Entries for 2016

“Why” Caring Transitions®?

 November 2016
When most companies ask the “Why” question, they simply want to tell you why you should hire them. In this case, we’d like to discuss a different kind of “why.” We’d like to explain to you, our readers, why we, as owners and employees, choose to run the nation’s largest and most trusted relocation and resale resource, Caring Transitions®. Caring for Things and their PeopleMany Caring Transitions owners and employees choose to provide relocation a...

Home Staging to Sell

 September 2016
As you prepare for a pending move by sorting and packing, you may also want to consider the benefits of home staging. In today’s real estate market, “staging” a home for sale is not only an accepted practice, it’s expected. For many of our clients, ‘staging’ is a new term, but the concept of ‘curb appeal’ and getting your home or property ready for sale has always been important to sellers who want to get the best possible price for their ...

Behind the Scenes of Professional Estate Sales – Part I

 August 2016
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® Estate Sales have operated at a local level in this country for many years.  Today, with over 14,000 independent businesses operating in the United States, Caring Transitions® has emerged as the industry leader. With offices in most major markets, Caring Transitions® offers consumers more options for selling or buying household goods. Our recent series of newsletters on estate sales and liquidations...

Part II- Resale Realities: When to Sell

 July 2016
As the nation’s largest network of branded resale professionals, Caring Transitions® is here to help you understand when to sell, toss or donate your excess personal property.  Find answers about the market place in Part I of this Resale newsletter and find some general guidelines for downsizing and decluttering below! Estate Sale: When you are downsizing, an estate sale works best and can be quite profitable if you have a substantial volume...

Part I -Resale Realities: Selling in Today’s Market

 July 2016
When it comes to downsizing and decluttering your homes, there are several options for disposing of the items you no longer need or want. You have the choice to donate, sell, toss, gift or recycle items. In most cases, how or why we make the decision to use one or all of these decluttering methods depends on three things; 1. How much time you have 2. Your personal preferences and, 3. The value of your goods in today’s market.  When you are c...

When in Transition, Call the Experts

 June 2016
When in Transition, Call the ExpertsBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®At Caring Transitions®, we support people who are in the midst of personal transitions. By “transitions” we usually mean the kind of life hanging situations that have an effect on your current residence.  Whether someone is moving or downsizing due to job change, marriage, divorce, illness or retirement, we are among the first resources to contact for help and advice. O...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 May 2016
Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.”  Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one.  Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand, rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsi...

Covering the Cost of Long Term Care

 April 2016
Covering the Cost of Long Term Care By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As we mentioned in our March newsletter, paying for long term care is one of the major obstacles for many older adults and their families.  Just as there are several kinds of long term care options, there are several ways to pay for them. Long Term Care Insurance The numbers suggest that only 7% of the senior population carries long term care insurance. Long-term care ...

Overcoming 3 Big Obstacles When Moving to Assisted Living

 March 2016
Overcoming 3 Big Obstacles When Moving to Assisted LivingBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®There are three common obstacles many of our clients face as they search for and find their ideal assisted living community.Home Sale: Often, older adult clients have lived in their current homes for a substantial amount of time, yet as the real estate market begins to stabilize, more of these individuals are considering a home sale this spring. ...

Home Market 2016

 February 2016
Good news for home sellers! Prices have risen by 4% in 2015 and 6% in 2014 and are projected to grow by at least 3% in 2016. This steady growth and a more stabilized market follows several years of ups and downs.  Overall home sales are up 11% over a year ago and continue to maintain positive growth according to the National Association of Realtors. In year-to-year comparisons, home sales increased across all regions and all price ...
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