2010 U.S. Transfer Volume & Cost Survey

MOBILITY Magazine, September 2010 

Worldwide ERC® is engaged actively in the study and benchmarking of employee mobility data, and the Worldwide ERC® Transfer Volume & Cost Survey is an annual enterprise that offers analysis of data pertaining to employees transferred domestically within the United States. Lamech offers analysis of the 2010 survey results illustrating mobility activity within the United States.

By Mariam Lamech 

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Relocation Managers’ Survey

Trippel Survey & Research, LLC conducted this survey to (1) obtain evaluations from corporate relocation managers regarding their level of satisfaction with the household goods carriers utilized in transferee relocation and (2) gather other information on issues pertinent and relevant to managing relocation household goods shipments.


This is the eighth annual Relocation Managers’ Survey© on the HHG industry. Relocation managers received one email message with a reminder notice a week after the survey’s launch. Each recipient was encouraged, but not required, to provide the company name; there is no way to identify anonymous responses. Continue reading “Relocation Managers’ Survey”

Real Estate Updates

Who are “these people” and do I really need them?

I’ve been in the Real Estate business for over 25 years and I have friends that ask, “Why do I need a realtor in today’s technology world?” The answer is simple… electronic information will provide you with many facts, photos,  contacts, and even sample contracts so that you are familiar with the process, but to truly understand what is happening in today’s market in the US or abroad, there is no substitute for the experience that Realtors® bring to the table.

Whether you are buying or selling as a result of a corporate move or a matter of choice, Realtors® play an important role in the real estate process. I know, this sounds like a commercial for the National Association for Realtors, but there is a reason why Realtors® exist.

  • Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. 
  • REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. 
  • They subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.

Continue reading “Who are “these people” and do I really need them?”