Settling-In Services

settle in: to become familiar with a new home, the surroundings and  to feel comfortable and happy there.

Where’s the post office?

How do I enroll my children in school?

How do I obtain a driver’s license?

I need to find a vet for my dog.

Where can I get my car repaired?

My dryer broke, who should I call?

These are all questions that anyone, particularly international inbound transferees, have as they move to a new location.

Whether it’s across state or across the globe, relocating can be a daunting task fraught with challenges. Relocation and settling in services can be a lifesaver for those who are relocating or are in the process of getting acclimated to their new city or neighborhood.

Settling in services aim to alleviate these stressors and facilitate a smooth transition for the relocating individuals or families.

There are more resources than you might imagine. We have professionals to help you get familiar with local amenities, schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational opportunities, as well as navigating bureaucratic processes such as social security, drivers license bureaus and opening bank accounts.

Crucially, settling in services often extend beyond the initial move-in phase. PorchLight has years of experience in providing ongoing support and resources to ensure a seamless transition. We are eager to help as our clients begin new and exciting chapters of their lives. This comprehensive approach aims to minimize the disruption and stress associated with relocation, allowing individuals and families to focus on settling into their new home and embracing the opportunities that come with it.

PorchLight and our local experts are the professional resource assisting the employees and their families with becoming familiar with their new destination. We handle as much of the legwork, and hassle, as possible for you and your transferees.

Area Acclimation Tours

  Once moved in, the family wants to make their new city home and needs to get familiar with the basics. An area acclimation tour typically includes visits to local amenities like schools, parks, shopping centers, and healthcare facilities. Plus, you’ll get familiarized with transportation options, cultural attractions, and recreational activities. Area acclimation services help newcomers become more comfortable with their neighborhood and aid in adjusting to a new community. Let PorchLight welcome the family and introduce them to the people and places of their new hometown.

International Inbound Services

  It is often overwhelming to move to a new city or state. However, for those moving from a different country, the process of getting their paycheck, having a working phone, being able to pay bills, obtaining a driver's license, etc., must be managed quickly and efficiently. PorchLight offers guidance and direction with completing these time sensitive tasks while helping our newcomers make their new city feel like home.

School Search Assistance

  When families relocate, one of their most important priorities is finding the best schools. School search assistance provides valuable insights and helps relocators navigate their choices. Relocation specialists can help families understand their options, and assist them in navigating the enrollment or admissions processes. School search assistance helps parents save time, make the right choice for their child, and ease the stress of relocation. Schools are of utmost importance to anyone with children and PorchLight can help.

Lease Review Services

  Found the perfect rental but not sure if you should sign? Lease reviews are one of the most valuable relocation/settling in services for job transfers. A professional review helps the relocator understand lease terms, rental obligations, and potential pitfalls. Lease reviews can also help the renter negotiate favorable terms, clarify responsibilities, and avoid legal issues, thereby safeguarding the relocating individual's interests and facilitating a smooth transition to the new location. Employers and transferees can relax knowing that PorchLight offers expertise with the review of leases and the research of the rental property owners to avoid potential errors in the lease or fraudulent acts.

Departure Services

  When an assignment is nearing its end, PorchLight will help prepare for departure by conducting walkthroughs of the property, assisting with utility disconnects, etc.

We’ll help your transferee hit the ground running and feel comfortable in their new homes and cities. Call us at 888.622.4325 or click here for more information on the many services we provide across the U.S. and Canada.



Jacie was of great help at all times, she is quite committed and focused in getting things done in a very easygoing way.

– Francisco G. (Mexico to Phoenix)

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