Martina was a great help in my relocation to Germany. She was cooperative and knew the right string to pull in order to get the things done effectively and efficiently. I was surprised that she knew so many people in every office. She is soft spoken and cooperative. Besides helping me in relocation she was so open to answer my other questions and her help was extremely useful. I am thankful to my company that introduced me to such a help for relocation. I really recommend Martina's services for relocation and related activities.
Moving is never easy. Relocating to a foreign country where you do not speak the language is even harder. Martina Winter from Be Located is an expert in the local requirements for German authorities providing services in: residence and work registration, opening bank accounts, obtaining a drivers license, and even searching for property. All of these services come with her personal touch that made my life in Cologne so much easier (I really loved the welcome to my new neighbourhood brochure when we found my apartment). Martina is extremely reliable and was always contactable if I had any concerns. Martina's broad network of businesses across Cologne made adapting to my new city so much easier. I am so grateful that Martina was there to help me during every step of my relocation and I most definitely recommend her services to anyone moving to Cologne.
My wife and I moved to Dusseldorf from the UK and with Martina’s help and expertise we managed to settle here quite comfortably. She was involved in nearly every aspect of the moving process, either directly or through step by step guidance making the transition significantly smoother than we expected it would be. She works with a strong network of professionals providing all services and advice needed for a proper settlement and integration. We strongly recommend Martina.
Ms. Winter provided the peace of mind we needed when moving to Düsseldorf, Germany. She took the time to understand our questions and concerns and is always available for even the simplest questions. She is knowledgeable about all necessary permits, paperwork, etc. needed to reside in Germany and has shared so many valuable resources, such as
neighborhoods, restaurants, shopping, doctors, services and activities for the children. She has taken all the stress out of our move and we are incredibly impressed and thankful we were able to work with her through this transition.
Susie, from Chicago
Martina of BE LOCATED is very precise on her job. I started as an apprentice in one of the german company. Later after a year, the company decided to take me onboard. Legitimacy of the professional papers am having is really in need of authentication. My current employer would probably have gone to a lot of stress to make my documents authenticated here in Germany without Martina’s expertise. Not only that, she helped me settle in with her very good approach and contacts on housing system as well in most of the regions of the country. Now I am one of those stress free expat living and working here in Dusseldorf.
Glen, from Philippines
BE LOCATED is very professional, staffs are very friendly and helpful. BE LOCATED build for us the bridge between our old home and new home. We have a very young child so there are many things to consider. They always think one step forward for us, can find good solutions to problems. The company is very well organized and structured, they know Cologne inside out. We are happy that they always meet our needs. At the beginning my wife worried about a lot of things. Luckily BE LOCATED is very reliable and professional, they care about their clients and sometimes even solve problems without involving us.
Mr. Zhao, from China
Martina Winter at BE LOCATED is very attentive, highly responsive, and extremely organized. When I came to Germany from the United States, I knew nothing of the housing market and was unaware of what I had to do to complete my relocation to Cologne. Martina guided me through the entire relocation process, including providing me with housing options, helping me register with the city, and helping me sign up for utilities and insurance. Martina went above and beyond by prescreening apartments that fit my search criteria, acting as my representative with real estate agents and local government officials, and giving me her honest opinion of my choices. She always acted in my best interest and I had full confidence in her abilities. I am now settled into my new apartment and have everything I need to start enjoying my new overseas adventure. Thank you for everything Martina!
Daniel, United Nations Officer
Moving to another country is not an easy step to take; nevertheless working with BE LOCATED made all this procedure much easier. You listened and took seriously all my needs and considerations. You dealt with all the administrative burdens and support me to find a place to stay and the result was that I was feeling at home even before arriving.
Dear Martina, thank you very much for your support and your great work ethic!
Maria, from Spain
We moved in 2013 from Shanghai to Düsseldorf, with a very short timing. Martina Winter has been a tremendous support for us to ease our relocation, in particular in the fields of finding housing, dealing with the residence permit, and managing the different administrative paperworks. But more than that, her very kind approach makes our arrival in Germany very comfortable, with a real feeling to come home. I can't imagine how it would have been without her help. Thanks for all!
David, from Shanghai
When I decided to move to Düsseldorf from the UK, I was unsure whether to pay a relocation service or try and do it myself. However, I am 110% satisfied with the service provided my Martina and the Be Located team. They went out of their way to help me, were very responsive to emails (even when Martina was on holiday), added a personal touch and made the move incredibly easy. Highly recommended organisation!
Freddie, from Great Britain
Martina at Be Located helped me find my apartment in Cologne and I am very happy with her service. She has good attention to detail and this meant that I was only looking at select apartments only that met almost all my requirements. We had a very ambitious deadline to find a place, and it helped very much that she was so prompt. Communication was always super and I could always pick up my phone and ring her, which helped speed up the process too. All in all, I am very satisfied with her service. I highly recommend Be Located for a easy relocation support.
I'm so grateful for Martina and her colleagues -- I can't imagine my move (Boston => Cologne) without their help. Be Located helped me with everything from my immigration to converting my drivers license to getting a German mobile contract to apartment-hunting and more. Throughout the process, Martina has proven to be very knowledgable, an excellent communicator, driven, and insightful. She is clearly cares deeply about her work and helping other. I enthusiastically recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again!