Sometimes Bigger is NOT Always Better and GPS is NOT Always Right!!!!!

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Real Estate Services with PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer

Sometimes Bigger is NOT Always Better and GPS is NOT Always Right!!!!!

 

At least when you're a Moving or Commercial Truck trying to navigate the hills of San Francisco.... LOL LOL

 

Divisadero St bottomed out Moving TruckI feel so sorry for this Long Haul Flatbed driver.... his GPS directed him to drive along Divisadero St., that stretches from the Castro District on the South to the Pacific Heights/Marina Districts on the North in San Francisco.  Yes, it was the most direct route for his destination, but it failed to advise him that because of the very steep grades on the hills, that his truck would bottom out.

Divisadero St bottomed out Moving TruckNot only will he be unable to deliver his load during regular business hours, whoever hired him is going to incur the very expensive cost for a heavy-duty tow truck to pull him back up the hill... then they have to figure out how to get to a street with lesser-grade hills going East and West to get him over to Van Ness Boulevard which is graded for heavy trucks - whew. Will take HOURS!!

Another reason why it is so important for inter-state and intra-state relocations to hire a moving organizer who is very familiar with the City you are moving into... they can provide critical information such as letting you know whether the route your moving truck driver is going to take really is safe for his load and length of vehicle. (Some of our San Francisco streets can only handle 17 tons - a commercial moving truck, when full, can max out at 22 tons!)

I'm curious Realtors... do you provide this type of information to your relocation clients?  If not, seems like I have some work to do!

 

 

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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado; Spring is here in the Rocky Mountains

May 16, 2012 08:24 AM
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Hi Peg.  haven't seen you for awhile.  hope all's well and you're just busy making money.  I know AR can take lots of time.

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Peggy this was a good example to show how important a moving organizer is to a move.

June 06, 2012 08:28 PM
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sorry for the long delay in responding.... I've been BUSY!! But, thanks so much Jennifer for your kind words :)

June 23, 2012 08:42 PM
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James... my apologies to you as well.  Work has been busy but thanks so much for stopping by!!

Lloyd... yes, I've been busy, busy, busy... and gratefully so!!  The SF Bay Area moving and relocation market is booming - at least from my perspective.  I'm moving a number of people from the penninsula to Sonoma/Napa, but many in-town, Menlo Park to Menlo Park or SF to SF, or Palo Alto to Palo Alto.. and most are moving up.  I'm so lucky.... or, I work hard to get the luck I'm getting LOL LOL LOL

 

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