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The Caring Network

 Posted by Kerri Shimp 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...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...

Don't fall victim to unregulated move and estate liquidation companies!

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on February 1, 2016 at 9:25 AM
Caring Transitions® is the nation’s largest provider of relocation services, downsizing, estate sales and online auctions. As the “biggest and best,” we take the responsibility of our Baby Boomer clients and their aging parents quite seriously.   We operate in an industry that is fraught with scam artists and ever-shifting market prices, both which leave clients vulnerable to fraud as they navigate the many steps required to ...

The Estate Sale Lady Speaks

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on January 31, 2016 at 6:19 PM
From the Blog of the Estate Sale Lady Speaks~Older “die-hard” collectors are passing away and selling their massive collections all at once.  So who is going to buy all these items?  Some will be sold to today’s collectors, though far fewer in number than serious collectors years ago.  Hence, these collections are saturating the market, driving prices and values lower.  Too much supply, not enough demand.Let’s return to the se...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...

Taking the time to listen to your clients

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on January 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM
In life and in business you have to remember to slow down and truly take in what is going on around you.  This happened recently with a client.  In our quest to do the very best we could in a timely manner, I had to slow down and truly listen to what she was saying.   Most importantly because, in not doing so, it was creating more stress in a very tough transition.  At Caring Transitions the entire team focuses on the client a...

Securing Valuables

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on December 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
Once you make a decision to move or store some of your belongings or even remodel your home, it is important to evaluate whether any of your personal valuables could be at risk for damage or theft. If you are one of the thousands of people who will move  next year and have not yet considered how to organize or protect your valuables, the following suggestions may help you secure important papers, small valuables, coins, jewelry, passpo...

The Five Things We Can Learn From a 70-Year-Old Home Buyer

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Mature home buyers between the ages of 69-89 (the Silent Generation) make up only 10 percent of the recent home purchases in the United States according to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. What are the motivations of this age group to purchase real estate at this time in their life and what do they desire as home owners? SRES® conducted an interview with a 70-year-old home buyer to fin...

Communicating with Older Parents

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on October 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Often times family members hesitate to talk with their aging parents about common topics of concern such as changes to health, transportation, home care, legal and financial issues as well as retirement housing.   Geriatric professionals suggest it is much better to have these parent conversations sooner rather than later. It is often too late to make informed decisions or be sensitive to everyone’s point of view once a personal or medic...

The Caring Transitions Move Calendar

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on August 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM
A company sponsored relocation can be a great moving experience, especially when your company has provided a personal coordinator to assist you with every step. But, for those who may be moving on their own or coordinating a move for an older parent, relocation logistics may be overwhelming. Caring Transitions® is designed specifically to support your family much the same way a corporate relocation counselor does. We offer the professional help...
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