Senior Real Estate Specialist is a designation given to Realtors® who have taken the time and invested energy in learning about what matters to you. These professionals understand that it takes time to make decisions as big as moving from a home of 20+ years. If you are trying to make this move on your own, you will want someone who will go the extra mile and stand by your side as you work your way through the emotions, details and logistics of this transition.
The National Association of Senior Move Managers is a national organization made up of individual move management companies in almost every part of the country and beyond! These individuals collaborate, learn and share throughout the year in order to provide exemplary service to the clients they serve. Hiring a NASMM member will give you peace of mind knowing you are working with a professional who takes your move seriously.
3. Do they have experience?
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to packing, moving, preparing and selling a home. Finding someone who understands all of it will remove the burden from your shoulders. Every situation is different, every person needs help with different things. Some moves are large and right down the street, while others are tiny and across the country. You will want to make sure you have hired someone who has tackled it all and can help you. Once you have moved into your new home it will be imperative to know that the rest of the details are in experienced hands.
4. Can they move you anywhere?
It doesn’t matter if you move down the street or across state lines as long as the company you choose can tackle the job for you. Can they create a floor plan so you will know that your furniture will fit before you ever get there? Can they manage the moving team so everything arrives safely? Will they set your furniture up where you want it? Will they unpack the boxes, put everything away and get rid of the boxes for you? These questions will separate the great and help you find the right company for your move.
5. Can they clean out your home?
Once the boxes are packed and and the truck is loaded there are usually things left behind that you don’t want. Exhaustion will have set in and the last thing you want to think about is what is left behind. You will want to make sure the company you hire can take care of the disposal, donations, shredding and possible sale of these items.
6. Can they prepare your home for sale?
You may have decided that you are going to sell your home in the condition you left it. In a seller’s market, this might be easy to do. If you have lived in your home for many years and the condition is less than updated, you may want to think twice. Today’s buyers are not like yesterday’s buyers. Typically, they have jobs and kids and not enough time to do the work that needs to be done to get the home in shape. Paint, flooring, light fixtures and new appliances are a few of the easier renovations that can be done to make your home look and feel fresh enough for that buyer. Make sure the company you hire can take care of and oversee these simple repairs so your home can sell for the most amount of money in the shortest time possible.
It’s important to read the testimonials and listen to what others are saying. You can learn from other’s comments and feedback about a company’s services and culture before you hire them. Be sure you get your questions answered and are satisfied before you move forward.
Moving out of a home you’ve lived in for many years is not an easy endeavor. In fact, “they” say it causes as much stress as death and divorce for some people. Take your time finding the right team to help make your move smooth and home sale a success.
WE ARE A DIFFERENT KIND OF REAL ESTATE COMPANY
PRESTO® is the first and only one-stop senior transition service. We can help you pack, move, and resettle your belongings, then clean out, repair and sell your home. Our goal is to make this a worry-free experience for you and your loved ones. Let us customize a plan for you! Call 630-755-6488 for a free consultation.