3 reasons you need a move manager
Have you recently decided to sell your house and move?
When was the last time you did this? If it was more than 5 years ago, you may be surprised at how much more work it takes nowadays to get your home ready for sale.
In the past, you may have tidied up a bit, made some minor repairs, then handed over the keys to your real estate agent.
Today, you need to thoroughly declutter and remove ALL personal items and extra furniture, which often requires putting things into storage and finding ways to quickly sell or donate them.
And if your home is decorated to your unique personal tastes or even slightly dated, your agent will likely ask you to have the house painted, hire a stager to bring in new furniture and accessories, make major repairs, and other improvements, which means you have to call in a fleet of professionals.
Here are three reasons you should consider hiring a move manager to help this process run smoothly and efficiently and prepare your home for a successful sale.
1. You don’t know what you don’t know
When you’re preparing to move and you’re on a timeline, there’s nothing worse than discovering new tasks that need to be done and realizing you're running out of time.
A move manager has seen and done it all before. We know about how long it will take to go through the papers in your office or the treasures in your attic. We know that in order to drop off your cable boxes, we need your account number. We know how many boxes and rolls of packing paper you’ll need to pack up your home.
We create a project plan, a schedule, and checklists to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks and that everything gets done in the right order, at the right time. We do the research, shopping, and schlepping for you, and we keep all of the information in one place for your reference.
We are your project manager and personal concierge (and sometimes shoulder to cry on) for the duration of your move.
When you put your sale prep and move into the hands of a move manager, there will be fewer surprises, and every task will get done on time and done well.
And when something does go wrong (because it undoubtedly will!), you don’t have to take on that stress. We’ll take it on for you.
2. You don’t know who to call
Professional organizers and move managers across the country are a tight-knit group. We are constantly sharing tips, tricks, and the names of our favorite service providers, and we keep detailed records of who’s done great work for us in the past.
So if you need to find someone to do work for you, we can connect you with trusted professionals, like:
- Real estate agents
- Home stagers
- Estate sale companies
- Consignment shops
- Pest control services
- Dumpster companies
- Junk haulers
- Storage companies
- Charitable organizations
- and more!
Who wants to spend hours researching online, making phone calls, getting estimates, and hiring these people when a move manager can do it for you?
3. You have a life
Are you sitting in meetings all day every day? Are you juggling multiple part-time jobs or freelance gigs? Are you the CEO, COO, and CFO of your family?
Moving really can be a full-time job, and if you’re already maxed out with the responsibilities of everyday life, piling on the work of moving can push you over the brink.
And it can be incredibly disruptive to your home and your schedule. No one wants to weave through half-packed boxes to get to their bed or have to jump up from the dinner table to answer a phone call from a painter or stay home from work to let the handyman in.
Working with a move manager will help keep disruption to a minimum so you can go on with your life as normal.
Lean on us
If you could really use a low-stress move (and who couldn’t?), call on a professional for help.
You’ll sleep easy throughout the process and be refreshed and ready to move into your new home. When friends and family decide to move you’ll tell them, “Hire a move manager. It was the best decision I ever made!”