The Hard-knocks of Lump Sum Programs

Lump Sums and other four-letter words A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO Lump Sum Only programs Per the 2020 Atlas Corporate-Relocation Survey, 26% of relocations are Lump Sum Only programs, where the sole benefit provided is a lump sum amount. For larger companies, over 50% provide a… Continue Reading

Welcome to HomeServices Relocation

Relocating for a new job or assignment is the start of an exciting journey, but it can also be stressful.  Even good changes can be a little scary.  That’s why HomeServices Relocation is dedicated to providing the best guidance and support to our transferees.  When a company partners with us to manage their relocating employees,… Continue Reading

Is Your Mobility Policy Keeping Pace with Your Business Goals?

As the old saying goes, “the only constant, is change.”  Business operates in an ever-changing environment.  Changes in markets, technology and regulation create a shifting landscape that must be navigated by business leaders to ensure the success of the organization.  For mobility professionals, the policy is the framework we use to navigate our environment.  As… Continue Reading

BBB Study: The Real Risk of “Rogue Operators” in the Moving Industry

An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that scams are widespread in the moving industry, particularly when it comes to interstate moves. BBB receives an average of 13,000 complaints and negative reviews about movers each year, with many complaints describing how experiences with dishonest moving companies have turned into financial and emotional… Continue Reading

Are you Obsessed with Time?

A Brief History of Time (with apologies to Stephen Hawking) A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T HomeServices Relocation President and CEO People are obsessed with time. We “save time,” we “lose track of time,” sometimes we have “all the time in the world.” Time is given various qualities; “time is money” and… Continue Reading

HomeServices Relocation Covid-19 Guidelines

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is affecting everyone, forcing us to approach critical business and personal decisions in ways we never imagined.  “Business as usual” no longer applies as we all try to adjust to the new normal. HomeServices Relocation is here to be a resource as we continue to closely monitor the evolving Covid-19 environment across… Continue Reading

HomeServices of America is the Country’s Largest Real Estate Company

Fully integrated homeownership services drives success MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (March 30, 2020) – HomeServices of America executives Ron Peltier and Gino Blefari today recognized and congratulated the employees, agents, and sales managers across HomeServices’ family of businesses for again being recognized as the country’s largest real estate company based on the REAL TRENDS 500 transaction report… Continue Reading

HomeServices Relocation Named in HRO Today Baker’s Dozen 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey

MINNEAPOLIS (March 12, 2020) – HomeServices Relocation (HSR), a division of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and full-service global relocation management company has been recognized by HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey as one of the top relocation management providers in the country. The Baker’s Dozen ratings are earned based on anonymous… Continue Reading

TANSTAAFL

“TANSTAAFL” for the uninitiated, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T HomeServices Relocation President and CEO Coined in the early 1900’s, “free lunch” referred to the practice in saloons of the era offering free lunch to those who purchased a drink.  The phrase has… Continue Reading