Real estate and relocation communities active in Harvey efforts

Houston strongBlake Oler

The words “Houston Strong” have been widely displayed across various social media pages following the massive flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey. But, they are more than just words.  They represent the unwavering spirit of the people of Houston, who worked together during an unprecedented, harrowing time for the city. Houstonians showed each other, and the world, what it means to be a resilient city that takes care of its own. People saw compelling live images of neighbors helping neighbors, […]

Client experience is king when assisting relocation clients

client experience is king

In an age where information is readily available to consumers, Realtors have to up their game when it comes to the quality of the services that they provide to their clients. Today, there is far more emphasis on the overall client experience.  It is how the consumer ultimately grades their entire interaction with a Realtor from start to finish. This is especially true for people who are relocating, as they typically need and expect much more assistance from their Realtor, […]

Houston’s post-Harvey relocation landscape

Houston's post-Harvey relocation landscapeJason Ford

It has been over seven months, but people are still talking about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, and rightly so.  It certainly left its mark on Houston, both in its damaging effects, and in the way that it showcased the strength of our city and the bond shared by the people who live here. While relocation activity into the Houston area experienced a dip in activity in the months that followed, it looks like there might be more movement on […]

Sjurseth overcomes challenges in move back to Houston

Moving back to HoustonLeslie Sjurseth

By: Michelle Sandlin Published in the Houston Chronicle Many people spend their entire career relocating from one city to the next.  This is especially true for those connected to the oil and gas industry. Since Houston is known as the Energy Capital of the World, a large number of people within that industry find themselves moving here not once, but possibly multiple times. This has been the case for Leslie Sjurseth, a Realtor with Boulevard Realty.  Since 1982, she has […]

Houston relocation buyers need to know about flood insurance

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned Houston thunderstorm to get Houstonians thinking about flood insurance.

But what about those who are moving to Houston? Should they opt for flood insurance when purchasing a home in Houston?

According to Chris Badger, owner of Chris Badger State Farm, every homeowner should have flood insurance, and the coverage is relatively inexpensive considering this important safeguard.

Mobility Heroes

The relocation industry, or global mobility industry (call it whatever you like) has shaped my career in so many ways. From my early days in the profession to today, I have come to rely on so many mentors and colleagues and friends, who have gladly shared their insight and perspectives with me so selflessly. Many of those have become my heroes over the years, and many of my heroes have their own heroes.