Lorraine Herbert, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABR, ABRM, CLHMS, CDPE, CIAS, HAFA certified, LMS.


If you decide that moving on your own isn’t for you, you need to find and hire good movers to get you from place to place. You can start with a simple internet search, but you need to find the right movers to be able to get dependable service. Below, you’ll find some tips to help making the process of finding a moving company that much easier. 



Get Quotes From A Few Companies


Get quotes on prices from a few different moving companies. Don’t just go with the first company that you find. Do a bit of research and even see if you can get some type of a background check on each company that you get a quote from. This way, you’ll avoid any nightmare stories from your move.


Have A Mover Do An Assessment


Your movers should come and visit your home before you move. Will they be packing for you? Do They need a larger size truck? If the moving company comes to make an assessment of the home, they will know what needs to be done when moving day arrives. Make an inventory list of everything in your home so that you’ll know what you have to take with you. You’ll also know what you have in your new home once you get there. This can really help streamline the process.   


Price Isn’t Everything


The most expensive mover may not provide much more services over the least expensive moving company. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a bit more if you get additional services like boxes or packing. If a quote is much lower than you think it should be, then you probably should be a bit cautious of hiring the company.


Look For Reputation


You need to be aware of the reputation that a moving company carries with them. If you’re moving locally, you can usually go with a local company that has some good reviews. If you’re moving across states, try and find a larger company that has a lot of experience and a reputation built up for those types of long-distance moves. 


Ask Questions


You’re paying a lot of money to hire a moving company and have a right to know exactly what you’re paying for. Make a list of questions to ask each company. Find out their protocols and understand how your things will be treated. You want to know that your items will be in good hands. Some things you’ll want to know about each moving company:


  • What kind of insurance do you have?
  • What types of fees do you have?
  • What’s the timeline for my move? 
  • Have all your movers undergone background checks?


If the company tends to avoid certain questions, you should beware. With a little research, moving both near and far will be a breeze.



41 Mcgregory Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$487,500
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to this wonderful classic Garrison Colonial in great central neighborhood! With room for everyone, this beautifully maintained home features quality detailing, hardwood flooring, wainscotting, central air and updated Kitchen and Baths! First floor slate foyer with raised paneling detail, front to back fireplaced Living Room with built in shelving, formal Dining Room with sliders to brick patio, spacious eat-in cherry Kitchen with lots of cabinets and uber charming fireplaced office/den with beamed ceiling, gorgeous pegged oak floor and built-ins. First floor also has guest Bath, laundry and tiled 3 season Sun Room with sliders to patio. Go up the rear stairway to huge Family Room with wet bar, wainscotting and lots of storage. Second floor all hardwood floored Bedrooms include large Master with full Bath and walk-in, 4 additional Bedrooms and two additional full Baths. Oversized two car garage, lower level fireplaced Play Room with storage and lovely open landscaped yard!
Open House
Sunday
February 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Welcome Home to this wonderful classic Garrison Colonial in great central neighborhood! With room for everyone, this beautifully maintained home features quality detailing, hardwood flooring, wainscotting, central air and updated Kitchen and Baths! First floor slate foyer with raised paneling detail, front to back fireplaced Living Room with built in shelving, formal Dining Room with sliders to brick patio, spacious eat-in cherry Kitchen with lots of cabinets and uber charming fireplaced office.
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Location: 41 Mcgregory Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566    Get Directions




When you buy a home, you may wonder what the benefits of having your own realtor to represent you are. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you probably will have a lot of questions. If you’re a second-time homebuyer you may still have a lot of questions! Buying a home can be a long, tedious process. It’s very helpful to know that you have a knowledgable realtor by your side to represent you and help you through the home buying process. If you’re looking to buy a home in a tough market, hiring your own realtor to represent you as a buyer is especially important. 


First, you should consider interviewing some prospective buyers agents in your area. Maybe you can get recommendations from friends and family as well. Learn what you can expect from a top realtor who will represent you as a buyer. 


Honesty Is The Best Policy


Your agent should be completely honest with you. While they can’t tell you what you personally want in a home, they should give you every last disclosure. No agent should put a home value or their own commission above their clients. This means that there’s strict documentation that realtors must follow including a code of ethics and standards for practice. A realtor must uphold these promises.  


Judging honesty in a realtor can be difficult. An honest real estate agent will help you through the home search process, for example. This is a good place to start. If the realtor points out some of the potential issues that you may have as a buyer in a home, you can see that honesty is one of their main policies.


Good Communicator


A realtor should be in frequent communication with you. Even if your home search isn’t active, they will check in, and see where you’re at in the process and if your needs have changed. 

Your realtor should alert you if offers have been made on properties that you’re interested in as well. Your buyer’s agent should reply to texts, e-mails, or calls within a short time frame of receiving them. Having a realtor that’s on top of things for you is important when it comes to buying a home since, without their help and information, the perfect home could slip through the cracks for you.                  


Knowledge Of Rules, Regulations, And Best Practices


Your buyer’s agent should have extensive knowledge of the real estate rules and regulations that are within your state. Each state has different practices when it comes to buying a home. Hiring a buyer’s agent is especially helpful if you are unfamiliar with a state or city. Your agent will be well-informed on all of your responsibilities as a buyer, as well as how and when you should complete these tasks and signings throughout the entire home buying process.


First showings at OH, Sun 2/18 12-2. Location, Location, Location! Coveted McGilpin Road neighborhood is the location for this exceptional 4 BR Colonial. Set amid country feeling stone walls and open fields, but only minutes off Fiske Hill, this beautiful home showcases quality finishes and classic detailing. First floor, hardwoods throughout, formal dining Living Rm and Dining Rm with crown moldings, bright fireplaced Family Room with surround sound and terrace doors to oversized Sun Deck, huge cabinet packed Cooks's Kitchen with island and peninsula, stainless steel appliances including wine cooler and convenient tiled Mud Room with laundry and guest BA! Second floor Master BR with double vanity tiled full BA, walk in closet and great cathedral and skylit Bonus Room with walk-in cedar closet. Three additional good sized BRs and 2nd tiled full BA complete the second floor. Walk-out lower level Play Room leads to great rear yard! Central vac, security system, wired for generator.

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108 Mcgilpin Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
First showings at OH, Sun 2/18 12-2. Location, Location, Location! Coveted McGilpin Road neighborhood is the location for this exceptional 4 BR Colonial. Set amid country feeling stone walls and open fields, but only minutes off Fiske Hill, this beautiful home showcases quality finishes and classic detailing. First floor-all hardwoods, formal Living Room and Dining Room with crown moldings, bright fireplaced Family Room with surround sound and terrace doors to oversized Sun Deck, huge cabinet packed Chef's Kitchen with island and peninsula, stainless steel appliances including wine cooler and uber convenient tiled Mud Room with laundry and guest Bath! Second floor Master BR with double vanity tiled full Bath, walk in closet and great cathedral and skylit Bonus Room with walk-in cedar closet. Three additional good sized Bedrooms and 2nd full tiled Bath complete the second floor. Walk-out lower level Play Room leads to great rear yard! Central vac, security system and wired for generator
Open House
Sunday
February 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location, Location, Location! Coveted McGilpin Road neighborhood is the location for this exceptional 4 BR Colonial. Set amid country feeling stone walls and open fields, but only minutes off Fiske Hill, this beautiful home showcases quality finishes and classic detailing. First floor-all hardwoods, formal Living Room and Dining Room with crown moldings, bright fireplaced Family Room with surround sound and terrace doors to oversized Sun Deck, huge cabinet packed Chef's Kitchen with island
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 108 Mcgilpin Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566    Get Directions






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