Starting a Home Relocation Agency

Relocation operations are busy businesses. Because people today are always on the move because of age, promotion, change of status and lifestyle changes. This business last year went up by 15%.

This means the best is yet to come. This business guide will help you with the information you need to become successful.

Here are steps that will lead you to a successful home relocation venture.

  • Consult an expert how to develop an intelligent home relocation biz plan.
    Many businesses today fail because of a poorly constructed and conceptualized plan. Your plan has to be sound and reliable otherwise it will just be a waste of time, effort, and resources. Seek advice from people with experience. Borrow their gained knowledge and avoid major set backs.
  • Get the right home relocation business licenses.
    Verify license and permits requirements thru the Department of Transportation. Then based from your plan, apply for the papers you need to start your relocation agency. Allocate budget for your requirement expenditures.
  • Decide and choose the type of relocation service you want to offer.
    You can customize your service into several fields. You can choose to service only corporate accounts. You can also focus on senior housing and military relocation clients instead of just regular homes to narrow it down. Still you can decide to cater your services to all of them. Why not? It depends on your budget, capacity and vision.
  • Offer a complete relocation picture to your relocation clients.
    Relocating does not only involve house and lot changes and expenses but also other factors like school zones, living demographics, local sales tax and crime rate in the area. As a professional agency, it is your responsibility to give a big but complete picture of the transferring process.
  • Invest on the right tools and people.
    Since you are in the moving business, you may want to consider investing on a couple of flat bed trucks. With this in mind, you will also need to hire on manpower. You need people who can sort and organize other people’s stuff with integrity. You need a crew who can pack and stack furniture, electronic appliances and other household items. You need a crew who are professional and quick to work.
  • Moving service
    Aside from the trucks and manpower, your company should also be capable to map out the most efficient fuel route to pass on. This means they are familiar with traffic flow patterns as well as alternative routes they can take so as to save time and money.
  • Advertise your relocation service.
    Have an online presence. There describe your services and standard package offers. Make sure you have a working contact number for inquiries.


  • joe rivera said on May 29, 2009
    can you suggest any books on a senior moving business of any other advice? thank you
  • kehinde Tunde said on October 23, 2011
    i would count it of great help if you can furnish me with sites of companies in this industry, relevant study materials and contacts of an expert for professional advice. I plan to set it up here in Nigeria, city of Lagos. thank you.
  • neville purville said on December 29, 2011
    would like to know the best way forward starting a corporate employee temporary relocation business. please if you can.
  • john chux said on June 17, 2014
    Thanks, i'm currently working in a relocation company, named Quo courier and logistics based in Lagos Nigerian. We're getting jobs, i still require ideas to take the company to the next level.
  • Sundaresh S said on September 17, 2014
    Hi, I would like to start a Relocation Company in India in Bangalore. Could you tell me, where and how to contact the companies for the clients. Thanks !
  • Patricia Hardwick said on March 13, 2015
    I would like to start a corporate relocation company in West Palm Beach, Fl USA.
  • Pradeep kumar said on April 16, 2015
    We are into security equipment business, and have experience in service industry as we have experience of running a adagency for 5 years now want to start as a relocation consultants, at bangalore. pls suggest the prospective market potential of this business
  • Jaime watkins said on February 3, 2019
    I live in Knoxville Tennessee and my husband and I want to start a relocation and conservation organization. We don't have any funding yet or a game plan. We just know that is our goal. We want to help the animals. Is there any advice anyone can give me on how to start?


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