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The Top 4 Reasons You Need a Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist

Barry Gordon, November 26, 2012


A CRTS provides a lot of services to their clients. There are so many things to do, whether it is sorting and packing, managing the sale of unwanted possessions gathered over a lifetime, repairing a home for sale, or assisting on moving day and getting you completely settled in your new home. Here are the top 4 reasons for using a CRTS:

  1. A CRTS is an advocate for you, the client. Transitioning can bring up difficult emotions for you and your family. Your CRTS is there to advocate for your wishes and needs. They can help sort through your possessions not only for their material value, but also their sentimental value.
  1. They are a resource for you- family, caregivers, and housing administrators. Your CRTS is coordinating your move, and knows all the details. Everyone involved knows they can contact your CRTS and get the information they need. Whatever you or your family needs, your CRTS will find you the information and make it happen.
  1. Your CRTS will manage space, assets and projects. When downsizing, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by how much you have. Do you need storage space? Do you need a venue to hold an auction? How much can you realistically take with you into a smaller living space? What do you really need? Your CRTS will help answer all of these questions, and he or she will oversee any necessary arrangements. Again, you are not giving up control since you have final say to approve (or not) everything your CRTS recommends.
  1. They know the best people for each job. Whether you need a real estate agent, a contractor, movers, or a lawyer, your local CRTS knows who will do the best job for the best price. Your CRTS will consult with you and determine what you need, and will always ask for your approval when hiring new people to work for you.

Your CRTS will explain, clearly and to your satisfaction, what they are going to do, who they are contracting services to, how they are going to do it (from start to finish), how much it is going to cost, and when it will be done. If you agree, your transition can get started, or you can ask for changes to be made to the transition plan. They are experts and can advise you about potential challenges when you are unsure about the best course of action. While CRTS training does focus on serving seniors and their particular circumstances, they can provide quality services to people of any age who are moving and need some help.


Written by Barry Gordon

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