What is a Move Consultant?

August 13, 2020

What is a Move Consultant?

Preparing for an upcoming move can be an overwhelming task, especially considering how much money a mistake can cost to correct. A solution for taking the risk and stress out of your upcoming move is hiring an experienced move consultant. A move consultant can take charge and either manage your move in its entirety or only help with specific elements. Expert move consultants, like Corporate Move Consulting, Inc (CMCI) offer a multitude of services to streamline your relocation—from assisting in facilitating move scenarios to decommissioning your old space based on your lease requirements.

Essentially, the move consultant will work closely with you and your team to ensure your office is moved to your exact specification. We have been compared to a wedding planner on a wedding day. As we cover all the details so you can focus on your business.

Move consultants work closely with their clients to create a customized plan that meets their unique needs and budgets. They assess the client’s current floor plan, including the size of the office space, the state, the distance of the move or if it’s an internal move, also with your lease agreements. Based on these assessments, (moving vs. being decommissioned) the move consultant provides an estimate of the cost and time required for the move. Move consultants also provide tips and advice to clients on how to streamline the moving process and reduce their overall costs.

CMCI has been in the corporate and healthcare relocation business since 2005 and has worked with clients as small as 1 employee and as large as 8,000 employees. With experience of nearly two decades, we have perfected a 5-step process that provides clients with successful moves every time.

Move Consultant Expertise

A move consultant’s primary goal is to simplify the moving process for their clients. They provide expert advice and guidance on everything from choosing the right moving company to packing, unpacking, and organizing your contents in your new space. Move consultants also help clients with the administrative tasks associated with moving, such as transferring utilities.

Not only will a move consultant provide industry knowledge and expertise in all phases of a relocation, they also understand the complex organizational steps required to ensure a successful outcome. An experienced consultant knows how to work with a client’s team to make the move efficient for all departments. Move consultants collaborate with a plethora of vendors. They know what hidden charges to look for and how to maximize value and reduce costs for the move. Evaluating packing strategies, managing mover scheduling and invoicing, and inventory management are just a few of the areas of expertise a reputable move consultant possesses. Corporate relocations can be complicated and overlooking a single task can lead to lost revenue and the increased expense of additional time spent on the or even down-time for your staff.


Benefits of a Move Consultant

One of the key benefits of working with a move consultant is that they have qualified professional moving companies. They have established relationships with these companies and can help their clients find the right moving company for their needs. Move consultants also negotiate on behalf of their clients to get the best possible price and terms for their moving services.

Another advantage of working with a move consultant is their expertise in planning the packing and unpacking of common area contents. They can provide valuable advice on how to properly pack and organize belongings to minimize damage during the move. Move consultants also coordinate with the moving company to ensure that items are properly loaded and unloaded, reducing the risk of damage.

Move consultants are valuable resources for clients who are moving to a new building or city. They can provide valuable insights into the local community, including information on neighborhoods and other amenities. This information can help clients make informed decisions about their office and community.

Choosing a Move Consultant

So how do business leaders choose the best move consultant for the job? Experience matters and CMCI has the years and clients to prove it. When looking for the right move consultant for needs, check references and past customers to ensure the company’s resume is accurate. Also look at a move consultants track record and recurring clientele.

Simply put, all of the calls, research, and plans that go into facilitating a corporate move can cause a huge headache and lead to neglecting regular work duties. Luckily, CMCI can reduce this risk and even help clients stay fully operational during the relocation. We develop complete relocation project plans for clients that minimize downtime, relieve work anxiety, and ensure nothing is overlooked. As an experienced move consultant, CMCI can take on projects from start to finish, no matter the complexity of the business or organization.

In summary, move consultants are professionals who have systematized relocations. Providing expert advice and guidance throughout the process. Working with a move consultant simplifies the process and reduces your costs. If you are planning a move, consider hiring CMCI to help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Call us at 713-864-2890 to talk about your upcoming move or activation.

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