Janelle D. By Janelle D. • May 9, 2019

Helping With The Move: Portable Containers For Real Estate Clients

When it comes to buying or selling a house, there's no way to get around the fact that an overwhelming amount of furniture and boxes need to be moved. These days more and more people are turning to portable moving containers to make the transition easier. Having a container delivered directly to their driveway, filling it at their leisure, then having the moving company deliver it to their new home (or store it) helps eliminate some of the stress of moving.  Let's see how you can leverage movable storage to provide exceptional service to your clients.

To provide top notch service to your clients, consider offering to cover the moving container delivery fee. Heck, you might even be able to secure a discount with a moving container company and pass it on to your clients.  So whether they're moving and need to store their belongings while looking for another home or need storage while their home is being staged, you can make it more affordable and convenient.

  • Moving across the country or across town
  • Provide a blank slate for staging
  • Emergencies (ex. flooding)
  • Home renovation

There are a variety of storage companies who will deliver containers directly to your client's home. Most companies dropped them off at the house, the homeowners fill them, then they're picked up and delivered to the storage center. Once your client is ready to unload the stored belongings, they call the storage service and the container is delivered to their new home. Some companies will even help load or unload the containers, for an additional fee.

Offering perks like this go a long way with clients. To get the word out, advertise a moving container discount in your marketing material. For example, when sending out postcards for "just sold in your neighborhood", you could include information about the discount and how you make moving easier. Additional options for getting the word out include the following:

  • As a part of your pre-listing or buyer's packet
  • When contacting leads
  • During open houses
  • On social media
  • In nurturing email campaigns (ex. previous clients, leads, new listing alerts, etc.)

Check out the following REPL_ Moving container fees (1)moving container companies and consider local options as well:

U-Box: https://www.uhaul.com/UBox/

Pods: https://www.pods.com/moving-services

U-Pack: https://tinyurl.com/y67ocvs5

 
Conclusion

Satisfying your client's needs by finding them a portable moving container company can go a long way in building a great reputation and generating repeat business.  Getting them a discount will make an even greater impression. Whether they're moving across town or across the country, a portable storage container provides convenience and alleviates some of the stress. You can even offer the service to past clients who are simply trying to declutter their garage or move their kid out of the dorm for the summer. Offering suggestions for moving container services is a great way to provide outstanding service to your past, current, and future real estate clients while keeping you top-of-mind.