July 22, 2013
The High Cost of Relocating to the Bay Area
July 18, 2013
The San Francisco Rent Explosion
July 16, 2013
Bay Area Rally Sends Rents Soaring
July 31, 2012
SF Purchase and Rental Market (includes interview with Relocation Breakthroughs president and one of our clients)
San Francisco Neighborhoods
Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Convention
and Visitor's Bureau
San Francisco City &
Bay Area Transit
San Francisco SPCA
The Hunger Project
Overview of Services
We promise you and your transferees will be delighted with our services. Call or email us, even if none of the services listed below meet your needs. We’ll design a package that meets your wants, needs and budget.
For people considering a new job or transfer to the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, or anywhere in Northern California. A 4-hour tour in one geographic area personally designed to give the candidate the information they want and need to empower their choice, including prescreened sample properties that fit their requirements and preferences.
Preview / Area Orientation Tour:
A 4-hour tour of a specific area (eg. San Francisco, North Bay, Inner East Bay, Outer East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, etc) plus sample rentals that fit the transferee’s criteria. Designed to assist the transferee to narrow down the geographic areas they want to consider living in before they go on their rental or purchase home-finding tour.
Comprehensive Rental Home-Finding Package:
Full and complete rental home-finding assistance until the transferee has signed a lease for the rental home of their choice. The rental specialist does all the work for the transferee from first contact through lease signing. This is our most popular service. We schedule a beginning tour date, assign a rental specialist and conduct an in-depth needs assessment via phone. The rental specialist researches all sources to find all available and appropriate rentals, prescreens via phone, schedules appointments and takes the transferee to see the best properties for their requirements and preferences. They assist the transferee with the application process and advocate for them with the landlord. They negotiate the rent amount and lease term as needed and take the transferee to the lease signing.
Basic Rental Home-Finding Tour:
A tour of neighborhoods and selected rentals in one geographic area (eg. San Francisco, North Bay, Inner East Bay, Outer East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, etc). If the transferee does not select one of these rentals and wants to see more rentals after the tour, the Rental Specialist will coach them on the most effective way to proceed. 4- to 6-Hour Tour
Home Purchasing Program:
We work with a network of experienced, hand-picked Relocation Specialists all over the Greater San Francisco Bay Area who are dedicated to your transferee purchasing a home they love for the best possible price and terms.
Full Executive Family Package:
Includes any or all of our services focusing on the special needs of a busy executive and their family.
Complete assistance for your international transferee and/or their spouse to secure a bank account, Social Security Card, and California Driver’s license or California ID. Our representative will take the transferee to open a bank account, take them to apply for their Social Security Card, take them to the Department of Motor Vehicles to take their written test or get their California I.D, and schedule their behind-the-wheel test. They are also happy to accompany the transferee and/or spouse to take the behind-the-wheel test.
Our representatives will provide whatever service your busy transferee would like to enable them to effortlessly move into their new home. For example: fill the refrigerator with food, set up the home entertainment system, meet the cable guy to get service set up, etc.
School Placement Consulting:
One of our expert Educational Consultants will give the family recommendations for private or parochial schools that are the best fit for their child. Their services include evaluating school records, locating appropriate schools that either have space in the appropriate grade level or could possibly make a space available, assisting with the application process and advocating for the child with the admissions directors. (Note: Private school admission is highly competitive in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area, often with many qualified applicants for each available space. The application process is much like that for top colleges and universities. Therefore, we recommend applying to several schools, including at least one that is a “fallback” or “safety” school where admission is very likely.
We will design a service package specifically to meet your wants, needs and budget.