The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association in the country devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later life transition issues, NASMM members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults. Gordon’s Estate Services is a current and active member of NASMM.
From time to time we hear a potential client tell us that they learned from another real estate agent that their company has very high market share- and in comparison Gordon’s Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage has a very small market share. The connotation here is that you should list with the company with the big market share- after all- if they’re doing more “business” than anyone else; that must be good news for me- right?
It’s all about providing better options, choices, and experiences for people who are downsizing. Right now, there are more options than ever before. Handling all those choices through multiple providers is a lot of work. What’s worse, often it is emotionally taxing for you, and your family as well, no matter if it is the result of the death of a spouse, a change in health, or new financial circumstances.
There are some moving companies I personally like to use. Other senior move managers at Gordon’s Estate Services prefer other movers that better suit their style of work. We choose particular moving companies that we have developed a good working relationship with, and who understand our needs, and our client’s needs. This isn’t about choosing the lowest bidder; it’s about choosing the best company to handle your move.
An Estate Trustee is tasked with the unenviable job of settling the final matters of a family member or trusted friend. Most Estate Trustees have never been in the position of settling an estate and are overwhelmed with all of the details, politics and responsibility. Being named an Estate Trustee is an honour of the highest degree of personal trust that could be bestowed upon a family member or friend.
At Gordon’s Estate Services we understand the commitment it takes to accept this responsibility on behalf of another, having worked with 1,000s of estate trustees in our history. Heirs are expecting you to make the best decisions on their behalf. Sometimes there are hard feelings among heirs and family members that they were not entrusted with the position of Estate Trustee and there can be some resentment that the estate is out of their control.