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7 Things To Consider When Hiring a Senior Relocation Service

Relocating to a new place can be stressful, especially when it’s the first time you or a loved one has moved in a long time. Leaving a family home behind can be emotional, so you should hire the right type of mover so the process will be much easier to handle.

Cheerful Transitions has compiled this checklist to ensure you and your loved ones are getting the best moving experience possible from a full-service senior relocation service.

1   Make sure the services they offer meet all your needs

Everyone’s move is different. Depending on the type of residence you are moving to, how far you are going, or even how big your current home is, your needs will vary from the next person.

Cheerful Transitions are full-service movers, which means we do absolutely everything for our customers. Each of our services is client-centered and personalized to meet your needs and preferences throughout the entire moving process.

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2   Consider pre- and post-move services that other movers don’t offer

A traditional moving company can manage trucks, load boxes and deliver them to your home. What sets Cheerful Transitions apart from the rest is the fact that we offer extensive relocation services to choose from, including:

  • Assistance in selling your home
  • Downsizing
  • Estate cleanouts
  • Moves for people with disabilities or specialized medical equipment
  • Floor plan design
  • Total packing & unpacking
  • New home, furniture, closet and kitchen setup

We go the extra mile for our customers. We pride ourselves on accomplishing all your needs.

We provide caring and expert guidance for older adults and their families, including crucial emotional support in addition to all our logistical services. All our employees are trained to provide gentle, objective support throughout the entire relocation process.

There is no relocation service we won’t do for you – we will even decorate your new residence.

3   Emotional support throughout the relocation

Full-service senior relocation services do much more than just help you pack and move. In addition to their physical services, senior relocation specialists like Cheerful Transitions offer a lot of mental and emotional support to their customers.

During a transition, our clients and their families can depend on us to be an outside expert on all things relocation. We provide caring and expert guidance for everyone involved in the relocation process.

In addition to our logistical services, we offer crucial emotional support. Two of the biggest stresses seniors can face during relocation is fear of unknown and a loss of control. Bringing in Cheerful Transitions as a third party – people who are trained to provide gentle, objective guidance – will relieve you and your loved ones of much of the stress of the relocation.

4   Senior relocation specialists have connections in the community

Since they specialize in senior relocations, many senior relocation services know the community into which you or your loved one is moving.

That means that in addition to relocating, senior relocation specialists can help ease you or your loved one into their new life by showing them around the facility, telling them about the community, and even introducing them to their connections.

Cheerful Transitions acts as many things for our customers. We can arrange charitable donations or set up sales for your unique possessions. We offer realty services if you need to sell your home. Not only do our services provide a more convenient senior relocation experience for you, our services can also save you and your family money in the long run.

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5   Ask about their pricing

With many moving companies, the services you need for your relocation will determine your initial quote.

Cheerful Transitions is different, though. We offer flat rate pricing. Working with us begins with a free, no-obligation in-home consultation so we can understand your needs and determine the scope of services.

We know that no two moves are alike, so this personal visit helps us formulate a plan together. Our goal is to relieve the stress and burden of relocation from you and prepare you for your new residence.

6   Check out their reputation

To ensure you are getting the best quality service possible, you should check a company’s credentials before hiring them.

There are no industry standards set by law for senior relocations, so companies may have a range of certifications that qualify them for the job.

Cheerful Transitions is proud to be a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS), and we diligently adhere to their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

7   Always look for referrals/testimonials

While a company can have an amazing reputation, if you can’t hear from past customers about their experience, you should give that company a pass.

Testimonials and referrals offer prospective customers peace of mind when looking for a senior relocation company that suits their needs.

Sites like Google Reviews, Yelp, and Nextdoor are all very helpful ways to read about people’s real-life experiences with a company. Cheerful Transitions was honored to be named the “Best for Moving to Florida” by The Spruce in March 2021.

Cheerful Transitions is proud to offer our client testimonials on our site for our prospective customers to read. We truly go above and beyond for every one of our customers, and that’s proven by what our customers have to say about us.

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