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My FREE Relocation Service is intended for those who plan to use me as their REALTOR® in purchasing their first home in Calgary and surrounds.
Airport Pick Up
Driving from the airport can be daunting, possibly having to drive on the other side of the road, with different road rules and sometimes in adverse weather conditions. This is especially true after a long and tiring flight. So, I will be there at the airport to greet you. I will track your flight online, so if your flight is due to land early or has been delayed, then I will be aware and adjust my arrival time accordingly. If your flight is heavily delayed and you arrive in the middle of the night, don’t worry, I will still be there, (and you can ask my clients to confirm this!)
Once you have settled in to your accommodation and had a good night’s sleep or two, I will take you on a tour of the areas of interest or possible interest to you. I will show you as much or as little as you need to make you feel comfortable with your new surroundings. Many people promise orientation tours but none are as detailed or client focussed as mine - some have comprised several hundred kilometres of driving, spread across many hours, covering a variety of locations that the client had an interest in seeing.
Help Finding Short or Long Term Accommodation
I will usually be able to put you in contact with people able to provide short term accommodation. This will usually work out much cheaper than hotels.
I work closely with a number of property managers who have properties all over Calgary and surrounds, for those needing a longer term solution.
Long term accommodation options can also be found at: www.rentfaster.ca
Loan of Kitchen & Bedding Basics
If you are renting an empty house and are waiting for your belongings to arrive, I can loan you some basic kitchen items, bedding and towels etc (subject to availability). I can also give you details of a company that will rent furniture to you on a short term basis.
Assistance with SIN Cards, Driver’s Licence Exchange, Alberta Health, Bank Accounts
I will drive you to the different locations so you can take care of these tasks. The processes are not difficult (a bit of form filling and waiting), but I will be on hand for any questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t pay other REALTORS® fees for this simple service. These tasks are not at all difficult or frightening and there is no justification for being charged for being helped with them by your REALTOR®.
Loan of Cell Phone
A cell phone is vital during this time, as you have so many things to set up and arrange to get established here. I have a cell phone that I can loan to you (subject to availability), to tide you over until you have the chance to explore different deals and rates and purchase your own phone. You just pay for the calls you make.
Loan of Child Car Seats
I have some child seats that can be loaned, (subject to availablity).
Insuring and Licensing a Vehicle
Insurance here can be expensive, especially if you are moving here from abroad. I have researched a number of Insurance companies that may recognise no claims history from other countries. These companies can save you a lot of money in insurance premiums. Be sure to bring a letter from your existing insurer with you, stating that you have had no recent claims.
Information on Local Schools
I can provide you with a range of resources to help you research schools in your areas of interest.
Finding a Doctor
It is sometimes not easy to find a doctor, but as soon as I hear of Doctors taking on new patients, I will let you know.
Top Tips on Job Hunting and Resumes
I have liaised with the company contracted by the Alberta Government to help people prepare for the Alberta job market and have pulled together a series of resources that will help you prepare your resume and to search for work .
Obtaining a Mortgage
I work closely with a number of Mortgage Professionals, who have years of experience, arranging financing for those within Canada and those relocating to Calgary and surrounds from elsewhere.
Buying a Home
I am a licenced REALTOR® and I look forward to helping you buy your first Canadian home, or, if you are moving here from elsewhere in Canada or Alberta, your first home in Calgary and surrounds. From our many discussions I will learn what is important to you in a home and I will work selflessly and tirelessly to help you make a great home purchase decision. I will show you as many homes as you need to see to determine what is important to you in a home location, style, price etc. You will never experience pressure tactics from me. I abhor such behaviour as much as you do.