Entries for 2015

About Estate Sales – Part 2: 5 Questions You Should Ask an Estate Sale Provider

 December 2015
As the nation's largest and most trusted resource for estate sales and online auction liquidation, Caring Transitions owners are often asked how customers can best prepare for their estate sale.  While there are several things that can be done even before the sale begins, we have outlined some of the questions one should ask an estate sale provider they are considering as a partner. 1. How long will it take to set up the sale in my home? The...

About Estate Sales - Part 1: 5 Steps to Take Before the Sale

 November 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As the nation’s largest and most trusted resource for estate sales and online auction liquidation, Caring Transitions® owners are often asked how customers can best prepare for their estate sale.  Caring Transitions® will dedicate our next few newsletters to providing tips to consumers on this very topic. There are several things that can be done even before the sale begins. We have outlined...

A Caring Resource for Senior Relocation

 October 2015
  By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® Clients and their family members seek Caring Transitions® services for all types of assistance. They may be moving, downsizing,  in need of packing or unpacking services or  hoping to sell personal property through professional estate sale or online auction.  We work with clients of all ages and abilities, yet specialize in support for older adults. This means we manage a large range of l...

Caring Advice For Moving Seniors

 August 2015
Caring Advice For Moving Seniors By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® At Caring Transitions®  moving  older adults in later life is often referred to as  “Moving Plus”   To put it simply, there are many additional factors which make a  “senior move” more complex than others.  Below are some of the more common issues faced by older adults and their families. Health Issues- While many moves in late ...

What Families Need to Know: Reduce Your Moving Expenses

 July 2015
What Families Need to Know: Reduce Your Moving ExpensesWritten by Nan HayesMoving to a new home is often an exciting time, but it can also be an expensive venture. According to the Worldwide ERC, a full-service move averages over $12,000. The good news is that there are ways to cut costs. Below are several cost-cutting tips to help you save on your next move. 1. Establish a budgetBudgeting in advance can help families save time, money and energy....

What Families Should Know: "Good” Online Auctions

 June 2015
Written by Nan Hayes The Online auction business is booming.  Once controlled by a single company, online auctions are a now a multi-billion dollar industry and the number of internet sellers is growing steadily. A few online sellers still closeout products in traditional “bulk” retail quantities, but most online transactions involve a single-seller and a single-buyer. It is in the best interest of both parties to understand whether...

Estate Sale or Garage Sale?

 May 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possession.  Today there are more options a than ever, including charitable donation, Live auction,  online auction site, tag sales,  traditional garage sale and Estate Sale.For people with a large amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a ...

What Families Should Know: Managing Personal Property

 April 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® By legal definition, personal property is everything that is the subject of ownership that does not come under the denomination of real property (real estate). Personal property is legally divided into two major categories: (1) corporeal personal property, including such items as animals, merchandise, and jewelry; and (2) incorporeal personal property, comprised of such rights as stocks, bo...

Solutions to Late Life Stress

 March 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®Everyone experiences stress in some form or another at various points in their life.In late life, stress may be experienced both by older adults or their adult children as health, social and financial issues arise.  The stress may be categorized as “positive” stress, the kind that helps people develop the skills they need to cope with and adapt to new and threatening situations, or as “negative” stress, wh...

What Families Should Know About a "Caring Transition"

 February 2015
Part 1: Comprehensive SolutionsBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®Throughout our lives we experience a variety of life transitions, most of which are prompted by major events.  Some events may be anticipated and celebrated as joyful occasions, such as moving to a first apartment, receiving a job promotion or getting married. Other incidents, like failing health, financial loss, the death of a spouse or divorce, are often unexpected and unwe...