As soon as you hear that you’ve been given one of those dream jobs in London, you’ll want to get started on your relocation. It can be time consuming and a little challenging to face an international relocation to a foreign country, so the best way to go about ensuring the smoothest transition is to hire a professional company that specializes in relocation to London.

There is no trick to moving, but there are a number of details that  you can leave to professional relocation agents that will make the move easier, and have you settled into your new apartment much faster than you imagine.

The biggest effect of moving to London as a foreigner is that you have no credit rating yet. This is why it is essential to get a professional London relocation agents help before you have landed at Heathrow. If you’re going to go it alone, you may find that it is impossible to sign a lease on an apartment unless you choose a realtor that will deal with foreigners. Beware; you may end up being charged way more than you should. Using London relocation services that offer a flat finding service will obviate they need to get credit agreements, bank accounts and masses of paperwork done on your first day in London.

A relocation agent is a specialist. Not only do they have the resources to get you moved in and settled down in a few days, but they have had years of experience in the details of moving to a foreign country. If you an American moving to London then be sure to look for a London relocation agent that understands the intricacies and details involved in moving to London from the USA.

A good relocation agent will be able to help you with finding accommodation, setting up a bank account as well as shipping and making sure your precious possessions arrive safely. They will also be full of great advice about the neighborhood and community that you choose to live in and what it is like to be an expat.