Searching for housing is one of the principal preoccupations for those moving abroad, and often a time-intensive headache for the human resources manager guiding them.
Discover how C&G Relocation by Classe Affaires helps new arrivals find housing quickly that meets their needs and their lifestyle. Our handpicked team of professionals and real estate agents offers customized advice and support, step by step:
Orientation in the city and assistance choosing a neighbourhood
On top of introducing clients to the beautiful city of Montreal and giving them a tour of the main points of interest, we also give our clients a realistic overview of the main neighbourhoods: ambiance, real estate, transportation, schools, communities, etc.
This convivial moment allows us to get to know their personality and needs, and to orient their choice toward the perfect neighbourhood(s) for them.
Determining criteria and budget… and managing expectations!
Even though they rarely have a perfect understanding of the local real estate market, expatriates nevertheless often have assumptions and preconceptions that need to be gently removed and replaced with more realistic expectations.
It’s a delicate step that our relocation counsellors have mastered brilliantly: differentiating wants from needs, prioritizing criteria, reconciling everything with the clients financial situation and determining their budget.
Screening and optimal organization of visits
With good prior preparation and thanks to search tools available only to professionals, our team is able to offer a prescreened menu of housing options that the clients can consult and refine from a distance, even before arriving.
Visits are planned with care and are coordinated with the client’s arrival, administrative procedures, moving, and start date. We usually plan for 6 to 8 housing visits per day—sometimes more depending on the neighbourhood, and we can schedule a babysitter to further optimize the time spent searching.
Help from the negotiation to the signing of a lease or bill of sale
Once the client has made their choice, we represent them in the negotiation with the landlord or seller, and we take care of all of the legal documentation (promise to lease, furnished or not, promise to purchase, supporting documents).
Our commitment is to supply our clients with professional aid, mostly via real estate agents recognized by the OACIQ, regardless of their budget or the type of housing advertisement chosen, including ads on Kijiji or Craigslist that don’t pay a commission.
Assistance with setting up utilities and home insurance
Our services include detailed explanation of how to quickly set up essential utilities such as electricity, natural gas, telephone, and internet.
We can also offer advice on the choice of a telecommunication company.
After having reminded clients of the importance of obtaining home insurance, we put them in contact with brokers who specialize in new arrivals.
Complementary services: home repair, cleaning, furnishings, decoration
C&G Relocation by Classe Affaires pushes the envelope on the notion of service!
- Home repairs to ensure that everything meets the client’s needs
- Professional cleaning
- Furniture rentals before the delivery of the container
- Trip to home furnishings stores
- Interior designer, decorator, renovations
We can do it ALL!
By offering your transferred employees the services of relocation professionals and real estate agents, we guarantee that they will receive all of the information and advice that they need to make good choices at each step of their search for housing. By enabling them to avoid stress, mistakes, and loss of time, we have their best interests at heart… and yours!
Contact us quickly to find out more about the housing search and our other services. By trusting us to coordinate the relocation of your employees, you will profit from our logistical expertise and facilitate every aspect of their relocation to Montreal or elsewhere.
It’s our pleasure to help you!
Clothilde & her team