Solid Relocation and Sales

Your partner in expatriation and relocation.

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Make Your Life Easier

Whether you are new to the area, are looking for a specific property, need to curtail your tenancy, or are a homeowner who wants a personal approach to property management, we can accommodate your needs.

Through our extensive network and our many partners, we can guide you, advise you and help you, so that you can achieve your goals.

Our Approach

Solid Relocation and Sales has been active in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud since 2013. The company has developed through word-of-mouth and through its staff members, possessing in-depth knowledge of the area’s real estate market. Clients are treated individually, listened to, advised and accompanied in their search.

In Detail

The Solid Relocation and Sales team will start by analysing the feasibility of your request, reorienting it (if necessary), enabling you to visualise the end result. You will be accompanied each step of the way, enabling you to focus on your core concerns, optimise your time and money, and successfully navigate the various administrations linked to your move. Whether you are already in the area or planning to move here, we can help you make the right choices and make your move that much more comfortable.

Our Services

Concretely, Solid Relocation and Sales offers a variety of administrative and logistical services.

(view and download our list of services)

 

Immigration Support

Submitting requests for residence permits.

 

Administrative Support

Managing all documents related to a move in or out of the area.

 

Facilitation

Translating and explaining all documentation related to real estate in Geneva and Vaud .

 

Find Your New Home

Search for temporary and fixed-term accommodation in the area (rental and/or purchase), including follow-up once the move is completed.

 

Lease Takeover/New Tenants

Should you be leaving Switzerland or moving to a new area in town, rest assured – we can help you. SRS’s team can liaise with your landlord/property management company, searching for a solvent candidate to take over your lease, ultimately freeing you from your legal obligations related to your lease.

Should you be a homeowner looking for a serious tenant, our team would be happy to assist. We can handle property management on top of that.

 

And More

Guidance to quality services in wealth management, private conciergerie, insurances, and medical care.
Search for day-care and schooling solutions.

Our Process

1. Client Request

Preliminary call with narrowing down of search criteria and terms.

2. Signing of Contract

Once the terms have been agreed upon, both parties sign the relocation service contract.

3. Searches & Proposal

The agency performs the search for you, through internal and external networking.

4. Viewings

Viewings can be performed with or without an agent, or by the agent instead of the client, depending on needs and budget.

5. Application

Once one or several properties have been selected by the client, the agency applies and pushes the application.

6. Lease Signing

An agent will explain, translate and/or be present at the signing of the lease, giving you full disclosure on what is needed and how to achieve this step successfully.

7. Entrance Inspection & Follow-up

An agent will be there for you, to represent you and defend your rights during the entrance inspection visit. Your utilities and insurance needs will be fully taken care of as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much lead time should we plan to book your services ?

We advise you to contact us as soon as you have decided to move. A fully comprehensive relocation project usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

How much time does it take to find an apartment in Geneva?

Official statistics show an average of one year to find a targeted site, without any professional assistance. Our services offer a 6 to 8 week average.

I am currently abroad. What is the first step that I need to take regarding my expatriation?

The first step is to get official documentation from your employer’s/future employer’s HR services, to book temporary accommodation. A staff member at Solid Relocation and Sales can handle this for you.

Ultimately, what are the advantages of going through a relocation company?

Relocation services include seeking accommodation, coordinating moves, assistance at entry and when exiting the country, as well as identifying day-care and schooling suited to your needs.

Additionally, our network – developed over years of experience – is at your service. Your time is maximised and, as the saying goes, “time is money”.

What is included in your services?

Our services go from assisting our clients as they arrive in Switzerland, to property management, lease takeover and exiting Switzerland. Each step is managed logistically, administratively and coordinated with the appropriate third parties.

What is the added value of Solid Relocation and Sales ? What differentiates you from your competitors?

We offer individualized services, in a wide range of languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, as well as Serb and Arabic, on special request). We are available practically 24/7. We also ensure up to 20 viewings, accompanied or not, depending on your wishes and your budget.

What is your target audience?

We have a broad client base and offer affordable pricing schemes for private individuals, whether you are from the area or not.

Samantha Solida

Samantha Solida

Founder

Behind Solid Relocation and Sales is a woman, Samantha Solida.  From a communications and marketing background, Mrs Solida uses her resources and experience in real-estate to link vendors and buyers, owners and tenants. Her network with estate agencies and within the economic spheres in Geneva is widely developed, which is a definite plus for potential customers.

Of a warm disposition, Mrs Solida is a compassionate, hard-working, honest realtor looking to leave a string of satisfied customers in her wake.

Melissa De Carlo

Melissa De Carlo

Property Officer

With her background in architecture, Melissa de Carlo is detail-oriented and of a diplomatic disposition, both useful attributes in property management and relocation. Looking to optimise the added value of Solid Relocation and Sales, she invests herself personally in each and every of her mandates. She is a strong asset in project management, be it in one-on-one property management or finding a new home for clients and handling the steps linked to a move. Melissa De Carlo speaks English, French and Serbo-Croatian, is polyvalent and proactive and will guarantee door-to-door services.

Testimonials

Honest feedback from clients, we'll put you in touch with them for referral if you wish.

Alica Daly, WIPO Geneva, Switzerland

Having previously spent some time in Geneva, we were quite aware of how tough it is to navigate the rental market. We knew that we didn’t want to take a long time to find an apartment in Geneva, so we contacted Samantha before leaving home to help us. Samantha had...

Charles-Henri and Sandrine de Kermel, SITA Geneva, Switzerland

We have found Samantha Solida from the company SRS Relocation to be rigorous and perseverant and have appreciated her availability. On top of the very strict time constraint she was faced with, she remained enthusiastic which really helped us in the various procedures...

Mrs Margoth Ardaya de Gómez, Rolex

Samantha Solida is a consummate professional, reliable and who is attentive to the client’s requests. She found us an apartment as quickly as possible. We thank her and would like to recommend her to anybody looking for an apartment in Geneva. Mrs Margoth Ardaya de...

Anthea Christie and Sam McNair, Macquarie Group, Geneva, Switzerland

Dear Samantha – I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help in getting us settled in Geneva! We love our new house and neighborhood - the kids are beyond happy with the garden! We appreciate all your hard work in finding our home and for taking care of all the...

Ken and Oksana, UN Environment Programme

We hired Samantha to help us find an apartment after moving to Geneva from the United States. This was a hard decision because we usually prefer to do these sorts of things ourselves. However, the market for rental housing in Geneva is extremely tight and the rules...

Jorge Esteban, Puma Energy, Geneva, Switzerland

I moved from Annemasse in France to Geneva in October 2014 and had Samantha Solida from Solid Relocation and Sales as my agent for the relocation. She guided me very professionally and in a few weeks I had moved to an apartment that fully fits my needs. I will call...

Greta Limoni, Doctoral Student, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Looking and finding an apartment in Geneva goes beyond nightmares. It requires to clone yourself between visits and personal contacts with the régies, paperworks, constant research on the net and newspapers and, what is more annoying, most of the time all this effort...

Olivier Delélis, Financial Director, SITA Geneva, Switzerland

Samantha was very professional and able to understand my needs and standards in order to find the appropriate match. It worked well.She has a very good knowledge of the Geneva real-estate market and is able to navigate through the special processes to get us where we...

Howard Vaan, Citrix Specialist, JPMorgan Chase, Geneva, Switzerland.

Samantha's relocation services were recommended to me by a colleague. I had been looking for a new flat, without any luck. She soon proved her value. It was immediately reassuring to feel you had someone on your side in the difficult Geneva housing market. The first...

David Morgan, EU Spectrum Brands

I would like to recommend Solida Relocations based on my recent move in Geneva. I had asked Samantha to find me a new tenant to take over my lease and at the same time to find me another suitable apartment to move into (with some strict requirements). All this was...

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