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Pros and Cons: Hiring Movers or Moving Yourself

by Alisa Coyle

Moving can be a very stressful event when buying or selling a home. One of the first decisions you will have to make is whether you will spend the money to hire a professional moving service or rent a truck or van and take on the work yourself with a “DIY” move. Here are just a few of the points that you should consider for each:

Advantages to Moving Yourself:

The most advantageous part of executing a move yourself is the financial savings. Since you will be putting in the time to pack, load, transfer, unload, and unpack your belongings, you will save a lot of money by doing the work yourself. This is much more attainable for people with fewer belongings, lots of friends that are willing to help, and a short distance to move.

Advantages of Hiring Movers:

If you are willing to spend more and hire professional movers, you will gain the aid of experienced and insured movers that will take care of the manual labor involved in a move. In addition, if the movers pack your belongings, you will often be compensated for anything that is damaged during transport. Hiring movers is more expensive, but often significantly reduces the stress inherent in the moving process.

No matter which way you decide to get your belongings from Point A to Point B, you can rest assured that your home will be taken care of with the help of the real estate agents here at Greater Boston Realty. If you’re in the market for a premier real estate expert, call our office at 617-469-4040 now to schedule a free consultation.

 

Moving to the Area? Tips for New Bostonians

by Alisa Coyle

As real estate agents in Boston, we work with a lot of people who are new to the area. It is always such a pleasure to see our home buyers take in the local sights, and to help them plan a future in this great city. So, whether you move to Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale, or any of the other neighborhoods around, you will be ready to embrace the Bostonian mindset:

· Most of the country seems to have a Starbucks addiction, but here in Massachusetts, we also run on Dunkin’ Donuts.  And remember – asking for coffee ‘regular’ isn’t black.   Here, ‘regular’ coffee has cream and sugar.

· You should probably get up to speed on the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots – they’re always a talking point for Boston locals. Also, the Green Monster isn’t actually scary – it’s the name of the left field wall at Fenway Park!

· Don’t call the MBTA “the subway” unless you want to be ridiculed. Here, it’s “the T” and nothing else. It’s also a great way to get around town if you don’t want to brave the (sometimes crazy) traffic.

· There is history everywhere. In fact, you will be hard-pressed to find a place that isn’t historically significant in some way. If you want to experience the city’s offerings, the Freedom Trail downtown is a great place to start.

And if you’re looking to move to the area, the best place to start is with a five-star Realtor. Call Greater Boston Realty today at 617-469-4040 to make an appointment and speak with a real estate agent that can help you choose the right neighborhood for you and your family.

 

 

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