Home Staging Gets Attention and Moves Houses

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 20, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Homes sell more quickly with staging since they show better online and attract more walk through visitors. Caring Transitions Chicago Northwest Suburbs partners with Staging by Lisa to help Realtors sell homes quickly.

Behind the Scenes of an Estate Sale (part 1)

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on September 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM
Peer behind the scenes into how estate sales organizations work and what you should expect from a professional approach.

Why I started this business

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on September 23, 2016 at 4:42 PM
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”   ~Henry David ThoreauI found this quote in the pretty little notebook my Mother had left for us to find in her home after she passed. In it, she had inscribed her own deeply personal dreams. Beautiful cursive stories that eventually came to pass and others to inspire those she would leave behind in body--but never in spirit. One dream as a 12-ye...

Estate Team/Move Team Members Needed!

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on September 19, 2016 at 8:55 AM
Caring Transitions of Chicago Northwest Suburbs is looking for a part-time Team Member who is responsible for providing world class customer service to clients while assisting in the coordination, sorting, packing/unpacking, staging, pricing and conducting of estate sales and online auctions locally. This is a part-time position with flexible hours, a stress-free, engaging work environment with the opportunity to help others.  Ideal...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck 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...

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

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck 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...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck 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 Mary Beth Radeck 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...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck 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 Mary Beth Radeck 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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