By: Sam Hoey | CRP, GMS

January 16, 2018

With today’s digitally-driven business landscape, your business relocation budget might include relocating an operational arm or corporate headquarters to a different region. For some companies, it makes economic sense to move employees to other parts of the country or globe. However, although these moves often have the intention of boosting bottom-line revenue, relocation costs can add up quickly.

Keeping that in mind, here are the top three business relocation tips you can use to help save on corporate relocation budgets:

Get Estimates from Multiple Providers

Assuming that a business has already chosen a new market and a new office space, the logistical aspects of moving now come into play. Moving offices and employees is a massive undertaking, and it is important for a business to get the most value from the relocation. Obtain multiple estimates from reputable firms and determine the best option that fits your business relocation budget. Rates can often be negotiable; a Relocation Management Company that has experts in group move coordination on staff can leverage volume for better rates with van lines.

Understand Your Rights

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlines a number of rights and responsibilities that businesses are entitled to before, during and after their relocation. For instance, a van line must move a client’s belongings in a timely manner. The moving company must provide a written record called a reasonable dispatch service, and if there is a delay, the company must then prepare a written record of its amended date for delivery. Since your business relocation budget requires adherence to cost guidelines, it is important for companies to ensure the entire logistical process runs smoothly.

Work with a Relocation Management Company

Choose a Relocation Management Company that has expert knowledge and extensive experience in corporate relocation services. Corporate relocation programs provide companies and employees all of the resources and tools they need to ensure a smooth and successful relocation process, and to keep your business relocation budget within guidelines. Look for a company that provides ongoing employee support services, supplier management, relocation benefits, and expense management. Since your employees will be moving to the new location, you should be sure to provide a wealth of resources for them and their families so they feel confident in accepting their new assignments and enthusiastic about the company’s relocation.


The corporate relocation experts at Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) have the knowledge and expertise to help your company manage its business relocation budget and offer your employees the best relocation experience. Contact our team of experts to discuss how we can help your company’s business relocation budget stay within company guidelines, or call us directly at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

Senior Vice President, Global Account Management Sam joined Global Mobility Solutions in 1996 and has a unique perspective with her 25 years of industry experience. Samantha offers her clients relocation expertise and a commitment to excellence in her. Her proficiency in orchestrating the BVO and GPO Programs, as well as relocation policy design and implementation, are invaluable assets to the accounts she manages. Her experience in administering Pre-Decision Relocation services to enhance the recruiting process further demonstrates her unique abilities to service her clients. Samantha’s diverse experience, leadership, and outstanding communication skills enable her to manage the relocation process for her clients with finesse and polished professionalism.

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