Moving is proven to be among life’s most stressful events and yet, an increasing number of people are doing it. According to Yelp’s most recent Economic Average report, searches for movers climbed 36% in June. Whether your new remote lifestyle has you relocating cross-country, or your pup is simply begging for a bigger backyard down the road, new Yelp features and business owners eager to help lessen your load means your next move can be a lot easier.
Here are five ways you can use Yelp to help your next move go smoothly.
Leave it to the pros
Those who have (painfully) moved themselves know that the benefits of hiring a mover are endless. Since introducing Request-A-Quote in 2016, millions of people have turned to Yelp to hire the best professionals in their cities. We recently reinvented the experience to give you more accurate quotes from the start, easy scheduling features, and more.
Whether you need an electrician, roof repair, insurance agent, or lawyer, service providers everywhere are ready to help you get things done the right way. Not to mention, with Yelp Verified License badges, you’ll also have peace of mind that the people you hire are qualified to get the job done.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to get a quote:
Find a real estate agent
Now that you’re up to speed on Request-A-Quote, it’s time to build your moving team! Whether you need to sell your home before hitting the road, or in search of a place to call yours in a brand new city, a great real estate agent can really make a difference. Agents should be eager to meet you in person or virtually over video, and prepared to demonstrate why they are the best person to represent you in any transaction. The right person will work tirelessly to get you settled as quickly as possible in the most fair way.
Read more tips of finding the right real estate agent here.
Set the stage
While you may have spent years making your home all your own, there’s an undeniable art to setting up your home to appeal to potential buyers. Home staging can help take your place from drab to fab, while catching the eye of those in the market. Whether you’re looking for IRL staging or to take it digital, you can use Yelp to find the best stager for you.
Get out of town
There are many ways to take your precious belongings from Point A to Point B these days. You can choose to drive a truck yourself, opt to load relocation cubes offered by companies like PODS and U-haul, or hire a moving company to do it all. Many businesses offer different packages as it relates to packing, supplies included, and rates, so it’s important to get multiple quotes before making your final decision.
Make it home
There’s no denying it can take time for your new home to really feel like home. Here are a few ideas to help you settle in a little quicker:
- Buy fresh houseplants from your local nursery
- Visit a nearby animal shelter and see if you fall in love with a furry friend
- Go antiquing for a new staple piece
- Keep it clean with the help from a professional
No matter how much support you get, there will most likely never be anything that makes moving truly stress-free. When all is said and done, put your feet up and be proud of what you accomplished! Pandemic and all.