What Moving Expenses are Reimbursable?
Moving for any reason can be a stressful time, but moving for a job opportunity can bring about a whole new set of things to worry over. Have you finally received that dream job offer but you’re worried about leaving home and making your way to this new, unfamiliar place? Thankfully for you, many employers are willing to help you out and offer relocation packages to accommodate you with most, if not all, of your needs.
What Will Your Employer Cover?
It’s important to have a game plan during any move, big or small. Knowing what your new employer will cover will save you time, stress, and a headache. Employers typically cover costs for:
- Moving trucks
- Transportation expenses
- Real estate expenses (closing costs, real estate agent commissions, etc) from selling your old home or buying a new one
- Temporary lodging
- Trips to find permanent housing
Negotiating Your Relocation Costs
Relocation packages are one time expenses incurred for an employer; there may even be times where negotiating what’s included in the package will actually be easier than negotiating your salary! Many companies will include information about relocation services in job listings to try and attract potential employees. If you’re already working for the company and you have to move to a new location, don’t be afraid to try and get more bang for your buck. Many times, an internal relocation can be cheaper for employers than hiring and training new personnel; if you don’t feel like you’re getting what you need right off bat, it’s well worth it to try and push for that extra little bit to help out.
It’s important to know exactly what you’re able to receive help with when relocating. If you don’t ask questions, both you and your employer may not end up on the same page when discussing the terms of your move and what expenses they will cover. Talking about every step that will be taken will make things clear and help to avoid confusion; the last thing you want is to think that all of your expenses will be covered, only to be left with a stack of receipts that your new boss says they won’t be paying for. If you’re already getting the impression that your new or potential employer is going to be cheap about relocating you, then it’s very safe to assume they’re going to be cheap about every other aspect of this job. Don’t uproot your entire life for a job unless you are confident that it’s going to be worth it for you.
Let Us Worry About the Hard Work
Here at EZ Move, our main priority is to make your moving experience as quick and stress-free as possible. We do all the hard work so you don’t have to! Call us today at (520) 808-0347 or contact us here to find out more.