Charles remains available to send you an offer electronically, to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your Swiss insurance obligations and options.
Valérie remains available to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your language training requirements and/or your desire to accelerate your integration into your new Swiss life.
To buy or to sell : Nicolas remains available to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your purchase criteria or to provide an estimate for the sale of your property.
To finance your purchase : Charles remains available to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your Swiss mortgage options.
Martha remains available to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your rental home search criteria.
Britt remains available to speak over the phone or to meet in person to go through your decoration, planning or interior design requirements.
ExpatExperts is based in Geneva Switzerland.
We represent a panel of English speaking experts that have the professional and personal skills required to facilitate the arrival and settling-in process of families or individuals moving to Switzerland.
All of the experts we represent meet the following requirements:
We encourage ExpatExpert users to give us regular feedback on their experiences with our panel of experts, to ensure that the quality of the services they provide to new arrivals remains excellent. Do not hesitate to recommend an expert who should join our panel with a new service.
Everyone has multiple challenges when they arrive in a new country. All of these challenges are demanding when one speaks French and understands the Swiss system and culture; for those that do not speak French and that have just arrived the tasks ahead can be greatly simplified with the help of local experts.
Our mission is to put our community of users into direct contact with a panel of English speaking experts that have the professional and personal skills required to facilitate the arrival and settling-in process of families or individuals moving to Switzerland.
Contact us for Immediate needs assistance
The most common needs our experts will assist our users with are:
A) Immediate needs
B) Short term needs
C) Medium and long-term needs
The list goes on depending on each individual situation. Finding interest groups, health clubs, where to shop, how to best integrate into a new life and culture, language lessons…
Our users are never charged for an introduction to an expert, the first contact is totally free with no obligation whatsoever to enter into a contractual relationship with an expert.
It is only once the user signs a contract with the expert that they become bound by the agreed terms and conditions between themselves and the chosen party.
The only exception is related to our extremely detailed insurance section. To simplify the vital process of buying insurance the content in this section has been kindly provided by our insurance expert and enables our users to:
Insurance advice is free of charge in three out of four cases:
For the other services provided and their terms please consult the Choose an expert section.
Property to buy is scarce in Geneva, prices are high and the system requires a considerable cash input to become a home owner. These facts explain why only 35% of Swiss citizens are owners and 65% are tenants.
The Swiss real-estate system is like no other in the world. Considerable tax benefits and high prices push the Swiss to never amortize 65% of their mortgage, they prefer to just pay interest, for life.
Finished square meter prices are anywhere between CHF 8’000.- and 15’000.- ; meaning 100sqm rarely cost less than CHF 1 million. For this amount 5% of cash is required for notarial and legal fees and a further 20% is required as personal equity, part of which can be withdrawn from existing pension plans.
Geneva remains one of the cities in the world with the lowest property vacancy rate, with only .53% of the offer being vacant on 1 June 2018. This explains the high rental prices and the fact that locals take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to find a new property when they want to move.
It is extremely difficult for new arrivals to brave the home search procedure alone because more than 60 real-estate agencies manage the property market in Geneva, meaning few agencies have more than five properties to rent in the required category at any one time. The few vacancies available are then often attributed to the “well connected”, which is generally not the case of the newcomer!
To become “well connected” fast and find your new home ASAP contact us. We find a new home every other day for our clients, that is what we do since 2013 thanks to our network of agencies and landlords and our team of qualified home search consultants.
Whether you just need to scale floor plans, a partner to help you to find the right providers fast and at the best price, an interior designer, an assistant to coordinate deliveries, fixtures, painting or cleaning our team are there for you at all stages of your decoration and settling-in process.
The majority of our clients rely on us because they have just moved to a new country or to a new property and work starts the next day! They simply do not have the time to visit numerous providers, negotiate, choose and to coordinate deliveries and follow-up. We not only help you do all of this, but we will advise you on the latest trends, lighting, colors and order furniture directly from the factory, so it can be made to measure or less expensive.
How can you accelerate your integration into your new Swiss life? Our typical class mixes theoretical lessons with practical applications and fieldwork, with, for example :
– 2 hours to study theory, learn vocabulary, perform role-play …
– 2 hours of fieldwork with your trainer
With this option your teacher will not only teach you French, German or Italian but simultaneously explain and give you the keys to quickly adapting to Swiss culture.
We adapt to your learning profile :
Do you learn better by listening (auditory), doing (kinesthetic) or by watching (visual)? Are you a face to face person, online person or group person? Is your objective professional or personal? Written or oral?
Our method will take all of the above into account to offer you a truly personalized language training method and optional intercultural lessons tailored to your needs.
This is our effective approach to quickly adapting to living and working in Switzerland!