An important part of the relocation process is finding the perfect home for the foreign employee. Having a nice home is important especially during these times when many people spend more time at home. I asked our relocation consultants, how they have helped foreign employees to find homes in Finland during the pandemic.
There are many apartments available online, so our relocation consultants have found several good options for the employees moving to Finland. Actually there are even more furnished apartments than before, as many former Airbnb residences are now available on the rental market. Furnished apartments are a good solution especially for those employees who move to Finland only temporarily.
Apartment viewings and digital solutions
Coronavirus and restrictions naturally have an impact on organizing the apartment viewings. Many private apartment owners organize private viewings on the premises, but some of the big real estate agencies organize now only virtual viewings. Relocation consultants have found many useful tools to organize successful virtual viewings, and the customers have found homes they like.
Contracts and moving in
Negotiating and signing contracts are now made remotely as well, with the help of digital tools. Banking services take more time than normally, but home insurance and other utilities can be handled as usual. Also moving in has been quite normal, even though the moving companies of course are extra careful.
Perfect home for every expat
As many foreign employees are searching for a long term home, they would prefer to visit the apartments before making the decision. However, they have been very understanding and resilient, and everyone has found a home they like. Our relocation consultants do their best to make the process as smooth as possible, and the customers have been especially thankful for the help.
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