Today was the first day in the last two weeks where relocation related emails didn't represent 30% of my daily work related email. We'll be in Switzerland the 11th-14th looking for housing. The 12th and 13th are the actual house hunting days. Our relocation contact will take us to look at houses and apartments that meet our criteria. Em and I have slightly different housing priorities, so it'll be interesting to see what we end up with. Since we don't have a work\residence permit or visa yet, the lease will initially be between the landlord and the company.
The plan was to open a bank account on this trip as well, but the bank that the relocation coordinator normally uses has changed its policy and requires a home address to open an account. I guess we'll have to do that as soon as we arrive in late January.