About Anne Bodin

Anne Bodin, CRP
Senior Vice President, U.S. Domestic Operations, Risk Management and Quality

As an operational and risk management leader, Anne is accountable for home sale performance and service delivery across our US based regions, programs and customers. She leads a team of real estate experts and customer facing consultants that partner together to provide solutions and a seamless customer experience. This important collaboration brings the latest, best and brightest ideas and relevant information to our relocating employees. Anne is a certified Sigma Six Green Belt and in this capacity is heavily involved in the development of quality controls, process improvements and mentoring of management and operations teams.

Anne began her career at SIRVA as a college intern in 2000 and has progressively worked her way through operations bringing firsthand experience to her management roles. She has spent the majority of her time at SIRVA in customer facing roles as well as risk management having held the positons of Relocation Associate, Relocation Consultant, Manager Service Delivery, Operation Project Manager and Director of Operations and Vice President Risk Management. In 2013 she was promoted to her current position as Senior Vice President, US Domestic Operations & Risk Management. Anne has also worked on government accounts since 2008 in a risk management capacity.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Bethel University, Minnesota. She has earned the Certified Relocation Professional™ accreditation from Worldwide ERC® and was recognized in 2009 for SIRVA’s “Most Valuable Player” Award.

Contact Anne here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Anne Bodin

Over the last several years we’ve witnessed significant natural disasters and political turmoil.  Whether it was Hurricane Sandy leaving significant damage across the Eastern seaboard, the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, and numerous political uprisings throughout the Middle East, these events have changed the course of mobility programs across the globe. There is no doubt that these events can be unpredictable and relentless, and this volatility requires quick thinking and action when you have your most precious assets-- your people—living  and working in an impacted area.  The basics of how to plan and react to natural disasters have not changed since Managing Your Relocation Program through Natural Disasters was first written in 2012.  These same guidelines still apply.  

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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