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Where To Find Relocation Information Online

September 1, 1997
Human resources managers can minimize a relocating employee's anxiety by providing useful resources. Such information not only empowers the employee but also gives HR professionals some relief in handling the complexities of a relocation. Below is a list of Web sites that can address issues such as housing, moving tips, schools and city demographics.

Allied Van Lines
Offers agent locator, relocation news, links to other relocation Web sites and global information.

Argonaut Relocation Services
Offers news, case studies, information and tips.

Atlas Van Lines
Provides an agent locator, an estimator, a newsstand, tips and other sites of interest.

Auto Driveaway
Provides information about customer benefits, such as corporate relocation, fleet and leasing services, and services for financial institutions. In addition, find information about vehicle delivery, liability insurance and licensing.

Bekins
Offers information about long distance and international moves, office relocations and local relocation services.

BR Anchor Publishing
Author Beverly Roman offers an online newsletter, resources and relocation tips.

Century 21 Professional Relocation
Offers relocation packages ($12.95 each) for hundreds of communities around the United States, focusing on shopping, taxes, schools, recreation, transportation and community profiles.

Coldwell Banker
Includes home-buying tips, school and community information, tips on financing a home and real estate listings.

Employee Relocation Council
Provides articles, news, original research, a calendar of upcoming events, a relocation career hotline and more.

Excite
Its City.Net travel service (select the "Travel" channel) features detailed city information for nearly 30 regions, including information about schools, government, parks and weather. It also offers a section devoted to relocation.

Graebel Van Lines
Features details about Graebel's equipment cargo and move-planning services. Also offers a state-by-state location finder map.

Interstate Relocation Service
Provides information on the full range of relocation services it offers and an e-mail option for comments and questions.

Mayflower Transit
Offers information about the company's moving services.

Pinnacle Online
Provides online information regarding Pinnacle's history, services offered, corporate locations, online request forms, statistics, news, events, press releases, articles, frequently asked questions (FAQs), documents on industry issues, photos and much more.

PNC Mortgage
Provides information about program and product services and an extranet for its corporate clients with user IDs and passwords.

Prudential Resources Management
Provides global relocation information, tips for effective international communication and key factors in determining employee success abroad.

RE/MAX
The site offers an interactive search capability for the entire United States and is beginning to post listings worldwide. Also offers other information.

Relocation Journal and Real Estate News
Offers articles, news and information about relocation and expatriate issues.

Relocation Resources
Provides REALNET (community and housing information), brokers' resources, list of services for corporations and outsourcing and mortgage information.

Rent Net On-Line Apartment Guide
Offers photographs, floor plans, maps and virtual walk-throughs of apartments in the United States and Canada.

Ryder Move Management
Provides electronic newsletter, information about international and domestic management, corporate truck rentals and policy counseling.

The Associates Relocation Management
Provides comprehensive relocation information about administration, homesales, distribution and mortgage assistance for corporations and agencies of the federal government.

United Van Lines
Provides company information, including news on corporate relocations and international moves.

Windham International
The expatriate and international relocation company offers information about cross-cultural issues, global awareness and other related areas. It features an article library on pertinent topics.

Yahoo!
The search engine offers city information for a dozen metropolitan areas. Enter keywords in the search field of the site.

Workforce, September 1997, Vol. 76, No. 9, p. 52.