GMS Announces New Service Partner
GMS is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with ABF U-Pack. U-Pack is an affordable household goods movement alternative for those who need a full service moving option, but are on a self move budget. This makes it the perfect solution for those transferees/policies with small lump sums. The chart below compares the charges from U-Pack and the other leading self move companies.
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So how does it work? Easy…
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- The transferee contacts their Relocation Coach.
- The Coach then calls U-Pack and makes the initial contact.
- A U-Pack representative will be in touch with the transferee to do an estimate.
- U-Pack brings the transferee an empty ReloCube™ or Trailer equipped with a loading ramp.
- The transferee can take up to three business days (more if you include weekends) to load your stuff.
- U-Pack drives to the transferee's new home, and they relax knowing North America’s most trusted carrier is moving their household goods.
- The transferee can take up to three business days (more if you include weekends) to unload their stuff
For more information on this new service, or to request a U-Pack brochure, contact your Account Manager, Sam Hoey, today.
A Little GREEN Goes A Long Way
Today’s home buyer is more aware than ever of environmental issues and the problems they can pose to human health. Consumers pay more to eat organic foods, drive hybrid cars and otherwise live a “green” life, even in a slowing economy. It makes sense that they’ll want their home to be as safe as possible, too. Relocating to a different city is the perfect opportunity for a family to start off on the right “green” foot. This includes considerations regarding energy efficiency or structural composition of their new home. This also means ensuring the property and neighborhood are free from environmental hazards.
Your company, no matter what the specific industry, has an opportunity to establish a ‘green’ strategy which will benefit you in several ways. First, giving your employees small steps to live a cleaner, healthier life is good business practice. Recycling policies, encouraging carpooling, and using reusable coffee mugs and water bottles, save money, energy, and lessen the environmental impact of your workplace. In addition, having a ‘green’ strategy will give you an edge from your competition, and can lure potential job candidates.
Providing employees who are relocating to a new area with a complete environmental picture of their new location is another step in the ‘green’ direction. Environmental contamination affects the value of a property and the health of the family who lives there. It is best to know the environmental condition of an area before the move occurs.
These are a few examples of easily implemented, inexpensive ways to “go green.” There are many online resources and organizations dedicated to the specific details of each suggestion, and the possibilities are infinite. But it makes sense for all of us to do what we can, little by little, starting today.
The EDR Neighborhood Environmental ReportTM (NER) is the most comprehensive report of its kind relevant to the residential real estate and/or relocation transaction. It provides valuable information in an easy to understand format, and is delivered electronically. For a free report on any address in the United States, please contact EDR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-624-0470. For more information about EDR, visit www.edrnet.com.