This service can begin before the expatriates leave their country of origin. We like to make initial contact by telephone and email, finding out the main aims and concerns of the family regarding their move to Hong Kong. We then:

  • Provide an initial overview of the different areas they may be interested in living in with the pros and cons of each. We can also forward an initial list of properties available in the price range they are targeting. We are also happy to provide information on service apartments and book them for an initial period, so they are ready to move in to upon arrival of the family.

  • Can also advise, as required, on the current school situation and provide initial contacts for those which may be suitable. We can also set up school appointments prior to arrival, to ensure their available time is used as efficiently as possible.

  • Provide various links for further reading and research which assists in managing people’s expectations before they arrive in Hong Kong.

  • Early initial contact can also be useful for preparing newcomers as to what will be needed when they arrive here to secure their new home, such as deposits required, how to set up their bank accounts and where to apply for the necessary Hong Kong Identity card, driving licences and so forth. Upon arrival to Hong Kong:
    • We collect people from their hotel / serviced apartment and take them on an initial exploratory tour of the various neighbourhoods they are interested in viewing.

    • We provide an arrival pack consisting of our detailed relocation book, full of useful web sites for schools, preschools, maid service, handy man etc, maps and a comprehensive property list. This initial tour includes not only property inspections, but also school tours if applicable, and checking local amenities such as shopping areas, sports facilities, walking trails, public transport and commuting times.

    • Once a specific residential area is selected, we ensure all the potentially suitable properties are viewed, so the family is confident and happy with their choice of new home.

    The fact that our international team members at Executive Homes are all long term Hong Kong residents who now call Hong Kong their permanent home can ensure the entire relocation process goes as smoothly as possible. We are all professionals in the business, and enjoy sharing our knowledge and love of Hong Kong with new arrivals. Stories of people arriving for 2 - 3 years and remaining for 20+ abound!