Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.


As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process, as circumstances require.
  • Hansen Bros. is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Hansen Bros. is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

Guide for selling your old home remotely

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    Did you know that you don’t have to be physically present to be able to sell your home? In recent years, many people relocated without having sold their old home, mainly because of the prices they couldn’t get but hoped for. If you think that the time for selling it has come, but you just don’t have the time to travel back, doing it remotely is a logical step, especially now. And particularly if you are not living anywhere in the vicinity. Hansen Bros Moving & Storage has prepared a small guide for selling your old home remotely. Read it and see how to organize it all.

    There are many different tasks to take into consideration

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    It is not easy to sell your home remotely but if you prepare well, it is certainly doable.

    Did you hire cross country movers Seattle and move out from your home some time ago but did not manage to sell it? The process of selling your home remotely depends on its current status and whether or not you rented it out. An empty home is certainly an easier sell, whereas having to deal with tenants while trying to sell a home can be demanding. Naturally, you will need a good real estate agent that will handle the process. Still, even if you are selling remotely, you should plan to visit the site at one point, just to prepare and organize it the best way possible.

    Make sure that you prepare a good plan before you enter the sale process

    As complicated as the process of selling your home is, planning is a necessity. There are many things to think about and you will not be able to complete everything properly if you did not have a carefully crafted plan. So, take some time before you enter the process, think about everything, and prepare a plan. This will help you stay on track and fulfill the goals you set. If you have never done this before, go online.

    There are tons of topics that should help you to understand the process and create a smart plan. Think about the desired price, talking to a tax professional about your obligations, hiring a real estate agent, hiring shipping companies Seattle to move the extra furniture, staging your new home for sale, handling tenants, and much more.

    Notify your tenants first to give them time to organize the moving process

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    Notify your tenants as soon as you can. They need time to adapt to the new situation

    If you have tenants in your old home, before you put it up for sale it is only fair that you give them proper notice. Moving out is not an easy job. They need to find a new home, prepare their stuff, call Seattle interstate movers, and move out. This process could last somewhere between one or two months. So, make sure to inform them as soon as you decide to sell. Moreover, talk to your tenants. They will probably have to deal with potential buyers and people visiting your home.

    Make sure to make an agreement on how this will unfold. Also, if you will not be present during their moving out process, make sure that they do not leave it with your items. That is why you should visit them at one point and agree on the process in person.

    Certain things are better done in-person

    Of course, it’s not easy to visit the property, especially if you are not close. But if you can, you should try to organize it. Use this visit to take a look at the state of your home, talk to the tenants, and visit comparative rental residences. When you have tenants in your home, you never know how they are maintaining it, especially when you are not around. Perhaps you will need to do some repairs or staging.

    Depending on the situation, you will need to talk to the tenants and plan with them how the whole process will unfold. Finally, it would be smart to visit the homes for comparison. That way, you will be able to set a more reasonable price.

    Go through the tax regulations with a consultant

    Once you deal with your tenants, you need to deal with your taxes. Taxes are a complicated thing, especially when selling your home. If you are not an expert in the field, you should talk to a certified public accountant that will explain everything and make sure that you understand your taxes when selling a home.

    Make sure that you have a good real estate agent that you trust handling the process

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    You will need to have a good realtor you trust. That is the only way to handle the remote sale safely

    To be able to sell your old home remotely you will need to have a real estate agent present at the site. If you have a real estate agent that you worked with in the past that might be the best solution. Your old realtor knows you, your preferences, your old neighborhood, and should be able to handle the sale properly. When someone else is handling the sale for you, it must be a person that you trust.

    You have many options for communicating remotely at your disposal

    If you handled all the things that we talked about properly, all you have to do is to wait for the buyer to appear. Luckily, in this day and age, communicating remotely is not a problem. You have many options at your disposal, and it all depends on your or your buyer’s preferences. Still, if you have a good realtor present at the site, selling your old home remotely will not be a problem.

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