When is the best time to move?

    Welcome back to the latest edition of Monday Morning Coffee. If you’ve stayed up to date with our recent market reports, you’ve noticed the housing spike in the market. This has us very excited to see where the 2015 market is heading.

    With the increased activity in the market, we recently received some interesting news regarding your ability to move this summer. The fact is that there will be a shortage of moving trucks and workers this summer. We are joined today by Brad Murphy, of Armstrong Relocation & Companies, who is going to tell us how we can be proactive about this potential shortage.

    Roughly 65% of a mover’s revenue occurs in 120 days of the year, and according to the employee relocation council, the housing market will be up by 15% by the end of the year. We are seeing numbers return that are similar to the numbers in 2007. But even with this increase in sales, the number of movers has decreased. We are currently operating with 30% less van drivers than we were in 2007, due to lowered pay and a tightening of industry standards. There is such a shortage of movers and vehicles, you may have an issue finding your own vehicle to rent to move yourself.Pull Quote Template

    So, how will this affect you? If you can’t move yourself, you need to make sure you find a mover and secure that space before it’s too late. If you wait longer than that, you may not find one, especially when it comes in June and July. If at all possible, avoid the last 3-4 days of the month with your move, because statistics show that’s when the most people are moving. Do your best to be strategic with your move.

    If you have any questions for Brad or myself, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. Even if you aren’t planning to move this summer, share this article with someone who is, because they should know about this information as well. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

     

    This Week’s Closings,

    Congratulations!

    Mr. Larry Wayne Wood

    Ms. Lucretia Thomas

    Ms. Lois Henry

    Ms. Kataren Johnson

    Mr. William Brian Clark

    Mr. and Mrs. Maruren Lacey

    Mr. John McQueen

    Ms. Debra C. Jacks

    Mr. James Randall

    Ms. Sherry Cook

    Ms. Debbie Fosselius

    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Muzzo

    Mr. and Mrs. Joel Montgomery

    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dempsey

    Mr. Lucas Elliott

    Ms. Deena Youngblood

    Mr. Phillip Hulley

    Ms. Amanda James

    Mr. Justin Wood

    Ms. Karen Everheart

    Mr. Jeremy Mills

    Mr. Alan Raetz

    Ms. Lillian Sticker

    Mr. Joshua Hicks

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cox

    This Week’s New Listings

    For Sale:

    205 Heather Glen Drive, $279,900

    136 Tammy Gaines Lane, $139,900

    27647 Eastland Drive, $169,900

    5825 Highway 53, $2,200,000

    120 Wolf Creek Trail, $275,000

    108 Rose Point Court, $340,000

    1076 Walker Lane, $239,900

    105 Holly Oak Lane, $122,900

    121 Dogwood Ridge Drive, $325,000

    113 Burwell Hills Drive, $$200,000

    3113 Cove Lake Road, $291,500

    992 River Loop Road, $125,000

    98 Mabry Drive, $200,000

    145 Valley Stone Road, $207,900

    273 Bermuda Lakes Drive, $145,000

    3006 Grand Lake Way, $299,000

    129 Laredo Circle, $113,000

    0 Tall Grass Circle, $29,900

    17522 Meadows Road, $155,000

    429 Quarter Mountain Road, $$550,000

    118 Bibb Road, $219,000

    995 McKee Road, $59,000

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