Archive for 'Relocating Assistance'

Jun / 19

The Move Magicians Makes the News!

Good Morning Texas

It’s been an exciting month for The Move Magicians! I was recently honored with guest spots on both Good Morning Texas and DFW Closeup to discuss moving tips and all the company has to offer.

As you may recall, I created The Move Magicians to complement Barbara Gilbert Interiors after witnessing countless moves and the need for customized relocation assistance.  Time and time again, I’ve watched clients become overwhelmed by the staggering amount of work to be done before and after a move, and I knew I could help. That’s why I started The Move Magicians – to meet the needs of busy clients and alleviate the stress of moving.

Now the word is out and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction the company is getting from clients and industry leaders alike!

The Move Magicians, a full-service moving concierge company, was featured on Good Morning Texas on June 11 and CW 33 DFW Closeup on June 17. I had a lot of fun doing both interviews and am so excited to know the company is meeting a real need.

You can view the full DFW Closeup segment at the CW 33 website through the following link: Making Your Home More Marketable (currently the third video dated 6/17/12). To find out more about The Move Magicians, visit www.themovemagicians.com.

Feb / 09

Introducing the Move Magicians!

Today, I have some exciting news to share. I’ve started a new company to further serve my clients, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

As a professional designer, I often help homeowners settle in and decorate new homes after a move. This is, without a doubt, an exciting time! But I’ve also noticed how stressed and tired all homeowners are after a move. In fact, did you know that moving ranks as the third most stressful life event, just after death of a loved one and divorce? That’s why I’ve created The Move Magicians.

The Move Magicians is a full-service moving concierge company, staffed by trusted professionals from all areas of relocation services. I’ve partnered with the best in the business to bring you a full-service, moving concierge company with customized services to meet your needs. Whether you want help with just a few items, such as finding a moving company and scheduling service; or you want someone to oversee it all – from utility service connections to hanging artwork – we do it.

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Aug / 07

Top 10 Ways to Turn Off a Homebuyer

Summer is one of the busiest seasons for home sales. But in today’s economy, if your home is on the market, it’s essential to make it as appealing as possible to ensure a sale.

Bankrate.com assembled a coast-to-coast SWAT team to help sellers move their properties: Chad Goldwasser of Goldwasser Real Estate in Austin, Texas; Terry Cannon, a buyer’s agent and broker with Oregon Exclusive Buyers Realty in Salem, Ore.; and Julie Dana, the New York-based “home stylist” and co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell.” Together, they identified 10 buyer turnoffs that sellers should avoid at all costs. Here’s the list.

1. Dirt. Hands down, the panel agrees: Nothing turns off a buyer quicker than a dirty house. “The No. 1 biggest mistake is not getting the home in the best possible condition. That’s huge,” says Goldwasser. Sellers should go the extra mile, from steam-cleaning tile and grout to replacing carpets.

2. Odors. Buyers, it’s said, buy with their noses. Make sure your home smells fresh and inviting. Pet smells and kitchen odors are a deal breaker.

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Nov / 17

Top Ten Moving Tips

Moving can be stressful, but you can alleviate a lot of the stress with a good action plan. Here are ten tips to help guide you through a trouble-free move.

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Nov / 05

Staging Your Home to Sell

If you’re trying to sell your home, home-staging can make all the difference. Staging is about highlighting your home’s strengths, downplaying its weaknesses and appealing to the largest pool of buyers. Beyond cleaning, staging creates a mood, making your home brighter, warmer and more welcoming. These ten low-cost tips will help you turn you house into a “show home” and, most importantly, sell it quickly and at the highest value possible.

1) At a minimum, your lawn should be mowed, leaves raked and flower beds well maintained. Add some colorful plants and shrubs and place them strategically in your planter beds. Curb appeal is crucial.

2) Group your furniture and create obvious traffic flow spaces. There’s a common belief that rooms feel larger if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but this isn’t the case. Float your furniture away from walls and reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups. This will actually open up the room, make the space more user-friendly and seem larger.

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