Relocation Services

Relocation services:

  • Assist in downsizing homes
  • Plan move to new location
  • Counsel may be offered to help minimize stress

Services

  • Pack and transport belongings
  • Stop utilities and additional in-home services; restart at new home
  • Find movers, estate sale specialists, realtors, storage facilities and consignment shops
  • Sell or dispose of unwanted items
  • Unpack belongings in new home to desired specifications; assemble furniture
  • Hook-up clocks and electronic equipment

Specialization

Look for Certificate in Senior Move Management (SMM) in good standing with their state mover’s association.

Relocating specialists who are Senior Move Certified (SMC) must complete minimum requirements for a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS)

Preparation

List inventory in home:

  • consolidate or eliminate where ever possible prior to hiring help
  • take valuables to a lock box or safe house
  • Determine a time/dollar budget:
  • number of weeks to work on preparation for the move
  • schedule move when convenient for you
  • anticipate major obstacles that are logistic or emotional

Evaluation

Provider qualifications:

  • determine number of moves involved in prior to you
  • request 3 references from previous completed jobs
  • understand how the relocation process will work and how long it will take
  • ask how emotional hardships associated with downsizing/moving are handled
  • inquire about SMM certification

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