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No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Jennifer Black on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 Posted by Jennifer Black on August 3, 2016 at 9:17 AM
Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.”  Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one.   Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand, rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. Rightsizing is actually a specific process used to define one’s living s...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Jennifer Black on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

When in Transition, Call the Experts

 Posted by Jennifer Black on June 21, 2016 at 9:31 AM
When in Transition, Call the ExpertsBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®At Caring Transitions®, we support people who are in the midst of personal transitions. By “transitions” we usually mean the kind of life hanging situations that have an effect on your current residence. Whether someone is moving or downsizing due to job change, marriage, divorce, illness or retirement, we are among the first resources to contact for help and advice.Our servi...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Jennifer Black on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 8:16 AM
Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to usethe term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.” Typically they are referring to someone who ismoving to a smaller home from a larger one. Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand,rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. Rightsizing is actually a specific process us...

Caring Transitions SeattlePI Article

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Read about a New Caring Transitions office in the SeattlePI"NEW LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESS SERVES JOHNS ISLAND, CHARLESTON, NORTH CHARLESTON, WEST ASHLEY, LADSON, SUMMERVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES."One of Caring Transitions many strengths is our ability to provide services to clients on both ends of a cross country move. With new offices being added monthly, we are constantly expanding our ability to help Seniors and their families with the...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Jennifer Black on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Supporting older adults as they move from a family home to Community or retirement housing is very rewarding for Caring Transitions owners, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our professional network. Caring Transitions takes great pride in our local and national relationships. We have cultivated a professional network of realtors, caregivers, attorneys, funeral directors, hospice partners, guardians and housing adminis...
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