What is Senior Move Management?

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Home Stager with Transition Stage LLC

What is Senior Move Management?

 

Very briefly, senior move managers assist older adults with the physical and emotional aspects of relocating their homes. Since this usually occurs at a time when the client has been living in the same place for decades, it includes the sometimes difficult emotional process of sorting through and downsizing considerably before packing up and moving on.

 

Moving Truck       Elderly Couple

http://www.flickr.com/photos/idogcow/157552710/                                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/78428166@N00/3840158267/

 

Senior move managers can help with:

  • The decision process surrounding furniture and other belongings
  • Choosing and working with a mover
  • Packing for the move
  • Unpacking and setting up the new home - so it feels like home right away

 

While doing these very tangible tasks, senior move managers also provide emotional support as they

  • Listen carefully to the client's wants and needs
  • Honor the life and experience of the client when sorting through belongings and memories
  • Help the client's adult children understand that the client has the final say
  • Help the client's adult children with tasks that may be emotionally difficult between the generations

 

In my next blog posts, I'll go into more detail on how the types of services that senior move managers provide helps both clients and their families.

 

What is Senior Move Management?

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Judy Klem
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
Transition Stage LLC

Hi Kathy - I couldn't agree more!  It's a good feeling to be able to support the senior in any way I can. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here.

November 28, 2010 11:06 PM
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Ginny Lacey Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate
Judy, i work with seniors alot and i believe your service is definitely in need in ri...will watch your series..thanks
November 29, 2010 07:35 AM
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Judy Klem
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
Transition Stage LLC

Hi Ginny - Yes, it seems as though quite a few elderly people are under-served with regard to these types of services. Thanks - more coming later today!

November 29, 2010 08:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hi Judy - great post.  I know Charles in comment #1 mentioned the SRES designation --- maybe those Realtors with the designation in your market area could be a great target for a marketing campaign.  Hope you have a great 2011!

December 08, 2010 12:14 AM
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Judy Klem
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
Transition Stage LLC

Hi Michael - Great idea! I'll definitely make that a goal for early 2011!  I wish you a fabulous new year as well.

December 08, 2010 06:02 AM
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