Mar 31, 2014 -
America's housing market is heating up and nearly one-third of Americans are ready to make a move this year.
According to a new survey by Mayflower, America's most recognized and trusted moving company, one in three Americans (33 percent) say they feel more comfortable purchasing a home today than last year and anticipate looking for a new home within the next year. Despite the readiness to upgrade their living situations, Americans do acknowledge that moving is a stressful life event.
"At Mayflower, we know that moving is an overwhelming time for our customers," said Melissa Sullivan, director, marketing communications, Mayflower. "To ease the stress of a move, we offer a variety of services to simplify the process-from personalized moving websites to full-service moves that include packing, loading and transporting."
Mayflower moves an average of 60,000 families each year. Many move during the peak moving season, which begins in May and will continue until September. Mayflower offers these tips to help consumers save time and money throughout their move:
Mayflower also warns customers to be aware of "rogue movers" - internet-based companies that offer low initial estimates, but then hold a victim's possessions hostage until they receive thousands of dollars in additional payments. Out of the millions of Americans that move each year, approximately 3,000 are victims of fraud. To avoid moving scams, Mayflower offers these tips:
Survey Background and Methodology
Respondents to the survey were selected from Research Now's consumer panel to reflect a general distribution of the consumer population, ages 18 years and older. Respondents were also selected by regional geographic distribution (South, West, Northeast, Midwest) to reflect U.S. demographics. Without knowledge of Mayflower's sponsorship, 1,000 respondents completed the survey. Age/generation groups were assigned using the following criteria: Millennial: age 18-34; Gen X: age 35-49; Boomer: age 50-64; Pre-Boomer: age 65+.
Editor's note: Additional survey data is available by request. If interested, please contact Melissa Sullivan at 636-349-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayflower is America’s most recognized and trusted moving company. Together with its sister company Mayflower Containers, Mayflower offers a full range of moving services from full-service to do-it-yourself moving and storage. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, Mayflower maintains a network of 300 affiliated agencies. For more information about Mayflower Transit and its services, visit: Mayflower.com or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MayflowerMoving.
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