I have been involved in the Relocation Industry for many years: Local, Interstate and especially in the International Relocation Market. I have mainly handled relocation projects in the household goods and personal effects field.
In many cases, especially while working on remote projects, there was a need for surveying homes with the assistance of other relocation companies - other relocation surveyors. Sometimes, the connection to other relocation companies around the country or world would be great and extremely accommodating. However, many times I had been faced with expensive surcharges for remote relocation companies to provide services for me, along with giving a relocation survey to a potential client. In some cases, there was simply no cooperation. These cases were very frustrating to me personally, as well as to the innocent clients who had done nothing wrong, except of residing in a remote location. Absolutely not fair!
A couple of years ago, truly by chance, I had been introduced to a friend in my community who at the time launched his company, which is a pioneer in the web conference industry, and he developed a new technology that has become a leader in the market.
It didn't take much time after that for the idea to ‘click,’ and it was to start providing remote surveys to clients basically everywhere - across the street or across the globe. Video conferences or online meetings would exactly be the solution to clients who want to get a true view of their home by a professional surveyor, but are either too far away from the surveyor or have other problems getting a relocation survey completed.
Waiting for the capabilities of technology to match up perfectly to the idea took some time, but now we are at the point that mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are completely ready to do the job! There is no need for neither notebook nor netbook computers to accomplish this job anymore. A smartphone or tablet will more then suffice.
As a veteran in the Relocation Industry, I was exposed to harsh competition from many surrounding companies along with incorrect or confusing information given to innocent clients, who believed what they were being told. As an observer from the Industry, I was given chills after hearing some of the misleading information clients had been recommended.
The process of obtaining a relocation company and receiving true and legitimate facts about the relocation and shipment being handled has become very tiring and at many times very frustrating.
Having this idea drove me to develop what has become a 3rd Party and Neutral way of conducting Relocation Surveys - and all of this Virtually! First of all, the goal is to help the client obtain real information from a non-relocation company perspective and personal interest. The second goal is to get rid of the need for multiple physical relocation surveys from a number of companies, and to try and find the best deal possible along with the company that makes the most sense.
Now with V-View, clients can receive a Relocation Survey completed Virtually, and at the client’s convenience. The client will then receive a detailed report of the survey, and this report will be submitted to a number of relocation companies in order to obtain an accurate rate quotation which is less energy consuming and super efficient!