Winner of Relocate Technological Award and EMMA Awards for Technological Innovation and Destination Services Provider of the Year

GT Express! FAQs

 

What does your company do that a realtor will not or cannot do for me?

A lot.  A realtor represents the landlord and may not give the most impartial advice. A Going-there consultant can give objective advice on lease negotiation, rental terms and levels, and how to deal with a realtor to ensure the best deal.  The consultant can also advise on how to navigate through local bureaucratic hurdles, registrations or driving licence exchange, sharing the sort of ‘from direct experience’ insights that you cannot get from reading a book or searching the web.

 

Why do you charge a fee for your services and the realtor does not, in most cases?

Realtor services are not free – you pay indirectly for them through higher rents than the landlord would get by not using a realtor. By using your own personal advisor with intimate knowledge of the environment, you may save money during rent negotiations.

 

Can your Consultant cover all areas of a location, or just certain neighborhoods?

The Destination Consultant generally covers all areas and aspects of relocation to the environment, but will also have specialist knowledge of some neighborhoods.

 

Where does your consultant pull information for me to review?  Zillow, Google, etc?

Area information is researched directly on the ground by the consultant, who also draws upon their own experience of relocation to the city and living there for many years.  Information comes from a wide variety of sources, including face-to-face ones, and is not simply pulled from potentially unreliable internet sources.

 

How and when do I pay you or does my RMC pay you directly?

Either.  You can subscribe directly to GT Express and pay by credit card.  Or there may be a pre-existing arrangement with your RMC for payment to be directed through them.

 

What other services can you help me with besides Home Search?

Anything to do with practical aspects of living in the city – registrations, transport and commuting challenges, local educational resources, orientation and settling in, how healthcare works, where to meet people, where to shop for familiar products, money saving tricks, and more.

 

How and when do I pay you or does my RMC/employer pay you directly?

GT Express! is normally paid in advance either by you or by your RMC/employer.  If your employer pays, they will send us an authorisation with your contact details.  If you choose to pay, you can do so online by credit card or by emailing us and including your credit card details.

 

  • “Our Destination Consultant provided a great level of support and assistance with her deep local knowledge of the real estate market. She has been very open and flexible to accommodate our requests and needs. It has been a great pleasure working with her” Executive, relocation to Shanghai
  • “Our Destination Consultant was indispensable during our transition. He was exceptional: organized, amazingly knowledgeable, courteous, funny, and thorough. He made our transition exceptionally smooth. Top-notch service. ” Business Consultant, relocation to Berlin
  • “Our Destination Consultant understood what we were looking for and she really knows how to help newcomers. She is always willing to help in any possible way. Glad to have her as my Destination Consultant.” Environmental Engineer, relocation to Frankfurt
  • “The meeting and the last two days with our Destination Consultant exceeded expectations. She was instrumental in making me feel comfortable in my new home, registering me with the city office, buying a train pass, obtaining a phone, getting cash, finding grocery options, etc. I cannot imagine how I would have survived without her” Executive family, relocation to Tokyo
  • “My experience with Going-there has been excellent. I would say it was complete peace of mind and I never imagined search for a house in a new country and place will be made so easy and delightful.” Senior Executive, relocation to Dubai
  • “We found our Destination Consultant very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. My wife found the ladies luncheon very warm and welcoming. The pre-assignment visit was extremely worthwhile. We are excited to start our new adventure in al-Khobar” Minerals Engineer, relocation to Saudi Arabia
  • “Your approach truly assists in the moving process and is different to other services that are more reactive or put the onus on the moving party to sift through significant amounts of information and then make a decision themselves. My family and myself consider fortunate to be under your guidance.” Executive family, relocation to Houston