Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for seniors. Not only do they have to grapple with the emotional aspect of leaving a home they may have lived in for decades, but they also have to navigate the logistics of packing up their belongings and finding a new place to live. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous moving companies take advantage of seniors by charging exorbitant fees or providing subpar service.
One way that seniors can protect themselves from being taken advantage of by a moving company is by working with a move management company. A move management company is a professional service that helps clients plan and execute their move, from packing and organizing their belongings to finding and coordinating with a reputable moving company.
Seniors may be targeted by moving companies that offer low estimates for the cost of a move, only to dramatically increase the price once the move is underway. These companies may claim that the client has more belongings than they initially thought, or that the move is more complex than they anticipated. In some cases, they may even charge for services that were not included in the original estimate, such as packing or storage.
Moving companies may also take advantage of seniors by providing subpar services. This can include using unprofessional or untrained staff, using inferior equipment to move belongings and in some cases, seniors may find that their belongings are damaged or lost during the move.
The Real Estate Transition Team can provide peace of mind and help seniors avoid being taken advantage of by providing expert guidance when choosing a moving company. We have first-hand experience with these companies and can speak to their integrity and professionalism, indeed we count on it as part of our services to our clients.