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Anne BodinAnne Bodin, CRP
Vice President, Risk Management

As our Risk Management leader, Anne Bodin is accountable for home sale performance across all regions, programs and customers.  Anne leads a team of real estate experts that partner with our customer facing associates behind the scenes to enhance the home sale program through data driven analysis and creative marketing strategies.  This important collaboration brings the newest, best and brightest ideas to our relocating employees when working to sell their home, especially in a volatile real estate market.  The Risk Management team also oversees the Guaranteed Purchase Offer benefit and Inventory disposition.         

Anne has been with SIRVA since 2000 when she joined the organization as a college intern.  Anne spent the majority of her tenure in the organization in Customer Facing roles before moving into the Risk role in 2009.  Anne was excited to bring the “voice of the customer” to this support function role.  Anne was recognized in 2009, receiving the “SIRVA Most Valuable Player” Award.       Anne holds a degree in Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration from Bethel University.  Anne is also a certified Sigma Six Green Belt, and has been heavily involved in developing quality controls, process improvements and mentoring the management and operations team.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Anne Bodin

Over the past several years, SIRVA has seen relocation home sale programs trending towards BVO (Buyer Value Option).  This program aids the transferring employee in selling their home, without having an obligation to pay a real estate commission and most closing costs, but provides no guaranteed buyout option.  The BVO program is typically seen as the less costly alternative to its AVO (Appraised Value Option) counterpart which was the home sale program standard for decades.  But as relocation spend has become scrutinized over the past several years, the BVO program has gained significant traction.  




Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Anne Bodin

The New Year is finally here!  As we close the books on 2012, what can we expect in 2013 as it relates to the housing market?  Let’s start with the contributing factors.   

Fiscal Cliff

With the majority of the fiscal cliff narrowly diverted by last minute agreements in both Congress and the Senate, most Americans won’t feel as much of a tax increase as initially expected.  The slated tax hikes would have significantly reduced consumer spending, including housing.  With the housing market in recovery mode we...




Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by Anne Bodin

Natural disasters occur around the world everyday – hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, etc.  Working in a global economy means we can all be impacted by a disaster thousands of miles away from where we reside.  Managing the relocation of hundreds of employees during a natural disaster, whether domestic or abroad, can present even greater challenges.        

Here are some tips on the best way to manage through a disaster…

  • Have a plan.  Create a natural disaster policy that will serve...



Monday, September 17, 2012 by Anne Bodin

Is the Housing Market reliant upon the Elections? Or are the Elections reliant upon the Housing Market?

Yes I know…this is very much the Chicken or the Egg question. A great question nonetheless. 

With the housing market starting to improve across most areas of the country, home buyers and home sellers are waiting with bated breath to see if that will change after all the ballots have been cast. 

Glimmers of positive momentum in not only home sales, but home values have everybody crossing their fingers that there is light at the en...




Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Anne Bodin

Pam Milani, VP Corporate Real Estate at SIRVA, recently gave a summary of what is happening in the real estate market today and where she thinks it may be headed in the future (s...




Friday, February 03, 2012 by Anne Bodin

In today’s real estate market, when selling your home, it can feel like you have limited options. Values are just beginning to stabilize, and buyers can be scarce. If you are able to sell your home – go for it! This is the best option. But what if you cannot financially afford to sell?

 

Consider becoming a landlord and renting out your p...




Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Anne Bodin

As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, all signs point to the inevitable…Winter!  With winter we typically see our real estate market slow down a bit and come to a near halt around the holidays.  Homeowners who are already struggling to sell their home in current economic conditions find prospective buyers drop off with the falling temperatures.  So what can you do to keep the marketing of your home hot?  Here are some of SIRVA Relocation’s favorite tips: 

  • Think Spring.  Just because snow may be on th...



Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by Anne Bodin

With the warm weather of summer comes one of America’s great pastimes – Baseball.  Baseball doesn’t usually come to mind when you think of the real estate market, but the two have many similarities. 

During the All Star break in the baseball season, we find teams working harder than ever to maintain or gain leads in their respective divisions.  This time in the season provides them an opportunity to re-strategize their long term goals and put a plan in place to ultimately win it all.  They review the past season and make calculated changes that ar...




Thursday, March 03, 2011 by Anne Bodin

You would be hard pressed to watch the news today without reading about the volatile U.S. Real Estate Market.  So how do you successfully relocate employees through a home sale program to yield the best results, despite a declining market?   Structure a proactive home sale policy that is focused on driving proactive, versus reactive behavior. 

Research shows, transferring employees are happiest when they can successfully sell their home to an outside buyer.  Not only is the employee happier, but your costs diminish greatly when you are not faced with offering ...








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