Home Buying and Selling
The goal of our home sale assistance programs is to find a buyer for the relocating employee’s home in the fastest possible time, for the best possible price.
Help Relocating Employees Find Their Next Home
Our experts connect assignees to vetted real estate experts who can help them find a house that feels like home, in the right place, at the right price for them. The SIRVA Preferred Broker Network (PBN) is everywhere your employees need them to be — making their lives easier while helping you minimize potential housing-related exceptions.
SIRVA PBN agents know the neighborhoods where your employees want to live, current market pricing, real estate contract details, and local customs and laws. Your employees enjoy a simple, affordable, effective experience when finding a home.
Minimize home sale expense and risk
SIRVA offers employees home sale benefits to enhance the individual relocation experience without taking on the cost or risks typically associated with selling homes. We can help you choose the appropriate program to accelerate the home sale process and reduce employee stress, while minimizing your company’s tax liability, financial responsibility, and administrative burden.
Traditional home sales assistance
A cost-plus home sale program provides a cost-effective way to offer home sale benefits by eliminating the need for tax gross-ups. We can integrate our traditional home sale programs into your existing relocation program to meet the needs of your company and relocating employees.
SIRVA home sale programs include a flexible range of options, whether the home's value is established by a buyer's offer or through a guaranteed offer.
Innovative home sale solution
When an employee sells his or her home, there’s always a chance that the sale can fall through, event when the relocation must still proceed. At a time like this, the question becomes, “Who will assume that risk?” In a traditional BVO program, if a home fails to close the client, as the owner of that home, would assume all responsibility for any losses associated with that home, including mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, maintenance, and more. Via our innovative SIRVA RiskGuard® Solutions – not available through any other provider – we assume ownership of an employee’s home so the company doesn’t have to. In addition to assuming all risks associated with an employee’s home, these programs provide companies with predictable real estate costs that become more easily budgeted for and freedom from the managerial burden associated with derailed employee home sales.
Home Marketing Assistance
SIRVA uses The Worldwide ERC® Broker’s Market Analysis and Strategy Report (BMA) for all US market analyses. Our team provides a predictive assessment of every home sale opportunity including analysis of key market drivers, such as:
- Local market activity
- Average home value
- Comparable listings
- Foreclosure activity
- Economic conditions
- Tax changes
- Employment conditions and potential changes
Wise Buy Home Purchase Analysis
Wise Buy home purchase analysis delivers a complete pre-purchase report, with an expanded level of history and information on the potential new home that may affect the actual value of the property. It also provides counseling to help families make the best buying decisions.
SIRVA manages closings through SIRVA Settlement, Inc., which manages and consolidates closing procedures at a more competitive cost than outside options. SIRVA Settlement’s closing operations control your company's costs, provide enhanced compliance with your company policy and minimize excessive or unnecessary fees.
In the U.S., SIRVA Mortgage, Inc. is the smart, convenient choice for financing the purchase of your employees’ new homes. As a mortgage banker, SIRVA Mortgage not only does the rate shopping for them, it also controls the whole process from start to finish. This allows for a seamless and efficient experience for your employees.
Rental assistance isn’t just an ancillary business for us. It’s a core operation supported with extensive resources.. We know that this population deserves the same support and service as our home-owning customers.
Full-service rental assistance includes a full-needs intake analysis, agent selection and management, destination orientation, community searches, web-previews, scheduling of appointments and assistance in lease negotiations and cancellations. We provide property tours and area orientation services in half- and full-day increments.
Real Estate Brokers
You and your employees can be assured quality and experience when using a SIRVA qualified agent for their real estate needs. SIRVA selects our Preferred Brokers through a rigorous evaluation process, with every SIRVA-qualified agent meeting the following criteria:
- Three years of experience successfully selling real estate full-time
- Two years of experience handling corporate relocations
- A minimum of 20 closed real estate transactions, six of which were corporate referrals, within the last twelve months
- Completion of specific brokerage-sponsored relocation training