Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just Another Day in Jackson, WY

Meet Homer. He is one of our new CRS employees in the Jackson Hole office. Homer was busy answering phones and responding to emails this past week while I was in Southern California meeting with some of our accounts. As new ideas and concepts were brought to the table, you can expect a new CRS E-Newsletter to be published soon! Look for exciting news on the moving front as well as whats happening within CRS. If you would like to be added to our list, please email me at Happy Fall!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Informal survey on moving activity

We posted a question on several Linkedin discussion groups related to moving and relocaton regarding the pent up demand for moving. The question was "When does the large pent up demand for moving start moving?"
A large number of professional responded to the discussion with their ideas on when moving activity will dramatically increase. Most felt that we will start to see a large increase in people moving next spring for sure. Some felt after the holidays. Here are some selected comments from those discussions.

"There are so many signs that things are loosening. Pent up demand should at least start trickling by end of this year, but people will still hold off for holidays, at a guess. I think the beginning of next year could be wild. Hopeful thinking anyway"

"We've had a good summer here in the UK, but that's more because most companies have downsized to cope with the lower volume of work. But now things are definitely slowing down again as always at this time of year. My bet is that people will start selling again at the beginning of next year, so by next spring things will start to go back to normal. If you can hold on for that long."

"The big wheel is starting to move slowly - buyers and sellers are so cautious now. Big corporate relo has changed their MO for moving execs and work forces. Hopefully spring 2010 will really kick off the "new" way of doing business in this field"

"We are getting mixed signals here. But some are saying things may spark after the holidays but I think generally most are thinking next spring. During the last down turn, it was a spring turnaround with a moderately slow winter"

Friday, September 18, 2009

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

One of the greatest days of the year September 19! It's the day many look sailors and pirates alike look forward to! Here is your excuse to have a party on the 19th!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Getting organized for a move ahead of time

Moving? Here are some helpful hints to help getting organized

When you know you are moving you will need to sort through your household goods to determine which items will not be making the trip with you. Eliminating unwanted articles can substantially reduce the final cost of your move. Completing this task prior to having your moving estimates can reduce the inconsistencies between the estimates.

If possible, schedule your moving estimates about 8 weeks in advance of your intended move date. You don’t have to know the exact date of your move or even know your precise destination to have this step completed. However, knowing the city or county of the state is necessary. When the movers perform their surveys, make sure each receives the same information regarding what needs to be shipped, packed and any special services you may require. This will ensure that you are making a consistent comparison between the estimates.

Once you have reviewed the estimates, if possible, select a mover 4-5 weeks ahead of your move date. Summer time is the busiest season of the year for movers. The first and the last days of each month are busy as well. If you have flexibility, try not to move during the summer or at the end of the month. If it can’t be avoided, scheduling as far in advance as possible will assure the availability. Be advised that the movers will require a spread of several consecutive days to deliver your shipment and potentially, depending on the size of your shipment, to also load the shipment. These time frames are generally extended during the busy summer months.

These helpful hints as well as full assistance when moving can be obtained through Consumers Relocation Services. They will assign you to a move consultant who will guide you through the move process and coordinate all your moving estimates. Members will receive up to 64% discounts on interstate moves as well as full replacement valuation coverage up to $75,000 in value. During the busy summer season your consultant can often find a last minute mover for local or interstate shipments because of their extensive contacts in the moving business. Just call 800-839-6683 and ask to speak with a Consultant. Or visit our website and fill out the convenient inititation form. A Consultant will call you to get started.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009