People and Property - THE Relocation Podcast
Over 30 years ago, Tony & Christine Coe started an international relocation business based in London, helping businesses relocate their key people internationally. Our objective is to help businesses acquire & retain talent. It's been a wonderful journey and we hope you'll enjoy hearing our story as much as we enjoy talking about the fantastic business of relocation. BTW, we LOVE to receive feedback & questions from our listeners.
Buying our firm's 5th Electric Car
Moving to Electric Cars for our international relocation business has not all been a bed of roses. It's been a journey of UPs and DOWNs. This episode is about the acquisition of the 5th electric car, and 2nd Tesla. So, what do electric cars have to do with relocating talent internationally? Well, the answer is, probably not a lot – directly anyway. But this purchase experience from the best electric car-maker in the world, and the impression it made on us as customers, made us think about what an international relocatee goes through. Once the employer extends an offer to a candidate, the candidate’s impression of the employer goes one of two ways. EVERY interaction with the new employer either REINFORCES or UNDERMINES the candidate's impression of the employer's brand. So it was with our electric car experience. Discover more by listening to this episode. And watch out for the version on YouTube where you'll be able to see, among other things, all 5 of the EVs we've so far purchased.
March 18, 2022
When is a holding deposit NOT a holding deposit
In this, our first episode of 2022, Tony is joined, not by Christine, but by the head of Saunders 1865's destination support team for international #TalentRelocation. The discussion highlights a serious flaw in the UK law designed to protect tenants from #RenterAbuse by landlords & their letting agents.
January 17, 2022
Talent Acquistion veteran who made it all happen!
Founder & CEO, Tony Coe introduces you to the guy who got us started in the #International #TalentRelocation business. This #ExecutiveSearch / #TalentAcquisition / #Headhunter veteran is the VERY guy who brought about the birth of Saunders 1865 - The VIP Relocation Company the international relocation firm that powers this podcast. This episode will make you feel like you were in the room where it happened!
November 29, 2021
WOBBLY CANDIDATE ALERT!
In this episode, Christine and Tony discuss how their international relocation firm is now doing a great deal more of what the business originally did - i.e. majoring in supporting employers who are hiring critical new talent from all over the world. Of course, the overarching objective is to provide unrivalled international relocation support to the Candidate, but the main thrust of the discussion centred around an example of a hidden benefit for employers. Think Wobbly Candidate Alert!
November 16, 2021
Relocation & Talent Acquisition
Since the easing of pandemic restrictions, there's been a strong uptick in corporate mandates to provide international relocation assistance - especially in support of #TalentAcquisition projects. This new trend has a strong connection to how Christine and I started our international relocation firm, Saunders 1865 - The VIP Relocation Company. In this episode, Tony talks about the firm's very first corporate relocations which were of vital importance to the employer who retained Tony's company.
September 20, 2021
Making an offer on a UK rental home
In this episode, the Founder & CEO of Saunders 1865 - The VIP Relocation Company, Tony Coe, is in conversation with subject matter expert, Ann Dinsdale, GMS, as they discuss making an offer on a UK rental home. Issues covered include: Why the process is more complicated in the UK than almost anything else Dangers for employees & new hires without professional assistance When a Holding Deposit is NOT a Holding Deposit! Things to consider when submitting an offer to a landlord
August 17, 2021
Hear from a frontline international relo specialist
Tony interviews a special guest star from the coal face of international relocations to get updates on the major international destination hot spots, such as London, Paris, New York, and many others.
July 15, 2021
COVID has sent the UK housing market into a frenzy. What's going on?
The COVID pandemic has had an unexpected effect on the UK housing market. There's been a mad rush to escape to rural locations with numerous takers chasing a dwindling number of homes in the countryside. In this episode, Christine and Tony (co-owners and founders of Saunders 1865 - The VIP Relocation Company) discuss what led to their decision to move from central London (Kensington area) to the base of Bredon Hill in the rural Cotswolds. Since then, there's been a stampede, with multiple people chasing the same home, leading to a real estate boom that nobody ever expected. What's going on? What will this do to the international relocation business?
April 09, 2021
WHF - the working from home revolution
Christine & Tony agree that the route out of lockdown in the UK is looking promising, but they don't agree on much else. Well, what else is new? It has been said that if partners always agree, one of them must be unnecessary. Tony's answer: "in that case, Christine must be absolutely ***ing ESSENTIAL!!!" :-)
March 04, 2021
Rental Search part 3
Over a mug of strong coffee, Tony & Christine put the pedal to the metal to conclude their deep dive into international rental search. It's been more than 30 years since their relocation firm started specializing in providing international departure & destination services to corporate clients worldwide. For the example case study discussed in this episode, London, United Kingdom is the destination city for a family moving across The Pond from the USA. Topics covered include: Research of homes & schools Unlicensed, unregulated Agents UK property portals Tours in the new COVID world The Offer & negotiation process Move-in support
February 17, 2021
Rental Search part 2
This time armed with G&Ts, Christine & Tony continue dissecting the anatomy of a corporate, international rental search. Topics covered in this episode include: Rental search & related services to support talent acquisition & transfer of VIP employees The need to focus on a chosen search area Saving money on temporary accommodation Managing an effective pre-reporting trip
February 03, 2021
Rental search part 1
After an extended (but isolated) Christmas/New Year break, Christine & Tony are back on the air. Before then, in the previous 3 episodes, the RELOCATION, RELOCATION, RELOCATION couple took a big detour. They shared their big LIFE CHANGE caused by COVID. Now, wine glasses in hand, they get back to the sharing all about the relocation business & get into discussing RENTAL SEARCH. It's the meat and potatoes of their international relocation business.
January 22, 2021
Escape to the country - PART 3
This is the final episode in our 3-part story, Christine & Tony's #EscapeToTheCountry after 3 decades of being in the heart of central London. They talk about how they brought their 30 years of relocation experience to bear on this, their own property search.
December 18, 2020
Escape to the country - PART 2
After Tony's off-piste update in the previous episode, Christine & Tony are back together and excited to get back to telling the story of their escape to the country. This is part 2 of that story. The couple's 30 plus years' experience helping clients find their perfect homes is now deployed on their own search for a place in The Cotswolds, a most beautiful place in the English countryside.
December 09, 2020
Escape to the Country – PART 1
Tony & Christine take a break from telling the story of how they built their successful international relocation business from scratch. Now they are sharing their experiences surrounding their recent escape to the country after COVID hit. Now we'd become the clients on our very own, exciting property search. Have a listen. (TO BE CONTINUED) LOVELY LISTENERS: visit the PODCAST section on our firm's website: https://saunders1865.com/podcast/ 📣 📣 📣 Join the conversation by commenting via our Facebook page - http://peopleandpropertypodcast.com/ Thanks for listening 💕
November 20, 2020
How we won our 1st relocation contracts
Armed with an itinerary entirely arranged by Christine, Tony went corporate calling in Canada after a thrilling response from a faxed sales letter. When Tony did so, he discovered a need that was crying out to be filled.
November 09, 2020
What’s does ANY of this have to do with RELOCATION?
Okay, so I felt I had to do a quick episode to clear up the confusion we've caused. Most peeps in the UK equate relocation professionals with property search - think programmes like Location Location Location. But we've mainly been talking about home sale assistance. In this short episode, I explain why.
October 21, 2020
Secret Relocation Sauce
In this episode, Tony & Christine continue their story from where they left off in episode 3 when a call came out of the blue from a headhunter in Canada called Robert. This one call changed Tony and Christine's lives forever. It led to the birth of their very successful relocation business. Now we're getting into the nitty-gritty of the relocation contract that fell into their laps. Okay, the fact that it did was a stroke of luck, but now they had to SHINE, SHINE, SHINE! Keep tuned in to find out more about the secret sauce which made this group move from the UK to Montreal, Canada a WIN WIN for both the aerospace corporation and Tony & Christine's relocation business.
October 14, 2020
One call changed our lives forever!
In episode 3, Tony & Christine continue the story behind the start of their relocation business, which started with an out of the blue call from Canada. An executive search team came over from Montreal tasked with headhunting engineers for a major aerospace corporation. But at that time the UK housing market was TERRIBLE! The engineers wanted to take the jobs in Canada but how would they sell their houses? Robert's old school friend, Robert, asked Tony to come up with a solution. Find out how Tony's proposal went down with the corporate client and how Tony & Christine became "the spouses who sold houses"!
October 06, 2020
How our relocation business started - CONTINUED
Christine & Tony continue sharing their story about how they started their relocation business back in the 1980s. After admitting that he HATED working in a traditional, London estate agency, Tony explains how he was influenced by the American real estate system. Then OUT OF THE BLUE there was a call from Canada, from an old school friend which led to the accidental idea of getting into the relocation business.
September 26, 2020
Birth of our relocation business
In the late 1980s, Tony and Christine Coe started a relocation/property search business from scratch. It all happened quite by accident, but it took off! Here's our story.
September 16, 2020