The $10,000 Question: Will You Join Us In-Person or Virtually?

Troyce Smoketown Brewery Event

Frederick businesses are a huge part of our community. These local organizations make up a portion of what we love about living here. It’s not news to hear that operating during a pandemic has been challenging. So, how can we help?

A few weeks ago, we decided to host a Facebook Live where we were able to help 14 local businesses by giving away gift cards and connect new customers with their food or services. We’re doing it again but this time with a special twist: you can attend the event in-person for some extra bonuses or join from the comfort of your own home.

We partnered up with Smoketown Brewing Station and Brandon Chapman to bring you a special event that will help boost business for a few of our favorite local places and give you a much-needed night of fun and entertainment.

You Could Win (And You Probably Will!)

Winning is anyone’s game. Starting at 6pm, we’ll be doing raffles to pull winners of our 60 gift cards for $50 each. At 8pm, we’ll be asking trivia questions to the live audience and the Facebook viewers. 140 gift cards will be distributed between 8-9pm.

Here are the participating businesses:

  • The Tasting Room
  • JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House
  • Wok in I Wok out
  • Hootch & Banter
  • White Rabbit Gastropub
  • Perfect Truffle
  • Dahlia Noir

Come to Smoketown Brewing Station

Join us in-person at Smoketown Brewing Station, Downtown Frederick on July 23rd from 6pm-9:30pm. There will be food trucks, music, beer, and $10,000 in gift card giveaways. We will be giving away 60 gift cards for $50 each before the Facebook Live from 6-8pm. That’s 60 gift cards just for our VIP’s!

You need to purchase a ticket in order to access this VIP-Tented Area.

Purchase Your Ticket Here.

Your $25 donation goes toward The Unity Campaign for Frederick County. We have limited spots inside the tent area, so come out early!

Enjoy a Socially Distanced Night Out

The space itself has been approved by the city for square footage to the amount of people for social distancing, all vendors and tables inside the area will be six feet apart.

Here are the additional safety measures that are being taken:

  • Temperature checks upon entry
  • Required face masks/covering if you are not standing at one of the tables inside the tented area or if you are entering/exiting the area
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • There will be only one way in and one way out of our large, fenced outdoor area.
  • Spaced out tables and limited tickets
  • Private beer tent for our guests

Delicious food trucks Bangin BBQ & Uncle Moe’s Soul Food will be available to order.

Join Us from Your Home

Facebook Live Trivia will begin at 8pm. We will be giving away 140 gift cards from 8-9pm.

Click here to RSVP to the Facebook Event.

Special Thanks

  • Brandon Chapman & BE Videography for helping organize and promote this event
  • Tents and snow cones provided by Simply Fresh Events
  • DJ services from Benefactor Events
  • Facebook Live will be featured on the iconic big screen provided by Downtown Frederick Partnership inside our tented area!

Jason Sweeney and Victoria Garey Are Our Newest Buyer’s Agents. Find Out Why They’re the Perfect Fit for Our Team.

Troyce Gatewood New Agents Jason and Victoria

A buyer’s agent helps you find your next home, negotiate an offer, and overcome any setbacks along the way. It’s important to find someone who loves helping people, is eager to make sure you are happy, and knows where to find help should they need it. For those reasons and a few more, that’s why we asked Jason Sweeney and Victoria Garey to join our team.

These two newbies joined our team in January and were immediately tasked with passing the exam to get their license as a buyer’s agent. They both did so within 30 days; no easy feat. Since then, they’ve been helping people close on their dream homes and loving every minute of it.

New Agents Changed Careers to be Real Estate Agents

Sweeney and Garey were both in different industries at the end of 2019. Sweeney was traveling a lot for work and felt as if he was in this perpetual loop. Never being home or having a life outside of work was weighing on him and he needed to make a change.

Garey worked as a retail manager for over 10 years, managing six stores in the Baltimore district. She was excited to make a change to real estate because meeting new people was always something she loved.

When asked if the pandemic hitting in March (shortly after they earned their licenses) made them rethink their decision, both laughed and said absolutely not.

Taking Care of Yourself

At Troyce Gatewood & Partners, we encourage everyone to prioritize time for themselves. What does that look like for Sweeney and Garey?

Sweeney has been playing guitar since he was 14 years old. About an hour before bed, he stays away from technology and leans into his musical ability. This helps him end the day on a peaceful “note,” so to speak.

He also focuses on his health and nutrition. Crossfit means a lot to him for the exercise aspect and also the community. It’s an opportunity to talk to people, socialize, and encourage each other. Sweeney usually heads over to they gym in the afternoon but in the summer months he might pull himself out of bed in the wee hours of the morning in order to get a workout in before it gets too hot.

As for Garey, she loves antiquing. Finding a good deal and negotiating is one of her passions. (Homebuyers take note!) Her greatest find was an antique inkwell for her to keep her paint or ink. She loves drawing people and portraits.

She lives outside of the city and appreciates the privacy and beautiful view of a farm that her home offers. The location is perfect for her and her husband, and their 3.5-pound yorkie, Nihla Grace.

What They Like Most About Being a Real Estate Agent

This sounds cliché but both Jason Sweeney and Victoria Garey absolutely love helping people. That is why they fit right in here. Being able to solve any problems that come along and reassure buyers feels good. And knowing they are a part of a team that helps everyone succeed feels even better.

“The home-buying process isn’t as intimidating or scary as you think,” says Garey. “I didn’t have someone to help me when I bought my first home. I want to be there for my clients and educate them along the way.”

These two incredibly hard-working individuals have big hearts and are ready to help you find your next home. Give us a call at (301) 379-9441 to get started.

Expanding the Award-Winning Team

Choosing your representative can be tough but we make it easy. With several agents to choose from, we can pair you up with the right fit for you. Ready to get started? Complete the contact us form now.

How We Take a Different Approach to Financing Your Next Home (and Why That Works in Your Favor)

new home happy

Finding financing for your next home is relatively easy. There are plenty of options based on your down payment, credit score, and other factors. Our approach to lending is focused on what you decide is a comfortable monthly payment. Then, we work our way backward from there.

Why This Financing Approach Works

Many other lenders will tell you what you’re qualified for, meaning the highest amount that you would be approved to spend on a new home. But that can get you into trouble when the monthly payment is calculated. By the time you realize that the monthly payment is too much, you could be pining for a house that is out of your comfort range.

We want you to feel good in your new home. Really good. We want you to love it. Nothing takes away that feeling of love as fast as a monthly payment that doesn’t fit with your budget.

That’s why we start by asking, “What amount are you comfortable with paying on a monthly basis?” It gives Joe Gatewood, our preferred lender, the opportunity to play around with different possibilities and provide options that fit your expectations.

Feel Good in Your New Home

You’ll start your life in a new home feeling confident about your decision. You can focus on making memories instead of making mortgage payments. That’s what we want to achieve.

Ready to find your next home? We’re ready to help you every step of the way. Complete our contact form today to get started.

The Ultimate Guide to Frederick Restaurant Specials by Day of the Week

Frederick Restaurant Specials

Looking for a good meal deal in Frederick? You’ve come to the right place. Bookmark this baby and reference it the next time you’re craving a night off from cooking. While we’re updating this regularly, we can’t promise that all the information is 100% accurate so be sure to call the restaurant to confirm (and let us know if it isn’t relevant anymore). Our goal is to provide you with a list of local options so that you can try a new place or be encouraged to revisit an old favorite.

Last Updated: June 1st, 2020
Do you have one to add to the list? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll be sure to include it.

Sunday

  • Canapes Catering: Posts their weekly specials every Sunday, visit their website here.
  • Casa Rico: Sangria Sundays, $3.99/glass, $14.99/pitcher
  • Liberty Road Seafood and Steak: $80 Dinner Deal for Two – 2 cups of cream of crab, 1 lb of steamed shrimp, 2 jumbo lump crab cakes, 2 sides of hushpuppies, 1 side of slaw & 1 side of sautéed green beans.
  • Monocacy Crossing: $10 off all bottles of wine + all-day happy hour
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, available at 3:00 PM. Sunday’s Entrée is spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, marinara and parmesan, served with Margherita pizza, pepperoni pizza, 2 mixed green salads, 4 chocolate chip cookies, 4 sodas and daily entree.

Monday

  • Casa Rico: $2.99 Margarita Monday
  • Il Porto: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine
  • Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine: All beers $3 and all appetizers 15% off
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, Available at 3:00 PM. Monday’s Entrée = cheese ravioli marinara, served with Margherita pizza, pepperoni pizza, 2 mixed green salads, 4 chocolate chip cookies, 4 sodas, and daily entree.
  • Pretzel Pizza Creations: $9 Take Home Make-Your-Own Pizza Kit, includes dough, sauce, cheese and 2 toppings. Each kit makes 2 eight-inch or 1 twelve inch pizza.

Tuesday

  • Black Hog: $17 Rib Night Full slab of ribs and 1 side
  • Brewer’s Alley: $12 Taco Tuesday includes 3 tacos, can be paired with margarita bucket for $20
  • Cafe Rio: Taco Tuesday specials and $6.99 burritos or salads
  • The Derby: $24 for 2 Crab Cakes with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Il Porto: $5.99 any Martini
  • Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine: $5 glass of sangria & 15% off skewers
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, available at 3:00 PM. Tuesday’s Entrée = chicken marsala, served with Margherita pizza, pepperoni pizza, 2 mixed green salads, 4 chocolate chip cookies, 4 sodas, and daily entree.
  • Taco Bar: 20% off all tacos for Taco Tuesdays!

Wednesday

  • Brewer’s Alley: $39 Crab Cakes & 6 pack of beer special, served with broccoli, mashed potato, house salad & dessert. Can substitute 1 crab cake for salmon or shrimp.
  • Casa Rico: Kids eat half price
  • The Derby: $20 for a Large 1 Topping Pizza with 10 Wings.  (Add an additional 1 topping pizza for $10).
  • Liberty Road Seafood and Steak: $50 Steam Pot Special – 3 Clusters Snow Crab Legs, 1 lb 31-35 ct Steamed Shrimp, 10 each Steamed Mussels/Clams & 1 pt. Cole Slaw
  • Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine: All wine $5/glass, HALF OFF wine bottles, 15% off all Causas

Thursday

  • Brewer’s Alley: $16.95 Lobster Night
  • Brookside Inn: $0.75 wings
  • Carriage House: $22 Prime Rib Night, Slow Roasted King Cut Prime Rib with choice of two sides
  • Liberty Road Seafood and Steak: “$50 Steam Pot Special – 3 Clusters Snow Crab Legs, 1 lb 31-35 ct Steamed Shrimp, 10 each Steamed Mussels/Clams & 1 pt. Cole Slaw”
  • Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine: $7 all pisco sours or Chicano, 15% off stuffed avocado
  • Monocacy Crossing: $10 off all bottles of wine
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, Available at 3:00 PM. Thursday’s Entrée = Chicken Parmesan, served with Margherita Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, 2 Mixed Green Salads, 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 4 Sodas and Daily Entree.

Friday

  • Brewer’s Alley: $9 Growler refill for all beers. Fresh Catch Friday, call for details.
  • Bushwallers: $15 Fish and Chips Friday, Includes a pint of the beer of day and the whiskey of day.
  • Liberty Road Seafood and Steak: $80 Dinner Deal for Two – 2 Cups of Cream of Crab, 1 lb of Steamed Shrimp, 2 Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, 2 sides of Hushpuppies, 1 side of Slaw & 1 side of Sautéed Green Beans.
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, Available at 3:00 PM. Friday’s Entrée = Baked Lasagna, served with Margherita Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, 2 Mixed Green Salads, 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 4 Sodas and Daily Entree.

Saturday

  • Liberty Road Seafood and Steak: $80 Dinner Deal for Two – 2 Cups of Cream of Crab, 1 lb of Steamed Shrimp, 2 Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, 2 sides of Hushpuppies, 1 side of Slaw & 1 side of Sautéed Green Beans.
  • Pistarro’s: $39 Family Meal Deal for 4, Available at 3:00 PM. Saturday’s Entrée = Chicken Picatta, served with Marghertia Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, 2 Mixed Green Salads, 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 4 Sodas and Daily Entree.

Anytime Deals:

Conclusion

Frederick County has a ton of local restaurant options that will make your mouth water. We love supporting our business community, which is why we came up with this cheat sheet to weekly specials in the area. If you have any edits or change requests, please email us at [email protected] and we will update this page immediately.

Is Frederick the right place for you to live? We’d love to help you find your home here. Please complete the contact us form to get started.

Is Staging Your Home Worth It? You Bet.

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Real estate photography can make or break your listing. Bad photos or missing photos are an instant turn off for buyers, while great photos can make a listing pop off the page. Before you can take great real estate photos, you’ve got to clean and stage the house. Here are five reasons to stage the home before you take photos for an online real estate listing.

Staging prepares you for the move.

Homes tend to become cluttered over time, and homeowners may be so used to the clutter they don’t see how much stuff they own. By cleaning and staging a home before taking real estate photos, you can start decluttering well in advance of the move. This prepares you for the eventual move by giving you a long lead time in which to sort items you wish to keep from those you want to donate or sell, pack items for secure storage, and clean out the home.

Staged photos will stand out.

Staged photos give your listing an advantage over others. If the market is very competitive, a lived-in home will get attention and views, but it won’t be a favorite. Cleaning, staging, and showing off the home in staged photos helps it stand out in a crowded real estate market. If the local market is quiet, home staging can make all the difference between selling a home and having it remain on the market for a year or more.

Right now, real estate shoppers start the search process online by browsing virtual open houses and online real estate listings. If your photos don’t make your house look attractive, online house hunters will skip your house. If they do show interest, they’re more likely make a lowball offer. Staging your home demonstrates that you value it and have taken good care of it while living there.

Staging hides home flaws.

Many homes have flaws. Whether you’ve got a dated kitchen or a neighboring house that’s an eyesore, staging can draw attention away from what you don’t want buyers to focus on and toward your home’s best features. A home staging professional (like the ones on our team) can help you address property flaws with creative staging techniques.

[Related Reading: 3 Reasons Why We Recommend Staging Your Home]

Staging attracts more buyers.

Staged homes use neutral colors and popular themes to help homes appeal to the widest pool of home shoppers. A clean home that meets expectations for tastes and trends will pop off the page in comparison with a listing that contains dated or messy photos. As a result, more buyers will be attracted to your home. Higher views increase the odds that multiple parties will submit an offer.

Staging can increase the offer price.

An asset becomes more attractive when other people show interest in it. When that asset is your house, a buyer who might be weighing a lower offer could rethink their strategy.

Knowing how many other people have viewed the property or are putting in offers, a home buyer will increase their offer to stand a chance. In competitive real estate markets, it’s not unusual for a standout property to receive multiple offers. Homebuyers may offer above asking price to beat others offers, and there could be a bidding war. As the home seller, you benefit from all this interest by earning more money from the sale of your home.

Home staging is an essential part of the online real estate process. You aren’t just competing with the house down the street anymore, you’re competing with HGTV homes. Buyers want perfection, and home staging ensures that they see the most beautiful parts of your home.

Ready to get started on selling your home? Fill out the contact us form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

We’re Giving Away 130 Giftcards to Frederick Businesses – You Can Win!

Our team thought long and hard about how we could contribute to the community during this unprecedented time. We came up with a Troyce Gatewood & Partners style “Trivia Night,” where we’ll be giving away 130 gift cards and various prizes! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 7th, at 7pm and join our Facebook Event for all the juicy details.

Show your love for local restaurants and shops by joining our Facebook Live on May 7th at 7 pm. This is something that anyone can do, regardless of your current situation. It’s the perfect way to show your support for local businesses without spending a dime. (And BONUS: you get to have fun while doing it!)

We’ll be asking trivia questions about the following categories:

  • Around the World
  • Pop Culture
  • Music
  • Art History
  • Movies

Click Here to View the Facebook Event

Click Here to RSVP via EventBrite

Participating Businesses

Curious to know what kind of cards and prizes are in store for you? Check out this list of participating businesses.

Remember to jump into the Facebook Live on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm for a chance to win. We want you to have a good time and win! If you have any questions, email Brittany at [email protected] See you on the Facebook Live.

Words Are Powerful

Words are powerful. One word can have many different meanings. One sentence can be said in a certain tone and have a positive impact, while the same sentence can be said in a different tone and have a very negative impact. Words can encourage, build up and inspire. Words can also tear down and destroy. When the right words are spoken at the right time, perspectives can change, people can be at peace. On the other hand, poorly chosen words can also start war. Our words hold much power. And the heart behind the words matter all the most.

You may wonder what this has to do with real estate. One main reason people do not want to use a real estate agent is because they do not trust their intentions; their heart behind their words. Unfortunately, the sales industry in America may have gotten to the best of us! We tend to think that anyone who is “selling” something doesn’t truly care about the buyer as a person, but is rather just after the buyers money. More so to build a consumer relationship. Fortunately, that is not what we represent. Troyce Gatewood & Partners is a team with moral values and are trustworthy market experts. We are here for our clients best interest, to sell homes fast or find dream homes our clients hope expectantly for.

At TG&P our slogan is, “Real service, Real results, Real estate.” You may smirk because it is a little cheesy, but we mean it (and enjoy the cheese)! We chose “real service” first because that is what we offer. True service is putting someone else’s needs, desires, and wants before oneself. We seek to serve, to know our clients, to understand them, their wants and needs. This helps us ultimately determine what they are looking for, what they may be afraid of, and helping them overcome those fears by providing service and the clarity of what they may not have previously understood. To serve is to put someone else completely before oneself and do everything in your power for their good. That is what we seek for our clients.

The second part of the slogan is “real results.” Real results come naturally from real service. When one puts in the diligent effort, the results will follow. When our clients sign a listing or buyers agreement with one of our agents, we do everything in our power to ensure their success. Our team includes Listing Coordinators, Assistants, a Transaction Coordinator, and other behind-the-scenes experts that help get the client’s home from Active to Under Contract to Sold in a very timely manner. We value our clients and know each home has special uniqueness to offer potential buyers. We focus on serving and the results are guaranteed to follow. We expect to receive results that are better than originally hoped for.

Last but not least is “real estate” and that’s what we are all about! We are honored to represent each buyer and seller that decides to put their trust in us. We value each of them, we value ourselves and we value our words. We mean what we say and we say what we mean. We offer real service to get real results in the wonderful world of real estate. Choose the team that cares about you.

The Key to Selling Your Home Faster

As we all commonly know, home Inspections protect the buyer from moving into a home that might have unforeseen issues. Houses can have that curb appeal, but need repairs beyond the walls. Most of the time it’s even hard for sellers to see some of the issues that may come up during the home inspection and don’t intend to ignore them, but they can hold up the process of closing once your home is under contract. So a great way for the seller to get ahead of the game is by having a home inspection done prior to being on the market, which is referred to as a pre-listing home inspection.

A pre-listing home inspection will help you identify potential problems that could lead to a bad situation once your home goes under contract. A few major items that will be addressed when getting your pre-listing home inspection:

  • Appliances
  • Well and/or septic
  • Plumbing
  • Utilities
  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Handrails
  • Electric Panel(s)
  • HVAC

The inspector will go through every nook and cranny of your home to ensure that everything is in working order. Once he/she is finished, they will send you a report categorizing items by importance. This report is long and may seem overwhelming at first, but remember that they don’t want to leave any stone unturned, so they include as much detail as possible. There will be recommended fixes for items and how to go about having them done.

At Troyce Gatewood & Partners we want our sellers to be prepared so that your home sells quickly. A pre-listing home inspection is just one of the many advantages a seller can have when wanting to put their home on the market. Try to take care of as many recommended items as possible!

Our recommended home inspectors are: Mark Springirth with Springirth Services and Richard Leonard with Fox Mountain Property.

Give them a call to schedule your pre-listing home inspection!

7 of Troyce’s Secrets to Selling Your Home Fast

We pride ourselves on selling homes quickly without sacrificing price. How are we so good at it? Part of the reason is that we have a stellar team of agents who go above and beyond for clients, led by the 2018 Best Real Estate Agent in Frederick, Troyce Gatewood. Here are a few of her tips for selling your home fast.

Want to sell your home fast?

  1. Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection: This magical report is done before your home goes on the market. A home inspector will come in and go through every inch of your property. Then they will provide you with a full report of what needs to be fixed.
  2. Let in the Natural Light: Sunlight is a mood booster and frankly, any home looks better with natural light coming through the windows. If there’s a bush or tree blocking the view, trim it or consider taking it down. Be sure to clean those windows and doors, too.
  3. Declutter: Rooms look so much better with fewer things in them. Moyer & Sons offers De-Clutter Discounts that can help you during the process. Be sure to ask them for the Troyce Gatewood & Partners discount package!
  4. Make a Great First Impression: Curb appeal is a real thing. We all want to be proud of our homes! Pull those weeds, plant flowers, sweep that porch. You have one shot to make a great first impression.
  5. Remove all Personal Items: We know you love your kids and are proud of their achievements. But please put away the family photos, trophies, and ribbons. You want prospects to feel like this is their home.
  6. Deep Clean Your Home: Prospective buyers are going to be looking everywhere; even kitchen cupboards. Clean up the rice that fell out of the bag a few years ago and dust your floorboards. A clean home is a home that sells quickly!
  7. Call Troyce at 301-379-9441: Selling your home quickly doesn’t happen by “quick tips” alone. There are a lot of other factors that cannot be explained by anyone but a real estate agent with 17+ years of experience and a track record for selling homes 6x’s faster. Give us a call to get started!

Troyce provided even more tips at our Happy Hour for Home Buyers, Sellers, and Owners back in September. Would you like to be invited to the next one? Send us an email at [email protected] to get on the list.

A Moving Professional Shares His 9 Secrets to a Smooth Move

Packing is often the least favorite part of moving. It’s boring and time-consuming, you go through boxes really quickly, and you always seem to pack something you need. Moving expert Jason Moyer, Vice President of Moyer & Sons, is here to help. Here are some tips from a moving professional on how to make your move a smooth one.

Moving and Packing Tips

  1. Start with decluttering. This sounds a little crazy since you might not even have your home on the market yet but getting rid of unnecessary things makes your property more appealing to potential buyers. Pack up those unnecessary photos, candles, and clutter and put it in storage for a little while. Moyer & Sons offers a decluttering package – details listed at the bottom of this post.
  2. Do a little each day. Once you have a closing date, start packing. It’s never too early to start. Jason recommends starting about 2 months in advance so that you can do a little each day. He says, “Start with two boxes each day, then after a few weeks start doing 3-4 boxes a day. You might have to do one ‘jam day’ at the end but you should have everything pretty well sorted out by then.”
  3. Pack the stuff you never use first. When was the last time you pulled a book off that bookshelf? Do you need that punch bowl anytime soon? Take a minute to look through each room of your house and identify what isn’t used frequently, then pack those items first. As you get closer to your moving date, you can start packing the things you use more often.
  4. Write the room on each box. It might be helpful to you if you write the contents on the front of each box, but it’s even better if you can write what room you want it in. “Books” could be children’s books that belong in the nursery or novels for the living room display. Identifying the room mean the movers can do the bulk of the work so that you don’t need to shift boxes around after they leave. 
  5. Pack similar items together. Try not to mix rooms in one box. It will make it easier when you unpack and simpler to mark the box for the right location. Keep kitchen items in boxes marked for the kitchen.
  6. Keep clothing in dresser drawers. For a local move, certain dressers are okay to use for clothing storage. Save a few boxes and some time! If you have any other items in your dresser, make sure you remove them. (Like that gift you’ve been hiding.)
  7. Mark the boxes you’ll need to open first. As you start packing the daily items, make sure you mark the boxes to indicate that these containers are a priority. Let your movers know where they should be stacked so that you can easily find them after the move.
  8. Identify areas for furniture vs. stacking boxes. When you’re at your new home, tell the moving crew where furniture should be placed and where they can start stacking boxes.
  9. Pack a necessities box. You might find it helpful to pack (and label) a box that includes bathroom necessities like toilet paper, towels, and shampoo. The same carton could contain paper plates, cups, trash bags, coffee, and coffee pot. You might even want to make it a “parts” box by adding remotes, hardware (bed & table screws). This will come in handy after your tired from a long day of moving but still need to eat and get ready the next morning.

Bonus Tip for Finding a Moving Company

Don’t be fooled by a low quote. Be careful with online pricing for moving companies. Sometimes companies will provide a lower quote, only to add on fees and other unexpected costs. Do your homework and ask your network for recommendations. Cheaper is not always better.

Moving isn’t easy but with the help of a local company like Moyer & Sons, it can be a smooth transition to your new home. They have over 50 years of experience moving people and their belongings. They also offer special discounts for our clients.

Local Move Discounts

  • 10% Discount on Regular Hourly Rates
  • 10% Discount on Boxes/Packing Supplies
  • No Charge for the First 15 Days at our Warehouse Facility
  • Free Used Boxes (subject to availability)

Declutter Discounts

  • Two professional Moyer & Sons movers for up to 3 hours with 1-hour travel for $480.00
    (additional charges may apply if over 3-hours)
  • Two secure storage vaults
  • 30 days of the vault storage are complimentary

Contact Moyer & Sons today for a free estimate at 800-726-1817 or visit their website at moyerandsons.com.

Need help finding your dream home first? Give us a call!