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Let RealtySouth Relocation Services Move You

Originally published on: March 13, 2018 

Updated on: October, 30, 2018


One of the most exhilarating things in life is moving. While that isn’t always true for everyone, moving is an adventure that can include a little stress. What if there was a company or relocation service that helped with all the details and logistics of moving, so that the leap wasn’t such a hassle?

RealtySouth Relocation Services

RealtySouth is proud to be one of 90 elite brokerages across the country, with our Relocation department being recognized as a Million Dollar Club award recipient by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). It is an honor to be trusted by our loyal customers with their local and global real estate needs.

In short, the award-winning Relocation Services department is one of RealtySouth’s family of services that handles the orchestration of moving clients from one place to another – whether locally, nationally or internationally.

When the only thing that’s constant is change, our Relocation department exemplifies yet another reason we’re able to better serve our clients and agents. Being a full-service real estate agency in this instance means we can help you, your friends, family and companies relocate with as less stress as possible.

RealtySouth’s Relocation team is led by Director of Relocation Services, Jonathan Cohen.  Jonathan oversees service delivery, relationship management and client development efforts. Our Relocation Department Manager Becky Bowman helps manage the team, is the Coordinator of real estate assistance for corporate buyers relocating into our marketplace, manages the USAA affinity program and also serves as Referral Holding Company Broker of Record.

Our Internet Business Coordinator, Ashley-Rose Carr, oversees inquiries that are made by prospective clients browsing RealtySouth’s website. Lauren Tracey Hollis, our Pre-Marketing and Inventory Coordinator, assists employees being relocated out of our marketplace for their job.

Our broker to broker referrals were formerly handled by Ann Dickinson and are now handled by Kenzie McEachern. Kenzie receives referrals from other brokerages within LeadingRE’s broker network and assigns them to a team of RealtySouth agents. She also helps our agents when there’s a client outside of RealtySouth’s coverage area. 



How Does RealtySouth Relocation Work?

The RealtySouth Relocation department works with corporate organizations, families and individuals. Depending on the needs of the corporate or individual customer the Relocation department connects their client with an agent trained with the proper tools and resources to assist.

Relocation requires special knowledge and paperwork and our department is trained in relocation procedures, policies and administration. This aspect of real estate requires another level of records than the typical transaction. Our team of employees and agents learn the relocation chain of command, required relocation documents and how to interact with transferred clients and relocation coordinators.

RealtySouth Relocation Services has provided comprehensive workforce mobility solutions to organizations of all sizes for more than 60 years. This includes supporting some of the top organizations worldwide as well as local companies expanding. Resources include but are not limited to policy consultation and administration, group move management, tax-protected home disposition, home purchase, rental finding, area acclimation tours, settling-in services, mortgage assistance, household goods transport and storage as well as temporary housing. We work with corporate clients directly and through relocation management companies as a preferred supplier.

In addition to supporting company sponsored relocation programs RealtySouth Relocation Services also assists individuals and family units moving for other reasons locally, nationally or internationally at their own expense. We provide affinity programs that may include cash back and preferred supplier pricing for those bearing the costs themselves. RealtySouth is also a member of the largest broker network in the world, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This affords us the opportunity to assist individuals through our real estate brokerage partners all over the globe. All of this leads to RealtySouth’s Relocation Services continuing to lead the local marketplace in the number of customers supported.



RealtySouth Relocation Services is a Trusted Partner

RealtySouth Relocation Services is often considered the trusted partner in our marketplace. Our relocation services department consists of six dedicated and highly trained employees with years of industry experience.  They spend 100 percent of their workday supporting the relocation needs of our clients and customers. Most of our team maintains Real Estate Salesperson or Broker Licenses with several having Certified Relocation Professional and Global Mobility Specialist designations which are recognized by the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.

RealtySouth has a large footprint and maintains a leading market share having 20 offices, more than 800 Real Estate Agents with 130 plus being relocation trained.  All Relocation Trained Agents must apply, meet and maintain certain qualification requirements to be eligible for the Relocation Team.  Relocation Trained Agents are required to train often in order to maintain their team status.  Things are always changing in the relocation industry so we make sure our Agents are current.

On a regular basis RealtySouth Relocation Services leadership attends and presents at local, regional and national mobility conferences.  We hold individual and company memberships with the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council as well as participate in local relocation chapter events. Our organization is heavily involved with Economic Development efforts through various affiliations and partnerships.

RealtySouth is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and is owned under HomeServices of America. This relationship provides us vast reach and enormous resources throughout the world.  We are committed to service excellence, flexible and have the ability to act quickly, serving any volume of need, large or small.




What Can RealtySouth Relocation Services Offer?

  • Buyer Value option (Tax protected home sale program)
  • Guaranteed buyout offer (tax protected home sale program)
  • Marketing assistance
  • Lump sum
  • Equity advances (on origin home sale)
  • Policy administration and consultation
  • Expense management
  • Group move management
  • Home finding assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Area acclimation tours
  • Domestic settling-in-services
  • International settling-in-services
  • Household goods shipment, storage and auto transport
  • Temporary living assistance
  • Cost of living information
  • Mortgage assistance
  • Title and closing services
  • Insurance services


RealtySouth Relocation Services Preferred Partnerships

With our Relocation Services comes a host of services for the home to ensure our clients have the best of the best when they relocate.

AHI Corporate Housing specializes in providing furnished, temporary housing accommodations for individuals and their families throughout Alabama and surrounding states.  While in business for over 20 years, AHI strives to provide competitive rates, short-term lease options, and other additional amenities. When compared to a hotel, AHI presents a transitional home rather than just a place to stay.  Learn more.

Park Moving & Storage has been proudly supporting clients in Alabama for more than 55 years.  Being under the parent company, North American Van Lines, enables Park Moving & Storage the ability to support local, national and international moves of all household goods. They offer a variety of options and RealtySouth preferred rates to ease all moves no matter how big or small.

Siano Appliance is a local wholesale distributor that has been in business for many years. They have an enormous selection of appliances and offer more than 20 major brands. All RealtySouth clients, agents and employees have builder pricing included.  With quality appliance options and a fantastic customer service experience guaranteed, Siano Appliance would be hard to beat.

American Home Systems, a locally owned and operated company, provides superior residential and commercial security, audio and visual products and services.  Having more than 50 years of combined experience means they have the knowledge to fully customize systems to meet any customer’s specific needs. American Home Systems is not just in the business of home security, but providing peace of mind when you are away from your home for any stint of time.

ADT has been in the security business for more than 140 years and have over seven million customers nationwide. As a preferred provider, ADT has agreed to provide exclusive pricing and monthly service discounts for RealtySouth. This is an exciting opportunity from one of the nation’s most recognized home security businesses.



Consider RealtySouth Relocation Services

We're proud of our Relocation Services division and we've got numbers to back this up. The RealtySouth Relocation department was very busy in 2017. Not only did the department receive and respond to over 5,000 inquiries regarding home sales or purchases, 176 diverse organizations also trusted the team with relocating their employees in or out of RealtySouth’s marketplace.

Through the outgoing referral program and network affiliation with LeadingRE, we helped 78 families and individuals buy or sell a home outside of our marketplace. The average home sales price was more than $273,000, for a total outgoing sales volume of more than $21 million.

We were also busy helping people within our own marketplace, having assisted 468 individuals and families with buying or selling a home. The average sales price was more than $285,000, totaling to more than $133 million for annual incoming sales. We are looking forward to working hard and making 2018 even better!

About RealtySouth

RealtySouth is a full-service brokerage firm of HomeServices of America Inc., and a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, RealtySouth serves the entire state and has been a member of the community since 1955. To better serve our community and provide a smooth and successful real estate transaction, our company offers a comprehensive package of real estate services. Our services include relocation through our Relocation Services Department, mortgages through HomeServices Lending, title search through TitleSouth, insurance needs via InsuranceSouth, Title Closing Centers, AHS Home Warranty for warranty services and of course connecting you with the real estate agent to introduce you to the home of your dreams. View homes for sale and contact us today to get started!



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