By Mickey Matteson, CRP
RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-The market is warming up, the kids are out of school, and more Americans are gearing up to move long distances. A recent survey by relocation.com shows staggering data when it comes to moving:
70% of consumers are moving more than 1,000 miles, up from 38% last year
60% listed financial reasons for their move
28% are moving for family reasons compared to 18% last year
52% of Americans have a high level of fear when moving
This summer’s moving season could be a hectic one for your clients, but there are ways to move and keep your sanity. Here are some things for your clients to keep in mind to make their summer move a success:
Start Early – Allow plenty of time to get estimates from movers. It takes time to get an estimate from different companies, compare, and make a decision. 45 days prior to a move is a good time to begin to ensure the best choices are available.
Be Prepared – If your clients are doing their own packing, advise them to get supplies and start packing early. Not finishing on time and leaving work for the moving company can result in additional costs.
Be Careful – Choosing a mover can be confusing. Comparing estimates from different companies that might reflect different items, terms, and coverage can add considerable time to the process.
The Move Advocate is a great resource to offer your clients to set up a summer move for success. Our dedicated Moving Coach will work with your client to choose the best movers in their area, get multiple estimates, advise them on preparation, and audit and compare movers for them. Best of all this is a free service that you can offer to them with no obligation. Sign up today at http://www.moveadvocate.com/agent/starterkit.asp for an Agent Starter Kit and start giving your clients up to 60% off their next move.
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