troyersMay 15, 2009

We are moving cross country and using Cartus for relocation. Has anyone used them for selling and buying? Any feedback??

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi! We just used Cartus earlier this year moving from Chicago suburbs to NYC suburbs. Everything worked really smoothly (even when our rep left halfway through the process). Don't be afraid to question any little detail. The reps we had were great, very patient in answering questions, and we really felt well taken care of. They handled both our sale & purchase, but it definitely helped that our selling Realtor (who was with Coldwell Banker) had someone who specialized in relocations in the office (b/c the sale is a little more complicated than a typical transaction). Re-post if you have any specific questions!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 5:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Jen! My husband leaves Saturday to start his new job in Texas, leaving me here in Birmingham with 2 teenagers, 3 dogs, a cat, and a house to sell! The HR from his new job is slow, and we haven't even been contacted by Cartus yet to put our house on the market! I'm a wreck....

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 9:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hmmm, that sounds familiar! My DH left to start his job almost 2 mo before the rest of us got out there, leaving newly pregnant me, a 4yo, a 1yo, dog, cat & house to sell too! Good luck keeping the house in show condition, that was the worst, esp. on the days I was working.

I think DH had to make a lot of calls to his HR dept to help keep things rolling. If you have any Cartus info, like a rep's name/number or a case number or something like that, I would even use that to call them directly, you don't want to lose any "selling days", right?!! We ended up having a buyer (we were very lucky, Best of luck to you!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 8:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We used Cartus 3 years ago when we moved from the midwest back to CA. My husband left in April and we followed as soon as school was out. So it was me who dealed with the realtor from Coldwell. It turned out pretty good.

After we moved, the house was vacant for 2 months before we sold it, and the realtor talked to us via e-mail or phone. Just be careful when your realtor faxes you something and needing your signature. Everything has to be done with Cartus. Cartus will send you the papers to sign,not realtor - like when accepting offer, etc. Our realtor's assistant sent us papers to sign to accept offer. Cartus should be the one signing the offer (if I remember it right) for us, after they talk to us since they have the power of attorney. We explained to Cartus what happened, so they still paid for the realtor's fee, instead of us, which is a big chunk at 6%.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 9:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Looks like things are rolling with Cartus now. We're in their system and have talked to them a couple of times. Already done the preapproval for financing through them. Still don't have a realtor though! Our Cartus rep is supposed to call today so hopefully we will have it listed before DH leaves Saturday!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 10:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Would you buy a home near fire station??
We're considering an offer on a single-family home...
What qualifies an offer as a "low ball"?
Hello! Im on the house hunting side of things now! I...
what do you do with mail that comes for previous occupants?
I always get mail that is meant for previous occupants...
Did you change the locks out when moving into new home?
Did you change the locks on the exterior doors or have...
Figuring out who is a good Real Estate Broker?
I want to explore the market right now and get out...
prairiemoon2 z6 MA
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™