According to Jerry Garrity of San Jose area property management firm First Statewide Realty, companies relocating employees and executives can significantly reduce risks by utilizing professional property management services in their executive relocation and employee relocation programs.
Online PR News – 22-April-2010 – – Cupertino, CA - Leading Silicon Valley property manager, Jerry Garrity of First Statewide Realty, says that companies relocating executives and employees can significantly reduce risks by utilizing a professional property management company to handle their employee relocation and executive relocation programs.
He says there are many pitfalls companies run into when trying to handle relocation efforts in-house, and it pays dividends to avoid them.
"Providing a smooth transition for employees and their families when they are being transferred is critical if you want to get the most productivity out of them as a worker."
He says that finding a home in the Silicon Valley is just one part of the relocation process. Working with a professional San Jose property management company simplifies the operation and ensures that the transferring family stays happy and maintains a positive impression of the parent company.
One thing Garrity tries to impress on companies is that it's in their best interest to make the transition a smooth one.
"We all know instinctively that if home life is not pleasant, work productivity is going to suffer. So it's very important for transferred employees to feel they are being taken care of, and that starts with helping them take care of their new living arrangements."
Relocations are often relegated to the expense column, but Garrity says it's more properly thought of as an investment in the company's bottom line. He says that companies wouldn't be relocating an employee if they didn't see the financial benefit. Failing to ensure a pleasant transition for the transferee serves to reduce that financial benefit, because employees facing a lot of inconveniences during their transition will not be giving 100% in the workplace.
"What we do is reduce the stress on employees associated with corporate relocations. We know the areas, the homes available, the owners, and the expectations of the company. Our goal is to make the parent company look good by avoiding the pitfalls that can happen when selecting a new home."
Garrity says that a good property manager becomes an extension of the Human Resources team, delivering quality executive homes, and taking care of problems when they arise. Renee Smith, Manager in charge of relocation at Litepoint Corporation agrees, saying "First Statewide Realty is our number one source when it comes to finding a house for our transfers."
First Statewide Realty is a professional Santa Clara County property management company specializing in quality single family homes, condominiums, town houses and other investment property in the greater San Jose metropolitan area. The Cupertino property management firm has been in business for over 20 years, and is a member of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Tri-County Apartment Association and National Association of Residential Property Managers.