I am Emily Archer. Not only am I your Berlin relocation consultant, but consider me your first new friend in Berlin. I am an expat myself, originally from Australia, and I founded Archer Relocation in early 2015 desiring to use my first-hand experience and professional skills to assist fellow expats moving to Berlin. I am complimented by a small, expat-focused team, and we are passionate about helping individuals and families make the great city of Berlin their home.
My background as a professional ballet dancer and an occupational therapist provides a perfect foundation for Archer Relocation. My intensive ballet training has equipped me to work hard, stay focused and persevere to reach almost unattainable goals. As an occupational therapist, I honed my skills to listen to the needs of clients, understand their desires and empathise with worries that affect people in such different ways.
These attributes enable me to meet your deadlines and deliver a great ‘performance’ every time. I may no longer be as physically flexible as my days in tutus and pointe shoes, but flexibility in finding client solutions is still my hallmark. I will ‘bend over backwards’ to find an apartment that is just right, coordinate your appointments with estate agents and housing management, and manage the process of getting all of your registrations and visas filed accurately.
I know Berlin like the back of my hand, and I enjoy the demands of being “on my toes” all day — timing appointments, waltzing from interpreting to consulting, taking leaps and bounds to tackle the Berlin bureaucracy. I can even spin out advice from my own first-hand experiences of living in this great country as a foreigner, a scholar, a ballet dancer, an employee, a mother to two sons, a therapist, a freelancer, and now a business owner. I always have your best interests at heart, and I have the skills to help you settle comfortably into Berlin.
Book your initial, 45-min Berlin relocation consultation HERE.
Have your questions ready about your Berlin relocation, and go for it! We can advise on which neighbourhoods would be best suited to you and your family, how many rooms you need, how many square meters you can get within your budget, which paperwork you need to provide and how to go about your home search. Other topics might be: How does the school system work? How do we find a kindergarten place? How do we register our address? How do I open a bank account? Can you please explain the health insurance options here? Ask away!