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.

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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 Seattle home

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    The process of selling a home can take a toll on any person and any household – especially if you are trying to find a new property at the same time. Apart from being time-consuming and challenging, the prospect of selling your Seattle home is bound to make you feel a range of emotions. After all, you spent years, if not decades, living in your house, so you are destined to feel nostalgic. At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle, we can’t help you deal with your emotions – that’s out of our realm of expertise. But what we can do is help you go through the process as trouble-free as possible. And we’ll do that by exploring some key points to keep in mind.

    Figure out how much your house is worth

    Wanting to sell your home for the highest possible amount doesn’t make you unreasonable – it only makes you human. However, there is a clear difference between the things that we want and the things we can get. That’s why it’s best to know what you are working with by hiring an agent to estimate the value of your house. It wouldn’t hurt if you looked at the local listings and got acquainted with the median prices in your neighborhood.

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    You want to sell your house for the best possible price. But you also need to be realistic.

    Let’s say that all homes in your area are priced between $350,000 and $400,000. If your house fits the norm and doesn’t have any extra additions, then you shouldn’t trust an estimator that gives you a much higher price than what’s average. That is a textbook sign of someone who is trying to butter you up so that you would sign a deal.

    Hopefully, you would have enough money left over to pay for a new home. Also, don’t forget about the additional costs after selling your house. And you shouldn’t forget about those extra costs, such as different moving services Seattle when moving and closing costs after selling the house.

    The art of selling your Seattle home at the right moment

    Believe it or not, how quickly you manage to sell your home mostly depends on the moment when you decide to sell it. For every area, there are certain months when the housing market is at its prime. These are the moments when houses get sold quickly and at the best price. So if you wish to be on the phone with local movers in Seattle as soon as possible, then take a good long look at the housing market in your area.

    If it’s possible, you should refrain from selling your home in what could be labeled as the off-season for homebuyers and home sellers. Although, you should always take into account the fact that you could be an exception to the rule. Sometimes, statistics are just that – numbers.

    Sell your home in Seattle with the help of an agent

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    Work on finding a reputable real estate agent in your area.

    There is a reason why real estate agents exist in the first place. Their role is to take care of all the logistical aspects of this process. Bear in mind that selling your home in Seattle will be hard even when working with a real estate agent. But without him/her, it will be a nightmare. That’s why we believe you should look for reputable real estate agents in your area when you decide to sell your home. They do come at a certain price, but their help is priceless at the end of the day.

    Get your home ready for sale

    You don’t need us to tell you that the housing market is a competitive one. When you put your home on the market, it will be competing against dozens of other homes. That’s why you need to make sure your humble abode pops and stays in the minds of the homebuyers. And to do that, you need to invest your time into getting your Seattle home ready for its big debut on the market.

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    Don’t hide your family photos – show them proudly.

    Start by performing any fixes and repairs that are currently ruining the appeal and functionality of your home. That means that, if you have a leaking faucet that has been waiting its turn to be repaired, now is the right time for you to do it. Once all the small repairs are done, the cleaning part of the job enters the scene. What you want to do is:

    1. Get your home sparkly clean and,
    2. Remove all the unnecessary items and clutter.

    It’s always a good idea to rent a temporary self storage Seattle unit where you will put the items you decide to take out of your home. Buyers love to see a minimalistic look. You are trying to get other people to fall in love with your home.

    With all the surplus items out of the way, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Remember that it is always a good idea to create a homey and welcoming vibe by carefully placing some family photos that capture precious memories. People want to come into your home and be able to imagine what their new life is going to look like.

    Get ready for an open house

    Having an open house is the best way to get a lot of people familiarized with your home. And that makes it the best way to sell your home. With your home ready for sale, all you have to do is set the date and show up. Remember to put on your best smile for the day! You aren’t selling your Seattle home every day – this is a special occasion. Hopefully, you will have no problems selling your home and getting ready for your local, long-distance, or interstate move that will follow. If you get all the necessary assistance with the process and you do your part of the job right, there should be no room for error.

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